Vic Belshaw represented Denbigh Harriers in the English Fell Championships 2019 at the Stretton Hills Fell Race. This was a very large and high class field of the best fell runners in England. Vic made the top ten in his M55 category in just over the hour. Plenty of sleet, rain and wind at times and extraordinary views of the Shropshire Hills making this a challenging race.
Seven Harriers turned out for the beautiful Llantysilio Fell race on Saturday in perfect running conditions. The 10.4k ( 6.5miles) course climbed the three hills of Moel Morfydd, Moel y Gaer and Moel Gamelin and included 702m (2300’) of climbing. It was a successful morning of running with three harriers picking up prizes.
13th David Baugh 1.09 1st M50, 26th Emma Collins 1.14 2nd F50, 28th Duncan Jones 1.15, 31st Mat Jones 1.17, 37th Tony Benton 1.21, 45th Jon Whitehead 1.28, 50th Menai Baugh 1.29 1st F60, 54th Ruari Benton 1.39
Sioned Griffiths completed the Dee Valley and North Berwyn Challenge today running on the hills above Llangollen. She completed all 31 miles of the Challenge with over 5,000 ft of ascent in 6hrs 44.
Another Harriers going long distances this weekend was Brett Jones who completed the Jurassic coast 3 day challenge finishing in an very impressive 4th place overall.
Day one finished 7th in 4hrs 11 mins (27 miles)
Day two finished 4th in 4hrs 47 mins (28 miles)
Day three finished 6th in 4hrs 55 mins (28 miles)
Overall over the 3 days finished 4th in 13hrs 55 mins(83 miles)