MANY members of Prestatyn Running Club turned to parkruns for their Easter weekend exercise, with a total of 35 of them turning out at eight different venues.

Some of them opted for a gentle stroll or a chance to help recover from injury, while Tom Carter included the Nova 5k as part of a longer training run for this month’s London Marathon.

The biggest representation from the club was in the Nova event, where it was a case of keeping up with the Joneses, as veteran Marc Jones and one of the youngest members, Olivia Standring-Jones, both recorded PBs.

Among the 18 members taking was part was Tim Cahill, who has returned to the club after more than 20 years, and who chose to accompany his daughter, Phoebe, on her first parkrun.

Placings: 5 Jamie Betts 18.54, 6 Tom Carter 19.16, 12 Marc Jones 21.32 (pb), 14 Darren Thompson 21.48, 28 Sian Beck 24.29, 63 Mark Dakeyne 27.42, 81 Olivia Standting-Jones 29.17 (pb), 82 Rachel Jackson 29.20, 100 Nem James 30.27, 101 Nicki Triggs 30.28, 157 Emma Birchall 36.15, 188 Tim Cahill 40.31, 206 Roger Harrison-Jones 47.58, 218 Martin Gill 57.54, 219 Ian Cummins 57.59, 223 Linda Friar 59.04, 224 Jo Lewis 59.05, 228 Steve Hatfield 62.36 (Park Walker).


Prestatyn runners' parkrun and metric half-marathon successes

Elsewhere, 10 members travelled to Llangefni for the Nant y Pandy parkrun, where the in-form Ann Claire Jones chalked up another PB.

Results: 46 Steve Weedman 25.06, 62 Ann Claire Jones 26.12, 74 Andy Clark 27.09, 75 Sophie Johnson 27.11, 78 Mandy Cartwright  27.48, 85 James Rogers 28.10, 117 Debbie Jones 30.56, 160 Debbie Weedman 33.33, 203 Suzanne Evans 41.01, 221 Julie Evans 50.10.

Other parkrun results: Wepre: 44 Andrew Carter 28.15.

Shrewsbury: 393 Andrew Scott 28.19.

Swansea Bay: Grahame Shone 28.56. Berkeley Green (Glos): 5 Dave Ellis 18.57.

Rothay Park (Ambleside): 154 Liz Martin 29.02, 208 Karl Martin 32.42.

Alderley Park (Cheshire): 49 Martin Cortvriend 24.52.

Meanwhile, conditions for the first of the summer’s Wirral Seaside 5k events at Leasowe were dreadful, with runners having to contend with wind and rain along the exposed promenade.

A total of three Prestatyn members took part, Ben Thomas coming 77th in 20.42, Nicki Triggs 208th in 27.11 and Nem James 221st in 27.49.

Andrew Parry was the club’s sole representative in last week’s Cheshire Elite 10k which, as the name suggests, featured a high-quality field.

He finished 201st overall in 40.45.

The club’s annual Rhewl Run, near Ruthin, in which social off-road runs are followed by a buffet meal, will be held on Friday, May 24.

Club member Gareth Hughes is asking members to let him know if they want to attend.