RUNNING: HELSBY Running Club won the team prize in the popular Llandudno 10-mile road race on Sunday morning.
Runners John Wycherley (3rd in 55:14), Graham MacNeil (8th in 56:00) and Dave Norman (14th in 56:46) won the necessary points. They were backed by Graham McAra (67th in 1:03:15); Mike Whiteside (70th in 1:03:30) and Graham Lloyd (233rd in 1:11:31).
This strong showing, however, deprived the club of some of sary points. their faster runners for the simultaneously-timed first fixture in the Border League series of winter road races.
Over a 5.1-mile course at Shotton, Richard Stradling was 52nd in 32:54; Max Taylor 98th in 35:47; Andy Smith 125th in 37:39 and Robbie Webster 128th in 37:49.
The men incurred 1,800 penalty points for fielding an incomplete team, leaving them bottom of Division Two. Helsby Ladies fielded a full team with Dianne Turner 14th in 38:08; Vanessa Griffiths 15th in 38:18; Lisa Griffiths 22nd in 40:38 and Lucy Gallon 23rd in 40:45.
The ladies' efforts put their team fourth in Division One.