NEXT week, Prestatyn Running Club’s Steve Skates takes on probably his toughest challenge yet – running the 167 miles of Offa’s Dyke from Chepstow to Prestatyn.

One of the climbs on his route will be up Moel Famau, so it was little surprise when he took that in his stride last week, winning the annual Bank Holiday race from Cilcain.

In the same event, Jenna Bagnall won the under-18 award.

Results: 1, Steve Skates 32.37; 34, John Simpson 41.07; 61, Jenna Bagnall 44.32 (1st U18); 82, Steve Brown 47.51; 85, Helen Ashworth 48.00 (3rd SL); 153, Helen Baxandall 60.54 (3rd L50); 154, Cara Jones 61.24; 159, Helen Alefounder 64.02; 161, Julia Evans 66.17.

Jenna followed that up by finishing as the third lady and 32nd overall in the Trail Wales 10k race at Coed-y-Brenin on Sunday in 50.30.

Other results: 57, Steve Brown 54.08; 63, Des Davies 55.03; 179, Cara Jones 70.15; 181, Helen Alefounder 70.29; 239, Karen Roberts 93.47; 240, Julie Evans 93.47.

There was the usual big field for the Mid-Cheshire 5k, but there was a slight hiccup at the start when a barrier collapsed, adding a few seconds to the time of many runners.

Results: Andrew Bromley 16.30; Chris Yorke 17.57; Amie Bagnall 19.16; James Rogers 20.00; Benjamin Harrison 22.03; Roger Harrison-Jones 26.57.

Steve Forsyth made a successful return to his old hunting ground in the Midlands on Sunday, coming third in the Spitfire 10k at Cosford, and that after just a few hours sleep following a delayed return from holiday.

His time was an excellent 35.51.

Seven members made the journey to Blackpool last week for a 7.5k night run on the famous promenade in aid of Brian House Children’s Hospice, which attracted a massive field of 6,000.

The times were: Andy Clark 36.15; Julia Evans 45.10; Lesley Furneaux 47.46; Suzanne Evans 54.15; Debbie Jones 54.42; Julie Evans and Karen Roberts 55.12.

Husband and wife Steve and Debbie Weedman travelled to Wrexham for the Erddig Parkrun, finishing in 22.20 and 30.29 respectively.

Conwy Parkrun: 7, Chris Yorke 18.45; 17, Steve Skates 20.36 (pushing baby Teddy in a buggy); 43, Helen Ashworth 22.47; 147, Roger Harrison-Jones 28.10. Wepre Parkrun: 27, Steve Brown 24.52 (pb); 100, Steve Hatfield 32.50.