FOUR individual medals and three team awards was the fine haul for Prestatyn Running Club at Saturday’s North Wales Cross-Country Championships.

Held at Rhug, Corwen, the Prestatyn club hosted the event, providing most of the marshals, and it was a huge success, helped by the unusually mild weather and perfect ground conditions.

In the ladies’ race, Amie Bagnall retained her title in style, beating a much higher quality field than last year.

Lois Lee took bronze in the U20 class and they helped the ladies finished second in the team competition.

The men’s race also followed a similar pattern to last year, with Prestatyn’s Steve Skates and Ricky Challinor (Liverpool Harriers) engaged in a fascinating battle over the tough three-lap course.

Steve tried his best to shake off his younger opponent, who bided his time before moving ahead on the final lap to win by just two seconds.

Second overall, Steve won the M40 class, and golds also went to George Nixon (M65) and Mike Davis (M70).

Both the senior men and masters’ teams finished third.

There was also success for Denbigh Harriers.

In the ladies' race, Rhian Pierce took seventh and she was third in the VF35 category.

Other award winners for the Harriers were Melina Morris (third VF45), Menai Baugh (first VF60), Vic Belshaw (first VM55) and David Baugh (third VM55).

In the men’s race, Shaun Hughes was the first Harrier home.

He was 11th overall in 36.01.

Prestatyn RC results:

Girls' U-11s: 22, Elise Reay 6.04.

Boys' U-11s: 8, Joseph Duffy 7.59.

M65: 1, George Nixon 23.22. M70: 1, Mike Davis 30.02.

Senior men: 2, Steve Skates 33.16 (1st M40); 16, Josh Cerefice 36.38; 34, Rob Alexander 40.39; 45, James Rogers 45.16; 48, Steve Weedman 45.50; 54, Arwel Jones 48.39; 60, Steve Brown 54.27.

Ladies: 1, Amie Bagnall 20.45; 10, Lois Lee 22.35 (3rd U20); 14, Jenna Bagnall 23.17; 30, Joy Hickman 26.06; 35, Jo Hoppes 27.12; 36, Helen Ashworth 27.13; 58, Clare Manley 34.42; 61, Suzanne Evans 36.47; 62, Julie Evans 40.30; 63, Karen Roberts 40.42.

Denbigh Harriers' results:

Men U-60: 11, Shaun Hughes 36.01; 35, Vic Belshaw (1st VM55) 41.02; 36, Glen Price 41.13; 37, Tony Wood 41.16; 42, David Baugh (3rd VM55) 43.33; 44, Mat Jones 44.10; 50, Duncan Jones 46.34; 51, Tony Benton 46.42.

Men 60-65: 6, Fred Jones 37.58.

Men 65+: 5, Bob Neale 28.16.

Women: 7, Rhian Pierce (3rd VF35) 21.49; 23, Elen Baugh 25.07; 27, Melina Morris (3rd VF45) 25.56; 29, Katy Baugh 26.05; 38, Sali Powell 27.22; 39, Mari Williams 27.48; 41, Menai Baugh (1st VF60) 28.28; 53, Dawn Marshall 31.51.