Published In PRC News
There were no prizes on offer but Saturday was still a day of celebration for members of Prestatyn Running Club – and for one member in particular.
Twenty-four members travelled to Conwy for the popular Parkrun which was a special occasion for Emma Birchall. It was not only her 100th Parkrun - her first also having been at Conwy - but it also marked five years since she completed her treatment for breast cancer.
In that time she and colleagues have visited numerous Parkruns in North Wales and the North West promoting Emma’s “Feel, Find, Mind” awareness group and with last week being Breast Cancer Awareness Week it took on a special significance.
There was another cause for celebration as, by coincidence, it was the 50th Parkrun for Dave Ellis, Ben Thomas, Paul Sanderson and Nicki Triggs.
The runners were supported by injured clubmates Mandy Cartwright, who manned the cake and sweet stall, and Mike Davis.
Conditions for the run were perfect, resulting in four of the members claiming pbs for the course.
Results: 5 Dave Ellis 19.25 (pb), 11 Steve Stocker 10.20, 12 Paul Sanderson 19.30, 28 Dan Liddle 21.50, 45 Darren Thompson 22.53, 56 Marc Jones 23.51, 65 Andy Carter 24.12, 70 Ben Thomas 24.32, 86 Andy Clark 25.44, 90 Ann Claire Jones 25.53, 97 Jo Lewis 26.07, 101 Martin Gill 26.24, 103 Sophie Johnson 26.28, 114 Nicki Triggs 27.06 (pb), 145 Debbie Jones 28.53 (pb), 152 Alan Jones 29.45, 164 Lesley Furneaux 31.41, 166 Helen Baxandall 31.44, 175 Emma Birchall 32.23, 179 Cathy Wood 32.41, 183 Linda Friar 33.26 (pb), 208 Julie Evans 37.23, 216 Suzanne Evans 38.48, 230 Ian Cummins 44.19.
Nova Parkrun: 27 Gareth Hughes 26.19, 97 Luke Bodman 37.57.
Ruthin: 62 Roger Harrison-Jones 31.30.
Kedrun Parkrun (Qieensland): 157 Martin Cortvriend 26.06.
Prestatyn Junior Parkrun: 3 Tia Calland 9.44.
It’s now been confirmed that Tom Carter (M40) and Gareth Hughes (M75) will be joining Gordon Jones in the Welsh team for the British and Irish Masters’ cross-country international in Glasgow on November 11.
Next Sunday ((5th)) sees the second fixture of the Borders Road-Running League in Birkenhead Park, and the club’s men’s and women’s teams will be hoping to build on their promising start in Caernarfon last month.