Denbigh Harriers Weekly Report 13/4/19

Three Denbigh Harriers took part in the Aber Bach Fell Race on Tuesday night. This is a 4.1 mile race which climbs over 1000ft in the first two miles followed by a very fast descent. Vic Belshaw was first Harrier home, finishing in a very respectable 21st position out of 139 runners in 31 minutes 47 seconds, first M5O, breaking the M5O record. Next Harrier to finish in 65th position in an excellent time of 37:01 was Katy Baugh. Finishing in 90th position, first F60 and breaking the F60 record, set by herself last year, by over 3 minutes, was Menai Baugh in a time of 40:49.

Dawn Marshall was the sole Harrier at Chester Spring 5 this week. It was lovely evening run on the 5 mile course round the leafy traffic-free lanes. Dawn was pleased with 45:58 and a race PB by 1:49. She was 346th out of 526 and 94th female out of 206.

Duncan Jones finished in 1.20.34 for the Goldrush Trail at the very scenic Coed Y Brenin on Saturday. This hilly course of  over 8 5 miles was a good challenge in perfect sunny and dry conditions.

The first running of the Llangollen Fell Race took place on Sunday. Katy Baugh was the sole Denbigh Harrier in this very challenging race of 17.13 miles with 2,818ft of ascent. Katy finished in 57th place in 2.55.23 and was 10th Female.

The Coast Half Marathon was billed as a fast flat course but with a headwind the whole way this course ended up being more challenging than first anticipated.  Ten Denbigh Harriers took part. Despite the headwind there were personal bests for Dan and Mat Jones. There were strong runs from David and Ian Jones to get under the two hour mark. There were encouraging performances from Mark Jones, Nicola Field and Helen Jones in their final preparations for the London Marathon. Ruari Benton finished ahead of Rob Parry who is successfully continuing his mission to run a half marathon every month this year. Ruth Crowther continues her comeback to running and successfully ran her furthest distance yet finishing a very respectable time.

9th Daniel    Jones    01:26:05 PB
25th Mathew    Jones    01:37:45 PB
81st David Owen Jones    01:46:05
110th    Ian    Jones    01:51:11
233rd Mark Jones 02:02:43
284th    Ruari    Benton    02:07:21
327th    Rob    Parry    02:14:06
334th    Nicola    Field    02:14:41
349th    Helen    Davies    02:15:57
399th    Ruth    Crowther    02:21:36

There were plenty of Harriers enjoying the dry weather on Saturday with some good performances.

Penrith Parkrun

20th Huw WILLIAMS    00:19:41 PB
82nd Mari WILLIAMS    00:23:1

Milano Nord (Italy)

10th David BAUGH    00:20:1


7th    Philip HAYES    00:21:48
11th    Emma COLLINS    00:23:02 1st Female
22nd Sioned GRIFFITHS    00:24:44
31st  Bob NEALE    00:25:57
49th Sarah BAYLISS    00:28:36
54th Andrew MORRIS    00:29:2

Pont y Bala

11th    Alaw Medi EVANS    00:22:01
14 th Elen BAUGH    00:22:42 PB
22nd Menai BAUGH    00:26:2

Vic Belshaw Aber Bach Fell Race

Nicola Field and Helen Davies on the Coast Half Marathon

Katy Baugh on the Llangollen Fell Race

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