Published In PRC News
Members of Prestatyn Running completed a “Triple Triple” at the weekend – and have the medals to prove it.
Luke Bodman, along with husband-and-wife Karl and Liz Martin, were among the 3,500 finishers in Sunday’s Chester Marathon, which meant that they truly earned special medals.
As all three had competed in this year’s Chester 10k and half-marathon they were presented with special “Triple Medals” to acknowledge their feat.
Luke Bodman, still some way off full fitness, finished 1564th overall in 4-04.43. Club captain Liz got the better of things in the family duel, clocking 4-29.27 in 2,194th place, and Karl was 3,246th in 5-42.27.
Recent recruit Sion Jones made his half-marathon debut in Bangor, finishing in a creditable 196th place with a time of 2-17.53.
Three of the club’s four representatives in the Bangor 10k came away with awards. Sixty-five-year-old Gordon Jones finished a remarkable 5th place overall and easily won his M65 category with a time of 39.03.
His time of 38.46 in the previous week’s Borders League race in Caernarfon has been confirmed as an all-time North Wales record for the category.
The other two awards in Bangor went to joint club captains Sophie Johnson and Mandy Cartwright.
Sophie was 45th overall in 53.18 to rake first prize in the 45-49 class, and Mandy, who is carrying a foot injury, was second L40 in 57.02.
In the same race newcomer Andy Carter had another very respectable outing, clocking 51.52 in 39th position. The previous day he was placed 37th in the Erddig Parkrun in 25.00.
Cam Askan, another useful addition to the PRC squad, came third in the Nova Parkrun in a nippy 19.24. Other finishers were: 10 Simon Bonfield 21.25, 19 Marc Jones 23.37, 20 Paul Sanders 23.41, 21 Reg Jonas 23.52 (pb), 25 Helen Ashworth 24.44 (1st female), 32 Martin Gill 25.45, 33 Andrew Scott 25.55, 45 Nicki Triggs 27.17, 51 Mark Dakeyne 27.50, 64 Nem James 30.34, 68 Helen Baxandall 31.33, 78 Karen Bancroft 34.15 (pb).
Greenfield Valley: 30 Debbie Jones 29.02.
Penrhyn: 179 Ian Cummins 45.51.
Ruthin: 55 Roger Harrison-Jones 30.11, 83 Steve Hatfield 39.29.
South Manchester: 75 Martin Cortvriend 23.17.
Delamere: 33 Steve Weedman 23.27, 212 Debbie Weedman 30.40.
This Saturday sees the opening of the cross-country season, with the North Wales League fixture at Bangor, and although injuries and family commitments mean that some regular competitors will be missing it will be interesting to see how some of the newer members take to the inevitably muddy conditions.