May Handicap Start Times


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April ‘22 Handicap Results

For the April race, conditions were pleasantly dry-ish underfoot for the time of year, with only a few bad patches of mud. There was however quite a stiff breeze blowing into faces on the climbs
25 people ran, 22 on the night and 3 virtual racers. Some good improvements in pace (Victoria especially, who took 4 minutes off her March time). Helen Davies has 2 good results (4 points) already to take towards the title race, along with Sarah G on 9 points
The next race will be held on Tuesday 3rd May. Good luck all !
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April Handicap Start Times

Start time

18:30:00 Mari J, Ron*
18:31:00 Sue
18:32:00 Kath S, John L-T
18:33:00 Claire Sp, Rhian W-J, Meirion
18:34:00 Kath E
18:34:30 Sarah B
18:35:00 Ruth, John G, Liz H
18:35:30 Dawn
18:37:00 Gwenan, Jeff, Clair A
18:38:00 Helen, Rebekah
18:38:30 Ieuan, Julie
18:39:00 Roger, Kath Eds
18:40:00 Anwen, Rob P
18:40:30 Menai
18:41:00 Ed, Chris B, Alison L-O
18:42:00 Will A, David Sp, Carys, Bob, Sian E, Victoria
18:42:30 Dan S, Jon, Lucy, Neil O-C
18:43:00 Arwel
18:43:30 Rhodri, Mark, Sarah G
18:44:00 Abigail, Fred, Peter L-O, Paul G, Rachael E
18:44:30 Kate W, Paul J
18:45:00 Rhianwen, Gareth P, Simon N, Lisa P, Elen
18:45:30 Suzi, Lee
18:46:00 Luke, Chris R, Mari W, Tony B
18:46:30 Sioned, Pasha
18:47:00 Duncan, Gareth J, Katy B, Dave D
18:47:30 Ceri D, Alaw, Emma C
18:48:00 Catherine TJ, Rhian G-J, Phil, Adam, David B
18:48:30 Rhian P, Mel
18:49:00 Hywel, Steve
18:49:30 Owen, Vic B
18:50:00 Mat, Tom
18:50:30 Aron
18:51:00 Huw
18:51:30 Brett, Glen, Tony W, Iwan E
18:52:30 Joe, Dan J
18:53:30 Shaun
*Note : Ron gets 5 minutes knocked off finish time
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March Handicap Results

The Noel Morris Summer handicap got underway on 13th March, in quite benign ground conditions (for a change), though there were a couple of areas on the course that did hold mud, and a number of competitors also commented on the headwind in places.
24 people did the first round of competition, with Helen Davies storming home in first place, Sian E just a few seconds behind. Katy Baugh picks up the third place points
Fastest gentleman was Vic Belshaw in 26:17 (virtual run).
Fastest lady was Katy Baugh, in 27:58
For next month onwards, the race will move back to it’s usual nominal start time of 18:30 on the first Tuesday (5th April)
If you’d like to race and your name is not on the list, please ask for it to be added. All are welcome !


Finish time

Start time

Actual time





36m 56s





33m 5s


Katy B



27m 58s





37m 2s


Sarah G



31m 37s


Kath Eds



36m 13s





32m 32s





36m 14s


Peter L-O



31m 30s





30m 22s


David B



27m 24s





35m 45s





31m 19s


Rob P



35m 54s


Emma C



28m 11s





35m 17s


Vic B



26m 17s





40m 7s


Chris B



34m 49s





31m 30s





32m 33s


Dave D



28m 22s


Sarah B



40m 57s





33m 34s

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Denbigh Harriers Accident Reporting Procedure

This procedure is to ensure continued ‘duty of care’ for members during an accident or incident and to ensure compliance with reporting records being properly maintained.

The four main areas covered are:

  1. An accident during club training hours at the Denbigh Leisure Centre (DLC) or at Myddleton College (MC)
  2. An accident outside of club training hours at DLC
  3. An accident in a public space during club training hours
  4. An accident at a Denbigh Harriers organised event

All accidents and incidents reported to the club will be recorded and kept on permanent record.

Members are responsible for their own safety when training outside of club training hours. 

At events being run by other organisations where an accident occurs, members should contact the event organisers directly and as soon as possible.

Full details are here:

Denbigh Harriers Accident Reporting Procedure

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Noel Morris Summer Handicap Sunday, 13th March

Start location:

Screenshot 2022-03-10 at 10.55.30

Start times below:

Screenshot 2022-03-10 at 10.51.57


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Weekly Report 28/02/2022

Only 2 Harriers for a local 5k and 10k trail run in Loggerheads on Saturday 26/02/2022. First to set off was Sioned Griffiths in the 10k race which involves 2 very hard loops, with what felt like a hundred steps to climb up – not once but twice! Sioned came home in 35th position out of 84 runners in a great time of 63.12
Shortly after the 5k race started with a smaller field of 28 runners, with David Spencer taking part in this one and coming home in a fantastic 7th position in a time of 33:18.

Sunday 27/02/2022 has been a date in the diary for many of the Denbigh Harriers for some time. The Sheeptracks race is always a great event with a route around the Clwydian Hills that varies each year. Runners are given a map with Check Points to reach, but how they get there is up to them! A fitting name for the race then as often runners will follow sheeptracks, even in to gorse patches if it’s a faster line. 10 Denbigh Harriers started from Cilcain on a beautiful sunny day. The temperature was low to start but racing up Moel Famau soon saw layers being stripped off, and the thin breeze at the top a welcome aide. Vic Belshaw romped home in 1st place overall on the Short Course picking up the M60 trophy in a very competitive field with the top 3 only separated by a couple of minutes over the 13 mile course. The Long Course was around 17 miles and again attracted some of the best talent in Fell running locally and from further afield. Dan Jones was the first Harrier home in 16th place overall, followed closely by Tony Wood in 20th position. Brett Jones and Tom Jones powered on finishing 27th and 34th respectively. Huw Williams made his first racing return since COVID finishing 56th followed by Mel Morris who, as always, thoroughly enjoyed the experience finishing 58th. Chris House on his first run for the Harriers kept pushing on to finish 63rd with Mike Hobday just behind in 64th overall and 2nd M60. Peter Lester-Owen was just behind in 66th place and 3rd M60. It was a fantastic day, and a great atmosphere back at Cilcain where runners were treated to cake and stew. Well done to John Heppenstall and his NEWSAR team and all volunteers for a very successful race.

Bushy Parkrun
374 Sian Pritchard 24:55 PB
36 Tony Benton 23:30
77 John Llewelyn Thomas 44:57

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Weekly Report 21/02/2022

Twelve hardy junior Denbigh Harriers ran the third fixture of the North Wales Junior Cross Country League at Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay on Saturday 19th February. The weather was the truly awful during the races with a mixture of sleet, rain and strong winds. Underfoot the conditions were atrocious on the surprisingly hilly terrain that made it hard going on courses of between 2.5k and 4k dependant on age. Full credit to all the 100 young athletes from across North Wales that took part in the competition. The Denbigh Harrier Under 15 boys were the first team on the day in a tight race against Colwyn Bay. There were some other great individual results in the different races with some of the Harriers racing against children almost two years older than them. Other clubs in the league have realised that Denbigh Harriers are an up and coming force to be reckoned with. The relatively new Denbigh Harrier Junior section trains twice a week lead by a team of Welsh Athletics qualified coaches.

Under 15 Boys
5th Ellis Jones 15-26
6th Arthur Jones 15-32
9th Ted Conry 15-54
13th Rafa Whitley 19-29
Ist U15 Boys Team
Under 15 Girls
13th Georgia Gratton 19-09
Under 13 Boys
10th Arran White 14-54
14th Josh Jones 19-47
Under 13 Girls
10th Flora Jones 11-27
14th Meri Roche 12-23
Under 11 Boys
5th Henry Jones 10-29

It was also a very wet and windy day for the Run Wales 5 and 10 mile race in Rhyl on Saturday. This race also hosted the North Wales 10 Miles regional championships. 4 Harriers ran with 2 Harriers bringing home a North Wales Championship medal – Lucy Lewis won the Second SW medal and Catherine Tudor Jones won First F40. Julie Roberts also had a strong run as part of her training for Cardiff Half Marathon. Final positions in the 10 mile were 45 Catherine Tudor Jones 1:10:50 3rd F40 overall and 1st F40 North Wales Championships; 161 Lucy Lewis 1:30:28 2nd SW North Wales Championship; 191 Julie Roberts 1:35:21. Simon Nixon, returing from injury, had a great run in the 5 mile race finishing 20th in a time of 37:27.

On another wet and windy day there was a good turnout of Denbigh Harriers at the Bespoke Fitness Ruthin 5k and 10k race on Sunday 20/02/2022. In the 5k race recent new member Gareth Jones had a storming run finishing 3rd overall and 1st M40 in 21:21. He was followed closely by Emma Collins who was 5th overall, 2nd Lady and 1st F50 in 22:20. Peter Lester-Owen ran a Personal Best finishing 7th overall and 1st M60 in 25:20 followed by Bob Neale in 10th and 1st M70 in 26:34; David Spencer 15th in 27:43; Angela Beedles 20th and 1st F60 in 29:37 and Ieuan Wynne Lewis 25th and 3rd M50 in 31:22.

In the 10k race Shaun Hughes showed his winning form, finishing 1st overall in a fantastic time of 36:27. Melina Morris also had a great run finishing 19th, 2nd Lady and 2nd F40 in 45:50. Lee Evans achieved a Personal Best finishing 30th and 3rd F40 in 49:06, with Lisa Dafydd 64th bringing the Harriers home in 01:00:38.

Parkrun results
31 Sioned Griffiths 23:56
39 Alys Griffiths 24:50 PB
139 John Llewelyn Thomas 46:52
58 Chris Baldwin 26:01

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Weekly Report 14/02/2022

Denbigh Harrier, Mike Hobday, started a weekend of running with the Conwy Mountain Fell Race on Saturday 12/02/2022. This was a 5 mile route with 1650ft of climb over and around Conwy Mountain; conditions were good on the day and dry underfoot. Mike finished 54th in a time of 66:46.

21 senior members and one junior member of Denbigh Harriers travelled to Llandudno on Sunday 13/02/2022 to run The Nick Beer 30th Anniversary 10 km race. The race starts on the prom, climbs up and around the Orme on the old toll road, drops swiftly down on the other side of the Orme to Church Walks to finish back on the prom. The weather was better than was forecast although there was a strong headwind impeding the customary dash down the Orme. The Harriers returned home with a haul of medals and trophies. The ladies’ team consisting of the three first Harrier ladies home – Melina Morris, Alaw Medi Evans and Emma Collins were the First Ladies’ Team out of 11 local running clubs. Melina Morris was also first female over 45, Emma Collins first female over 55. Fred Jones was third male over 65 and Menai Baugh third female over 60. The one and only Junior Harrier Lea Davies was fourth overall in her 1 km race and third girl. Below are the full results – positions and times :

Melina Morris 88th 45min:38 secs
Alaw Medi Evans 106 46:40
Emma Collins 112 46:52
Katy Baugh 123 47:38
Rhian Griffiths-Jones 146 48:52
Elen Baugh 167 49:37
Mike Hobday 187 50:15
Fred Jones 194 51:12
Lee Evans 205 51:11
Chris Evans 214 51:42
Kate Wilson 220 52:05
Ian Jones 246 53:17
Lisa Pope 289 55:31
Menai Baugh 296 56:13
Hayley Scott 315 57:08
Julie Roberts 348 58:45
Abigail Swainston 379 1:01:11
Helen Davies 380 1:01:11
David Spencer 391 1:01: 57
Ieuan Lewis 426 1:04: 06
Jessica Jones 526 1:20:31
Lea Davies – 4th overall, 3rd girl in the Junior 1 km race.

Parkrun results
Erddig parkrun
25 Tony Benton 24:22
Prestatyn parkrun
10 Simon Nixon 23:26
Greenfield Valley
25 Sian Pritchard 25:50

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Weekly Report 07/02/2022

After two cancellations due to storms and COVID 19 the third fixture of the North Wales Cross Country league took place in Oswestry on Saturday. The league which includes all the North Wales clubs also has participation from big English border clubs from Shoprshire and Cheshire too. This venue traditionally offers everything an old fashioned cross country course should and it didn’t disappoint. In addition to the expected hills, uneven terrain and mud the unrelenting rain and wind made it more of a challenge than previous years. In the women’s race over 3 miles Denbigh Harriers had 6 participants with the first four finishers counting towards the final results. Eleanor Ashcroft in her first race in Denbigh colours provided a strong performance in the conditions to finish in an impressive 13th. The ever improving Katy Baugh was close behind in 16th followed by Mel Morris in 20th. The final counter was Emma Collins who also finished as 1st female 55. The team was well backed up by Elen Baugh in 42nd and Menai Baugh in 70th finishing before many of the opposition team’s counters and therefore improving their team’s performance on the day. This resulted in the women finishing in 2nd place in division 1 for the fixture and overall in a strong 3rd place. The over 65 men run the same course as the women and Fred Jones finished in an excellent 10th with Jeff Jones in in 18th.

The mens’s team ran a course of over 5 miles which had been cut up quite badly by the time they ran the race resulting in some falls in the slippy and boggy conditions. Shaun Hughes showed that his modified training has paid off with a tremendous 12th position which interestingly made him the 4th Welshman in the field. Next home was Tony Wood in 20th relishing the hills and mud with Dan Jones in 21st hot on his heels. The improving Aron Evans had a strong run finishing in 53rd folllowed by Joe Welsh, returning to fitness in 63rd. The last counter was Owen Conry in 70th backed up by David Baugh in 87th and Dave Davies who celebrated his return to the club by deciding to dive head first into one of the boggy patches. This good result meant that the men finished in 6th moving them out of the relegation zone in division 1.


13th Eleanor Ashcroft 21.28
16th Katy Baugh 22.08
20th Mel Morris 22.20
31st Emma Collins 23.00
42nd Elen Baugh 23.53
70th Menai Baugh 27.59

Over 65 Men

10th Fred Jones 26.08
18th Jeff Jones 29.18


12th Shaun Hughes 34.08
20th Tony Wood 35.33
21st Dan Jones 35.52
53rd Aron Evans 39.06
63rd Joe Welch 39.59
70th Owen Conry 40.55
87th David Baugh 43.07
91st David Davies 43.33

Parkrun results
87 Sian Pritchard 25:43
Lyme Park
45 Alys Griffiths 26:31
46 Sioned Griffiths 26:33
46 Simon Nixon 23:38
6 Phillip Hayes 22:34
14 Tony Benton 24:21

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