WITH the future of races in Wales still unsure four members of Prestatyn Running Club once again crossed the border last week to compete in a Trafford AC’s Grand Prix track meeting in Stretford.

It proved to be a good workout for them all against some quality athletes from many clubs in the North West.

In his 3,000-metre heat Andrew Bromley finished 5th in 10:21.8, with James Rogers 15th in 11:37.7. James then competed in the 800m, coming 8th in 2:52.0, with teenager Luke Bodman first U20 in the same heat with a time of 2:34.6. It was Luke’s debut on the track.

In a different 800m heat Canyon Wilson was 2nd in 2:17.6, an excellent time considering it was his first run since last month’s Chester Elite Marathon.

Things are expected to move much closer to home shortly, as Welsh Athletics are planning a series of 5k races on the Marsh Tracks circuit in Rhyl. The first race is planned for June 5th.

On Friday, May 28 the annual meeting of the David Alun Williams North Wales Cross-Country League takes place remotely, when next season’s fixtures will be agreed.

Teenager sets his PB

TALENTED teenager Roman Hodgson continued his superb form by setting a new personal best of 1:56.31 at the Trafford AC Grand Prixmeeting in Stretford last week.

Rom Hodgson, from Gwaenysgor, a member of Deeside AAC, took three seconds off his previous best and was first U17 in his heat.

At previous Trafford meetings the Prestatyn High School pupil has clocked 4:04.10 for the 1,500m and 9:26.56 in the 3,000m, while in the Mid-Cheshire 5k road race in April he set a superb time of 15.46.