RHUDDLAN’S Steve Boyton, who became the North Wales 5k champion in Rhyl last month, claimed his first national title on Sunday when he won the Llandudno 10 mile race, which incorporated the Welsh championship.
Steven, a member of Deeside AC, currently coaches the youngsters at Prestatyn Running Club’s recently revived junior sessions at Prestatyn Sports Centre on Thursdays, and claimed first place with a winning time of 53min 15sec.
George Nicholls was the first club member home in the 10-mile race, finishing 39th overall in 1hr 1min 32sec. He was followed by Arwel Jones (164th, 1hr 11min 38sec), John Hughes-Roberts (193rd, 1hr 12min 51sec), Des Davies (205th, 1hr 13min 30sec), Mike Lindsay (214th, 1hr 13min 58sec), Sian Beck (266th, 1hr 17min) and Clare Gadsby (395th, 1hr 25min 32sec).
Roger Harrison-Jones made the long trip to Horwich for the British Masters’ 5k championships and came away with a bronze medal in the M75 class, clocking 23min 56sec on a three-lap course which included a steep climb.
Just three days after the gruelling 24-mile Welsh 1,000s race in Snowdonia David Owen was out on the hills again, this time in the Up The Beast race at Maeshafn. He finished 46th overall and second M60 in 49min 6sec.
This Sunday (June 24) the club is once again staging the Riverbank 10k run in Rhuddlan, which incorporates the Eddie Faure Memorial 10k.
The multi-terrain run starts from the Clwyd View Caravan Park at 11am and runners will go along the Cob, over the Foryd Bridge and around Marine Lake before returning by the same route.
Chief Marshal Shelley Ward has appealed for members able to assist to call her on 07799 11152
CHRIS Birch became Abergele Harriers’ first national champion at the weekend, taking the British Masters 5k FV65 crown at the Horwich Festival of Racing.
Chris’ impressive 22min 39sec finish on a hilly three-lap course was enough to take the title.
11 Harriers also joined the 600 runners taking part in the Llandudno 10 mile road race, with two athletes taking category golds.
Darren Blazier led the team home in 1hr 1min 5sec for 35th overall in the open race and first MV40 in the Welsh Championships to secure gold in his first race in this age group. Rachel Shipley ran 1hr 17min 53sec for 288th, and in her first ever 10 mile race took U23 Welsh category gold. The remaining club placings were: Jodi Waters (51st, 1hr 3min 4sec), Mark Mayers (98th, 1hr 6min 9sec), Jeni Richards (135th, 3rd FV45, 1hr 9min 41sec), Anthony Howe (154th, 1hr, 10min, 53sec), Dave Edwards (293rd, 1hr 18min 14sec), Paula Maguire (393rd, 1hr 24min, 52sec), Lucy Curtis (399th, 1hr 25min, 22sec), Sue Calvert (495th, 1hr 32min, 34sec), Kim Westell (522nd, 1hr 36min, 28sec).
TWO Mysteruns also ran the Llandudno 10 mile race. Pam Grant and Dave Jones lined up with on the two lap flat and fast course.
Dave Jones was the first Mysterun home in a very fast time of 1hr 14min, with Pam Grant also running a fine time of 1hr 21min.