The 27th edition of the NickBeer 10k took place on 10th February with 18 Denbigh harriers joining the 596 runners starting the race. Thankfully storm Erik had subsided but the hilly course round the Great Orme in Llandudno still had some very winy conditions for the competitors to contend with. Emma Collins put in a tremendous run despite a lack of recent training and retained her category title with over 2 minutes to spare. Menai Baugh also won her category with a strong downhill part of the race. Mel Morris was second in her category and was delighted to win her second race prize in the space of a week. Katy Baugh had a welcome return to good running form finishing less than a minute in front of Mel Morris and also in front of her sister Elen Baugh on the day. Sioned Griffiths and Sali Powell were seconds apart with Sali in particular finishing strongly. Anwen Brown tried to stay with Menai Baugh but despite a strong climb could not keep up with her on the downhill section. Dawn Marshall ran strongly all the way to the finish and was happy finishing just over the hour mark. Jess Jones was running her first 10k and was a happy finisher on this tough course.
The men were led home by David Baugh as he came 2nd in his category and faster than in this race last year. He was closely followed by Mat Jones running the course for the first time. Tony Benton got the better of Duncan Jones going away from him on the downhill section of the race. Fred Jones was running this race having also run it 27 years ago and the passing years have not slowed him down too much. It was good to see Gerwyn Lloyd representing the club despite a lack of training as he finished just in front of Ian Jones. It was also great to see veteran Harrier David Say finishing the race in a respectable position in his age category.
47th David Baugh (MV55 2nd) 00:43:01, 75th Mathew Jones 00:45:10, 112th Emma Collins (FV55 1st) 00:46:38, 119th Tony Benton 00:47:01, 122nd Duncan Jones 00:47:26, 149th Katy Baugh 00:48:17 ,177th Melina Morris (FV45 2nd) 00:49:24, 203rd Elen Baugh 00:50:28, 221st Fred Jones 00:50:46, 230th Sioned Griffiths 00:51:26, 235th Sali Powell 00:51:38, 254th Gerwyn Lloyd 00:52:24, 259th Ian Jones 00:52:37, 283rd Menai Baugh (F60 1st ) 00:53:59, 318th Anwen Brown 00:55:38, 349th David Say 00:56:29, 449th Dawn Marshall 01:02:38, 584th Jessica Jones 01:19:03
There was only one harrier doing a Parkrun at the weekend and again it was Ceri Belshaw at the Queenstown ParkRun, New Zealand
18 5 Ceri BELSHAW Denbigh Harriers 00:23:29