LLANDYRNOG teenager Mia Roberts turned in another superb performance to beat a host of experienced athletes at the weekend.

The Ysgol Brynhyfryd pupil won the women’s race in the fourth and penultimate fixture of the Grand Prix Express North Wales Cross-Country League at Baschurch, near Shrewsbury.

The entire course was a quagmire and the ladies had to cross a deep stream twice during the race, but Mia, running for Deeside AAC, took it all in her stride to claim a brilliant victory.

The cross-country season is building up to an exciting and potentially fruitful climax for Prestatyn Running Club as the men and women continue in fine form.

At Baschurch, the club turnout was not as big as usual, but there was certainly quality on display, with Steve Skates and Amie Bagnall continuing their recent tremendous form.

The conditions suited Skates, who, with a powerful third lap, became the first Prestatyn member in the club’s history to win a North Wales League race.

The consistent Andy Bromley provided good support, while supervet George Nixon also finished strongly to come first in the M65 class.

In the ladies’ two-lap competition, Bagnall took second place – her best result - which helped the ladies consolidate their position in second place in Division Two.

Once again, teenagers Jenna Bagnall and Lois Lee deserve special mention as they pursued their own personal duel, with the honours this time going to the former.

Prestatyn RC placings:

Senior men: 1, Steve Skates; 25, Andy Bromley; 56, Rob Alexander; 74, Matty Smith; 86, George Nixon (1st M65); 102, Benjamin Harrison; 108, James Rodgers; 112, Wyn Roberts; 114, Nick Wood.

M70: 1, Gareth Hughes.

M75: 1, John Hickman; 3, David Hughes.

M80: 1, Roger Harrison-Jones.

Ladies: 2, Amie Bagnall; 19, Jenna Bagnall; 21, Lois Lee; 25, Helen Ashworth; 58, Jo Hoppes; 62, Sue Rodgers; 75, Emma Fairhurst; 79, Gabby Jones; 85, Clare Manley.

The final, crucial fixture will be at Oswestry on February 3 when up to 10 members will be in line for individual awards and a couple of team awards should also go the club’s way.

Weather and underfoot conditions also proved testing for competitors in the Four Villages half-marathon at Helsby on Sunday, with sleet, snow, rain and even some mud.

However, it did not prevent Sian Beck, the club’s only representative, from taking 21 seconds off her personal best in 1-39.20 (chip time).

Shaun Hughes was Denbigh Harriers' top performer over the weekend in the fourth and penultimate fixture of the Grand Prix Express North Wales Cross-Country League at Baschurch, near Shrewsbury.

Hughes finished the day in 12th spot in a time of 37.21.

With four finishers in the top-50, Denbigh Harriers secured second spot in Division Two on the day, which boosts their hopes of achieving promotion.

Denbigh are third overall in the Division Two standings, just nine points off a promotion place.

Victoria Whitehead (31.16) was Denbigh Harries' leading female racer at Baschurch, finishing up in 32nd spot.

The Denbigh ladies' team finished sixth in Division One on the day and they are fifth overall.

Denbigh Harriers' results:

Men: 12, Shaun Hughes 37.20; 31, Joe Welch 39.40; 38, Tony Wood 40.24; 41, Glen Price 40.43; 51, Dan Jones 41.44; 60, Craig Jones 42.43; 69, Vic Belshaw 43.40; 79, David Baugh 44.07; 90, Martin Cortvriend 46.04; 97, Duncan Jones 47.04; 110, Tony Benton 49.03; 118, Chris Baldwin 52.27; 121, Gerwyn lloyd 52.55.

Women: 32, Victoria Whitehead 31.16; 33, Emma Collins 31.22; 34, Katy Baugh 31.32; 52, Elen Baugh 35.26; 54, Sali Powell 35.41; 58, Kath Edwards 36.36; 66, Menai Baugh 38.17; 79, Dawn Marshall 41.17; 86, Vicky Cortvriend 48.54.