WHILE Australian captain Steve Smith notched up a double century, Prestatyn Running Club’s Steve Hatfield hit his own 100 last week.

At the final event of this year’s Off-Road Grand Prix Series in Shotton, he received a special award for competing in 100 races since the series began 27 years ago, a remarkable achievement.

The club has provided a large proportion of the field this year and 10 members came away with end-of-season awards, with Steve Skates the overall male series winner, for which he was presented with the inaugural Phil Taylor Shield.

Race results: 2, Steve Skates 25.27; 5, Josh Cerefice 28.13; 10, Alex Ryder 30.03; 11, John Simpson 30.04; 13, George Nicholls 30.30; 23, Steve Weedman 32.56; 27, Benjamin Harrison 34.16; 30, James Rogers 34.34; 35, Andy Clark 35.47; 45, Alan Jones 38.46; 53, Liz Martin 41.21; 55, Cara Jones 43.15; 56, Julia Evans 43.16; 59, Debbie Weedman 46.32; 62, Lesley Furneaux 49.19; 63, Emma Birchall 49.24; 66, Suzanne Evans 57.34; 67, Julie Evans 58.15.

End-of-season awards: Josh Cerefice 1st SM; Ben Harrison 3rd SM; Steve Skates 1st male and 1st M40; George Nicholls 1st M50; Des Davies 2nd M55; Mike Davis 2nd M70; Liz Martin 2nd L40; Lesley Furneaux 2nd L50; Julia Evans 3rd L50; Julie Evans 2nd L55.

Steve Forsyth marked his move into the M40 category by winning the Beaumaris 10k in 36.25, just 24 hours after finishing third in the Conwy Parkrun, in a time of 17.55.

Other Conwy placings: 76, Martin Gill 24.35; 168, Helen Alefounder 29.27; 211, Emma Birchall 32.47. Penrhyn Parkrun: 132, Clare Manley 32.10.

Gareth Roberts was the club’s sole representative in the Clwydian 15-miler and picked up an award as third man home, and fourth overall. His time was 2-43.49.

James Rogers took to the track again on Sunday at the Menai club’s open meeting in Treborth, and was one of only two masters taking part.

In the 800m, he was the second master in 2-56, in the one-mile he was first and in the 3,000 metres he was third overall in 11-48.

Five members joined the usual very large field at the Lake Vyrnwy half-marathon, with Gethin Evans leading the contingent.

Results: 294, Gethin Evans 1-39.43; 466, Steve Brown 1-47.54; 833, Helen Alefounder 2-07.27; 987, Jackie Pottle 2-16.46; 1,079, Roger Harrison-Jones 2-24.03.

Last week, John Simpson, who is in great form at the moment, was the third M50 in the tough Gladstone nine fell-race near Penmaenmawr, clocking 1-23.25.

Next Sunday, the club is fielding 10 senior teams, as well as some junior outfits, in the inaugural North Wales road relay championships in Llandudno.

It is the biggest contingent of any club in the region even though some regulars are missing.