RHYL promenade offers one of the flattest race venues imaginable, but the out-and-back course used for Saturday (June 18)’s half-marathon presents a mental as well as physical challenge because of its long, straight stretches.

Only five members of Prestatyn Running Club were among the 250-plus runners who took up the challenge.

And the first of them to finish was Lee Bailey, whose last outing was in the vastly different Welsh 1,000s in Snowdonia.

On Saturday, he finished 17th overall and was third in the 45-49 class in 1-28.25.

The other placings were: 52 Darren Thompson 1-39.38, 61 Craig Smith 1-44.08, 16th lady: Helen Ashworth 1-53.12, 21 Ally Reid 1-54.53.


Couple represent Prestatyn Running Club in Brussels 20k event

Prestatyn runner takes on 32km mountain run with 2,800m elevation

Slightly further east, six members turned out in the Nova parkrun, while eight had a go at the new parkrun in Ruthin.

The placings were: Nova: 9 Steve Weedman 23.11, 26 Gareth Hughes 26.19, 45 Rachel Jackson 28.51, 49 Debbie Weedman 30.33, 54 Roger Harrison-Jones 31.47, 55 Nicki Triggs 31.58 (pb).

Ruthin: 11 Dave Ellis 21.19, 23 James Rogers 23.02, 29 Andrew Scott 24.28, 35 Sophie Johnson 25.33, 49 Mandy Cartwright 26.53, 71 Nem James 29.17, 72 Linda Friar 29.37, 84 Emma Birchall 31.59.

Greenfield Valley: 3 Martin Cortvriend 22.24, 5 Luke Bodman 22.58.

Conwy: 45 Martin Gill 24.12. Kirkwall (Orkneys): 22 Bill Scriven 29.22.

North Yorkshire Water Park: 6 Amie Smith (1st Lady) 19.10, 48 Matty Smith 25.56.

Llanerchaeron (Aberaeron): 35 Mike Davis 28.53.