THE Caernarfon 10k is one of the longest-established races in North Wales and though it did not incorporate the regional championships this year, 13 members of Prestatyn Running Club took part on a breezy evening.

It was a productive outing for Jackie Pottle, who, just three weeks after her 55th birthday, took first prize in her new category.

Other class winners were Roger Harrison-Jones and Gareth Hughes.

Prestatyn RC results: 11, Steve Forsyth 36.25; 77, Andy Clark 47.58; 78, Hannah Garnett 48.09; 95, Gareth Hughes 50.10 (1st M70); 114, Kat Prestwich 52.13; 135, Helen Alefounder 55.56; 136, Cara Jones 56.13; 146, Jan Garnett 57.48; 148, Roger Harrison-Jones 58.52; 159, Jackie Pottle 63.46 (1st L55); 174, Bethan Lunn 66.49; 193, Suzanne Evans 75.02; 194, Julie Evans 75.31.

Steve Forsyth was also 11th in the tough North Wales half-marathon four days previously.

The course starts and finishes on the beach at Conwy and includes a climb up the Sychnant Pass from Penmaenmawr.

His time was 1-34.04.

In the same race, Cara Jones was 263rd in 2-20.19 and Helen Alefounder was 295th in 2-27.18.

Amie Bagnall gave the Caernarfon race a miss this year, but she made up for it by winning the Preston 10-miler on Sunday for the second consecutive year, clocking an excellent 65.37.

Matty Smith finished in 70.03.

In the recent Clwydian 10-mile fell-race, Steve Stocker finished sixth overall in 2-01.06.

It was wet and very windy for the weekly Conwy parkrun, with only four club members turning out.

Prestatyn RC placings: 116, Helen Alefounder 27.28; 118, Helen Baxandall 27.48 (pb); 160, Roger Harrison-Jones 30.14; 213, Nem James 35.00.

Wepre parkrun: 88, Steve Brown 31.43.