Weekly round up 16.07.18

It’s first for Craig Jones at Hawarden Estate Trail 5k whilst Elen Baugh races her 100th Parkrun

Sunday’s inaugural Hawarden Trail 5K took place this Sunday with two Harriers taking to the start line with Craig Jones out to win it with an opening first kilometre in under 3m30 despite the corrugated ground and fierce little hill. Unfortunately the course had to be changed at the last minute so the 5k lead runners hit three stiles on the descent through the wood and caught all the back-markers in the 10K race which meant for long queues and ankle breaking stuff getting past them on the narrow cart-track on the way uphill out of the wood. Exciting, though, until the constant jinking, acceleration and hitting bushes took its toll on the respiratory system. VO2 max where were you?? It was a bit short of 5K too but nobody was complaining as we crawled round the second lap wishing for the finish. Craig got his first outright win in 20:30 and Chris Baldwin was 7th and 1st VM60 (and 1st VM50 for that matter) in 27:26.

CJ Hawarden Estate 5k
Craig finishing hard up the final mound.

The toughest race of the week was also on Sunday with 6 harriers heading over to Llanberis to run the Scott Snowdonia Trail Marathon and Half Marathon. There are usually a few Harriers on the course with many running this year for the second or third time alongside those making their debut. Taking on the toughie, not just 26.2 miles of running but 1685mtrs climb too, was Ceri Belshaw. Ceri who’s previously raced the Snowdonia marathon but much prefers the hills, finished in 5 hrs 43 mins and was 18th lady overall.

Five Harriers also raced the half marathon. First harrier home Emma Collins, racing this race for the 2nd time, finished in a great time of 2 hrs 37 mins, nearly 5 mins quicker than her previous time and taking 3rd VF50. Second home was Daniel Schraibman in a time of 3 hrs 11 mins, his third time racing this event. Next was Anwen Brown in a time of 3 hrs 16mins and a massive 17 minutes faster than last year. All her training is clearly paying off. David Spencer,  3 hrs 34 mins and Roger Snaith, 3 hrs 46 mins brought the Harriers home, both taking to Snowdon for their first time at this race.

Saturday started as always with Parkrun. 4 Harriers made the short trip to Conwy with Elen Baugh leading the Harriers home in 25:09 and 7th lady as she completed her 100th Parkrun. She was supported around the course by Dad David Baugh 25:10 with Jeff Jones 28:08 and Rob Parry 29:01 also racing.

In his second race of the day David Baugh and wife Menai ran the Tal y Fan Fell race starting from the Rowen carnival field and then completing an 8.9 mile loop climbing 2,300 foot straight up and over Tal y Fan towards Penmaenmawr for 3 miles before heading back towards the Conwy valley. It was a hot sunny afternoon with only a slight breeze on the top of Tal y Fan to cool the runners down resulting in a few drop outs. Menai finished as first VF60 in a time of 2.05 (45th overall) with David finishing 20 minutes ahead of her in 30th place.

Earlier in the week, it was great to see Rhian Pierce back racing after a long spell out of running from injury. Settling quickly back into fine form, Rhian took 3rd lady at the Druid Fell Race.

Results

Druid Fell Race Rhian Pierce 3rd Lady 

Tal y Fan Fell Race David Baugh 30th 1hr 45, Menai Baugh 45th & 1st VF60 2hrs 5

Hawarden Estate 5k Trail Race Craig Jones 1st 20:30, Chris Baldwin 7th & 1st VM60 27:26

Scott Snowdonia Trail Marathon Full Ceri Belshaw 5:43:38 Half Emma Collins 3rd VF50 2:37:58, Dan Schraibman 3:11:47, Anwen Brown 3:16:27, David Spencer 3:34:40, Roger Snaith 3:46:48

Parkrun Elen Baugh 100th Parkrun completed & 7th lady 25:09, David Baugh 25:10 Jeff Jones 28:08 Rob Parry 29:01

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Weekly round up 09.07.18

Despite the heat it’s a week of multiple races with Phil Hayes leading the way and taking to the start line three times.

The racing week started on Tuesday night on the fields behind Denbigh Leisure Centre for the monthly Noel Morris Summer Handicap Series. It comes as no surprise now that it was hot, 26C, but the heat at least dry with a breeze and the ground firm with short grass. Obviously the England v Colombia game was an alternative attraction – and some resting before the Ruthin 5K – so numbers were down but this was great for the championship chances of those who were there.  ‘Man of the match’ was Tony Benton who got himself through six of the opposition and was a lot closer in time to Phil Hayes than usual. Nice to see Sioned and Ruth back and going well too. Note that Jeff knocked 4 minutes off his best previous time, and with four races gone Phil is looking like the bookies favourite for the championship.

Results saw Jeff Jones take 1st in 28:59 nearly 2 minutes ahead of the rest of the field. Diane Roberts was 2nd in 33:57 with 45 seconds lead on  Sioned Griffiths 24:39 in 3rd. Ruth Crowther was just pipped to 4th in 34:48 with 5th placed Tony Benton 22:06 not far behind. 6th was Gerwyn Lloyd in 24:25, 7th Melina Morris 24:43 and 8th Menai Baugh in the first of her weeks races in 26:58.In his first race of the week Philip Hayes 21:45 took 9th with 10th Duncan Jones 24:31. Anwen Brown was 11th in 28:16. Great to see Tony Wood back from injury in 12th and 19:50 with 13th taken by Jon Whitehead in 27:21.

With members choosing the Ruthin Evening 5k over the Handicap we expected a strong turnout and we saw 15 Harriers line up for this popular local race. No surprise to see Shaun Hughes as first harrier home and 3rd placed in a new PB of 17:10. It’s only a matter of time before Shaun goes below the 17 min mark at this distance. He was followed shortly by Craig Jones also running a PB as he finished 8th in 18:31. Third harrier over the line was Philip Hayes putting in an impressive 20:59 despite having raced the previous night in 27th. Also finishing in the top quarter of the field were Hywel Roberts in 36th 22:23 and first lady Harrier Katy Baugh 41st 22:58.

Next home was Rhian Griffiths-Jones running 25:58 for 64th place only a couple of months after giving birth as she starts to get back to peak fitness for the Great North Run with Sali Powell just behind her in 65th 25:59 and Hannah McDonnell 89th in 28:13. Jeff Jones, also racing for the 2nd consecutive night was 101st in 29:25 with Nicola Field just behind him in 102nd 29:28. Angela Beedles was 133th in 33:19. Jess Jones running her first 5k race and supported round the course by Dad Ian finished strongly in 152nd and 36:51, Ian taking the next place in 153rd and 36:53 with Caroline Parry also pacing a friend around the course in 165th 44:52.

Deestriders Summer Series Race was two in the series of four on Thursday night with only two Denbigh Harriers turning out on another nice sunny evening. Tony Benton, not letting his achievements of Tuesday hold him back and Emma Collins ran around together in a group of four, finishing 35th 33:27 Emma & 36th 33:44 Tony in a competitive field of 92. Emma in a consistent run with last month was 1st VF55 and Tony, slightly faster than last month was 3rd VM55.

Ian Jones and Nicola Field ran Let’s Rock, Conwy 10k 11am Saturday morning . It was a flat 10km race along the coastal path towards Penmaenmawr though with the very hot weather making it a difficult run. Provisional results are Ian 52.07 and Nicola 64.55.

Also on Saturday , there was just one Denbigh Harrier running the Moel Siabod Fell Race. This 5.8 mile/ 8 k classic fell race starts and finishes in the carnival field in Capel Curig. It ascends 2300ft/750m from the field, through the forest, up a rocky trail to the summit of the mountain and back the same way. Views on the way up and from the summit were stunning. In 25C heat Menai Baugh enjoyed running her second race of the week in 1 hour 38 minutes and picked up the prize for the first VF60.

At Parkrun this week, Phil Hayes ran his 3rd 5k of the week at Conwy to finish in 14th and 21:14. Dawn Marshall finished in 100th and 29:18. Over at Wepre Sarah Bayliss finished in 44th and 27:55.

A couple of special mentions this week to finish the report. Firstly it was great to see previous member Martin Cortvriend back at Conwy Parkrun this weekend. Martin, who has a 20:29PB for the course, completed it this week in 48:32 which is fantastic given it was his first run back following recent surgery. Secondly, three time racer Phil Hayes three daughters raced their first Junior Parkruns at Alyn Waters Parkrun in Wrexham on Sunday. 8 year old Rose was second over the line in a fantastic 8:45 for the 2k race and 1st girl home beating many boys and girls considerably older than herself. Younger sisters and twins Ella and Gwen were 18th 11:22 and 19th 11:23 respectively in a field of 63, again beating many considerably older children.

Results

Noel Morris Handicap Summer Series 1st Jeff Jones 28:59, 2nd Diane Roberts 33:57, 3rd Sioned Griffiths 24:39, 4th Ruth Crowther 34:48, 5th Tony Benton 22:06, 6th Gerwyn Lloyd 24:25, 7th Melina Morris 24:43, 8th Menai Baugh 26:58, 9th Philip Hayes 21:45, 10th Duncan Jones 24:31, 11th Anwen Brown 28:16 12th Tony Wood 19:50, 13th Jon Whitehead 27:21

Ruthin Evening 5k Shaun Hughes 3rd 17:10 PB, 8th Craig Jones 8th 18:31 PB, 27th Philip Hayes 20:59, Hywel Roberts 36th 22:23, Katy Baugh 41st 22:58, Rhian Griffiths-Jones 64th 25:58, Sali Powell 65th 25:59, Hannah McDonnell 89th 28:13, Jeff Jones 101st 29:25, Nicola Field 102nd 29:28, Angela Beedles 133th 33:19, Jess Jones 152nd 36:51, Ian Jones 153rd 36:3, Caroline Parry 165th 44:52

Deestriders Summer Series Emma Collins 35th & 1st VF55 33:27, Tony Benton 36th &3rd MV55 33:44

Let’s Rock Conwy 10k Provisional results Ian Jones 52:07 Nicola Field 64:55

Moel Siabod Fell Race Menai Baugh 1st F60 1hr38

Parkrun Conwy Philip Hayes 14th 21:14 Dawn Marshall 100th 29:18 Wepre Sarah Bayliss 44th 27:55

 

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August Start List

Number Five in the series and the opportunity for one or two to get a completed points score under their belts, after which they can drop their worst scores for something better in September/October.

6.27 Ron

6.30 Mari J

6.31 Ruth, Diane

6.32 Kath S, Bronwen, Angela

6.33 Kellie, Wendy, Dawn

6.35 Nicola

6.36 Helen D, Colin, Jill, Littlekath, Hannah, Paul J, Claire Sp, Rhian WJ, Jeff

6.37 Andy M, Tracey

6.38 Anwen

6.38.30 Abigail, Mari W, Rob P, Jon

6.39 Roger, Bethan, Ed, David Sp, Menai

6.39.30 Ruari, Kate W

6.40  Sali, Katherine E, Rhian P, Bob, Ian J, Sarah

6.40.30 Elen, Llyr, David S

6.41 Mike Hb, Rhian GJ, Gerwyn, Rob G, Mel, Sioned

6.41.30  Dan S, Katy B, Fred

6.42  Paul G, Duncan, Alaw

6.42.30 David D, Emma, Victoria, Ceri B

6.43 Ceri D, Tony B, Mat

6.43.30 Jon F

6.44 David B, Hywel

6.44.30 Owen, Brett, Huw, Phil

6.45 Tom, Craig, Steve

6.45.30 Dan J,  Vic

6.46 Joe W, Glen

6.46.30 Tony W

6.47.30 Shaun H

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July Results

Hot, 26C, but dry heat with a breeze. Firm ground and short grass. Obviously the England v Columbia game was an alternative attraction – and I suspect that some were resting before the Ruthin 5K tomorrow – so numbers were down but this was great for the championship chances of those who were there.  My ‘man of the match’ was Tony B who got himself through six of the opposition and was a lot closer in time to Phil than usual. Nice to see Sioned and Ruth back and going well too. Note that Jeff knocked 4 minutes off his best previous time, and with  four races gone Phil is looking like the bookies favourite for the championship.

……………………..Finishing time……….Actual time……..Points

1st  Jeff…………….7.01.59………………….28m59…………….28/3

2nd Diane…………..03.57………………….33m57……………..40/4

3rd Sioned………….04.39………………….24m39……………..10/2

4th Ruth…………….04.48………………….34m48………………18/2

5th Tony B………….05.06………………….22m06………………18/3

6th Gerwyn…………05.25………………….24m25……………….6/1

7th Mel……………….05.43………………….24m43……………….11/2

8th Menai……………05.58………………….26m58………………13/2

9th Phil……………….06.15………………….21m45……………….26/4

10th Duncan………..06.31………………….24m31……………….16/2

11th Anwen………….06.46………………….28m16……………….26/3

12th Tony W………..06.50………………….19m50……………….32/3

13th Jon………………06.51…………………..27m21……………….13/1

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Weekly round up 02.07.18

Four Harriers win North Wales Championship Trail medals as Harriers spend the weekend on the hills

Denbigh Harriers hosted their annual trail race, The Fairy Freckled Cow at Alwen Reservoir on Sunday on a glorious sunny day. The 12th running of this popular event saw its highest turnout with many on the day entries as in spite of the heat as 137 runners took to the route.

This is an 11k race with 177 metres of ascent. The race is run starting from the path to the right hand side of the dam, and this year was back to its official length with the gate 20m from the start line having been opened. The route consists of one lap of the reservoir crossing the bridge at the far end halfway through the race before the fabled hill.

After the safety briefing, the field were led out by many North Wales Elite runners as the route also served as a North Wales Trail Championship race. Given the heat, priority for the race was to ensure everyone got round safely with PB’s and course records not expected. The heat was an obvious tell with many more walking the hill than in previous years and all the lead runners taking water at the midway water station.

Last year’s winner Tom Roberts, Meirionydd, certainly didn’t appear to be affected by the heat. 38 mins and 22 seconds after he started Tom crossed the finish line 56 seconds ahead of Owen Roberts, Hebog in 39:18. Tom was a mere 6 seconds behind his record from last year and some would argue that the extra 20m would account for those seconds. Incredible running in these conditions from this talented young runner. Third place was taken Shaun Hughes of Denbigh Harriers beating his time last year by 16 seconds and finishing in a personal best of 41:32.

In the ladies race, Amie Bagnall, Prestatyn, was first lady and 13th overall in 47:27 taking 6 seconds off her previous best in 2016, followed in by Elliw Haf, Eryri in 48:12, taking an incredible 2 mins 11 off her time last year. Third place was Jen Adams, Buckley in 50:34.

A further 11 Harriers took part in the race with Glen Price finishing strongly in the top 20 in 17th 48:42. Breaking the hour mark Huw Williams 26th 52:54 led in Mat Jones 29th 53:54, closely followed by Fred Jones 36th and 2nd VM60 55:20. First lady home for Denbigh was Melina Morris well under the hour mark 45th and 3rd VF40 in 58:30. Mari Williams came in next completing the course 74th in 66:00 followed by Sali Powell 82nd 68:10 and Alaw Medi Evans 95th in 72:20. Ed Brown in his first race in 4 years was a little off his PB but happy with 104th and 77:16. Llyr Jones was not far behind in 116th 81:41. Dawn Marshall brought up the rear in 120th 84:22.

In the North Wales Trail Championships, eligibility is required by birth or residence meaning 4 Harriers took medals home. Shaun Hughes was promoted to second taking home a silver medal and was joined by Melina Morris also promoted to silver for VF40. Fred Jones collected his silver for VM60 and Glen Price was awarded bronze for VM40.

Thanks to Harriers and friends David Baugh, Katy Baugh, Menai Baugh, Tony Benton, Anwen Brown, Seren & Gwil Brown, Owen Conry, Ted Conry, Jacky Cox, Helen Davies, Rob Gotts, Duncan Jones, Ian Jones, Llyr Jones, Caroline Parry, Rob Parry, Glen Price, Hywel Roberts, Roger Snaith, Claire Spencer, David Spencer, Victoria Whitehead, Kate Wilson, Kellie Wynne Jones for giving up their time to stage the race and to Peak Marquee for the donation of the tents, Denbigh Army Cadets, St John Ambulance and Dwr Cymru for their support.

Many of the volunteers for the Fairy Freckled Cow clearly didn’t believe a weekend off racing was in order so on Saturday Denbigh Harriers had a fantastic turnout out on the Carneddau – it was another incredible hot day.

Six Harriers ran the Vegan 3000 ‘s Half race. This is a 13.8 mile race with 3,804 foot of ascent which runs over 6 of the mountains over 3000ft in the Carneddau . It is held at the same time as the Vegan 3000’s Ultra Race which visits all 15 summits over 3000ft. Victoria Whitehead had an excellent run, finishing 10th out of 39 runners and second lady overall. She was followed by Katy Baugh who just missed out on a podium position, finishing fourth lady.

Next Harrier to finish was Sioned Griffiths who despite having taken a wrong turning on this difficult -to- navigate terrain, finished 5th lady. 6th and 7th ladies to finish were Anwen Brown and Menai Baugh both having thoroughly enjoyed the ascents and the long 5 mile descent. Jon Whitehead found the heat on the last 3 miles whilst descending into the valley, intolerable.

The official results and positions  (which differ slightly from the runners actual times and positions recorded on their watches) are as follows Victoria Whitehead 10th & 2nd Lady 3 hr 09m, Katy Baugh 16th 3hr 33m, Sioned Lloyd Griffiths 21st 3hr 44min, Anwen Brown 23rd 3 hr 47 min, Menai Baugh 24th 3 hr 47 min, Jon Whitehead 26th 3 hr 55 min.

In the full Ultra race David Baugh had 5am start for this race over 36 miles and 13,000ft of ascent. In the early morning cool, the runners ran up Snowdon and then tackled the remaining fourteen 3,000ft peaks as temperatures soared. There were a high number of runners forced to retire as the day warmed up and the technical terrain took its toll. David completed the course in 13hr 58 min in 47th=.

Just 2 Harriers at Parkrun this week. Tony Benton was 23rd in 24:11 at hilly Wepre with Philip Hayes 84th at faster Conwy in 24:32.

 

Results

Fairy Freckled Cow Trail Race 11k Shaun Hughes 3rd 41:32 PB, Glen Price 17th 48:42, Huw Williams 26th 52:54, Mat Jones 29th 53:54, Fred Jones 36th & 2nd VM60 55:20, Melina Morris 45th & 3rd VF40 58:30, Mari Williams 74th 66:00, Sali Powell 82nd 68:10, Alaw Medi Evans 95th 72:20, Ed Brown 104th 77:16, Llyr Jones 116th 81:41, Dawn Marshall 120th 84:22

Vegan 3000s Full 36m David Baugh 47th= 13hr 58 Half 13.8m Victoria Whitehead 10th & 2nd Lady 3 hr 09m, Katy Baugh 16th 3hr 33m, Sioned Lloyd Griffiths 21st 3hr 44min, Anwen Brown 23rd 3 hr 47 min, Menai Baugh 24th 3 hr 47 min, Jon Whitehead 26th 3 hr 55 min

Parkrun Conwy Philip Hayes 84th 24:32 Wepre Tony Benton 23rd 24:11

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Weekly round up 27.06.18

More triathlons, fell running, and a few personal bests broken – leading to championship winners and podium finishes!

Congratulations to Menai Baugh for consistently great performances in the Joe Brown Fell running race series, after the last race on Tuesday 19th, she was awarded with winning the series championship in her age category, having won her age category in 6 of the races she ran out of the 11 races held during the series.

On Saturday, a number of Harriers took part in the ‘Runfest Wales’ races in Rhyl. In the 5k race, Ron Birch was first in his age category (Male 75-79) with a time of 35:40. In the 10k race, Bob Neale was third in category (M65-69) with a highly creditable time of 48:37. Mari Williams also ran a good race, finishing in 52:57. In the Half Marathon, Joe Welch ran a fantastic race, finishing in second place overall with a time of 1:19:54. Nearly 5 minutes taken off his PB. Steve Gadd also broke the tough 1:30 barrier, coming in at 1:28:45, and 14th place overall. David Jones also ran a very good race, 53rd finisher, in a time of 1:43:17.

On Sunday, Shaun Hughes, running as part of the North Wales team, took part in the Stone 10k race. In a high-quality field, he ran a PB of 35:18, crossing the line in 14th place.

Also on Sunday, the Denbigh Triathlon took place. Victoria Whitehead, in her first triathlon, was 6th lady to finish, in a combined time of 1:41:02 closely followed by Philip Hayes, in a time of 1:41:40

Finally, Parkrun results for the week. In Aldershot, David Baugh ran a time of 21:37 (46th overall), and Menai Baugh completed the course in 26:45. At Conwy, Llyr Jones finished in 34:38. Finally, Ceri Belshaw was first lady finisher at Wepre, in a time of 24:14

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Weekly Round-up 17th June 2018

The penultimate race in the Joe Brown Tuesday Night Fell series was, once again, held in Abergwyngregyn but followed a different route to the last two races at Aber. This is a 4.5 mile race which climbs a steep 700 feet in the first mile before following a lovely, grassy track towards Aber Falls. After crossing the stream below the Falls, it continues to climb another 500 feet before descending for two miles resulting in a frantic, fast finish. Menai Baugh was the only Harrier to run and had a very good race, finishing in 52:51.

Two Harriers travelled to Coed y Brenin on Saturday. Although it was showery with occasional heavy downpours, conditions under foot remained good.
David Say finished the trail marathon 20 minutes faster than last year, showing a good improvement. He was 5th V60, 5:39:59.
Emma Collins ran the half, and was quite happy with a similar time as last year, 2:00:35, 8th lady, 1st V50.

In the Parkrun roundup, Manfredi Toraldo ran in Copenhagen, finishing 29th in 22:18.

In Oslo (and thus winning the award for most Northerly race of the week), David Baugh finished in a time of 21:42, crossing the line in 17th place.

At Conwy, Philip Hayes completed the course in 23:52. Angela Beedles ran a PB of 31:35

Craig Jones ran an impressive 19:12 at Warrington, finishing a very good 7th out of 370 runners.

Finally, Katy Baugh ran in Wepre, crossing the line as 2nd lady in a time of 26:01

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Weekly Round-up 10 June 2018

This week the report includes cycling and swimming, people racing against horses, along with more ‘normal’ running !
In Fell running, two Denbigh Harriers ladies braved the Tal y Mignedd Fell Race on Saturday. This was a North Wales Fell Running Championship Race, a Welsh Championship Race and a British Championship Race therefore mingling with the other runners at the start of the race was a pretty nervous experience. The women’s and men’s races were separate and it was quite interesting to see the front runners belting down as one was running up. The route, in the words of the organisers, followed a farm track for 0.8 miles before violently ascending a goliath 1800ft in just over a mile. On tapping Queen Victoria’s obelisk at the summit the route returned along the same kamikaze descent before arriving back at the farm. Despite the heat both Ceri Belshaw and Menai Baugh had excellent runs with Ceri finishing in  50 th position in a time of  56:11 and Menai Baugh finishing second F60 in 62nd position in a time of  1:03:37.
David and Katy Baugh took on the Man V Horse on Saturday after arriving home from 17 hours on a plane and both enjoyed the whole occasion. Conditions underfoot were much better than last year and mostly dry but it was hot and muggy for the 60 horses and 750 runners. Some run this as a relay and others as solo runners over the 36k course with 1162m of climb. The race between the people and horses was tight this year due to the hot conditions (apparently humans cope better with heat). The Marines relay team beat the first horse and the first solo runner was less than 30 seconds behind. David was 222nd amongst the solos, relay teams and horses and managed to beat 17 horses. Pleased with knocking 20minutes off last years time in 3.50 . Katy finished in 4.49 suffering with cramp as many of the field did in the heat.
 
Caroline Parry was doing Triathlon on Sunday, at Ironman 70.3 in Stafford. After a good 1.2 mile swim in 53:36 , she suffered with a number of problems (and the heat) on the 56 mile bike leg, unfortunately just missing the cut-off time for the run. 
 
Finally, our Parkrun roundup. 
Sarah Bayliis ran Wepre, with a new course PB of 26:31, and 5th lady finisher.
Tony Benton ran Wolverhampton, finishing in the top 10% with a time of 21:44
At Conwy, Emma Collins was third lady over the line in a time of 22:14. 
Manfredi Toraldo wasn’t that far behind, coming in in 22:40.
Elen Baugh crossed the finish in 25:07 (9th lady), and Paul Jones still finished in the top third of the field with a time of 27:05
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July Start List

One or two corrections to the start times, but overall everybody has recent performances (or expected improvements) to get them to within a minute of the notional finish time of 7.04pm. Frankly, we can’t cope with a blanket finish, so don’t take me too literally!

6.27 Ron

6.30 Ruth, Mari J, Diane

6.32 Kath S, Bronwen, Angela

6.33 Kellie, Wendy, Dawn, Jeff

6.35 Nicola

6.36 Helen D, Colin, Jill, Littlekath, Hannah, Paul J, Claire Sp, Rhian WJ

6.37 Andy M, Tracey

6.38.30 Anwen, Abigail, Mari W, Rob P

6.39 Roger, Bethan, Ed, David Sp, Menai

6.39.30 Jon, Ruari, Kate W

6.40  Sioned,  Sali, Katherine E, Rhian P, Bob, Ian J, Sarah

6.40.30 Elen, Llyr, David S

6.41 Mike Hb, Rhian GJ, Gerwyn, Rob G, Mel

6.41.30  Dan S, Katy B, Fred

6.42  Paul G, Duncan, Alaw

6.42.30 David D, Emma, Victoria, Ceri B

6.43 Ceri D, Tony B, Mat

6.43.30 Jon F

6.44 David B, Hywel

6.44.30 Owen, Brett, Huw, Phil

6.45 Tom, Craig, Steve

6.45.30 Dan J,  Vic

6.46 Joe W, Glen

6.47 Tony W

6.47.30 Shaun H

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June Results

Completely different conditions this month, with ground so hard that the ruts made it tricky on the ankles and the grass was lengthy in places. However, it was warm (20C) and sunny with no wind, so the best conditions this year so far. Joe W took the opportunity to register much the fastest time of the night, which was only 40 seconds slower than Shaun’s record in July last year. Hywel won the race by virtue of being generously treated by the handicapper, while Steve and Huw were genuinely quick at the front of a lengthy queue to cross the line. Welcome to another Mari (a ‘W’ version) who said she was a 27 minute prospect and duly ran her expected time. Impressive on this really rather tough course. Other interesting performances were Mari J (another minute off), Sali (quicker than David S!) and Paul J (who complained about setting off behind Hannah but took 30 seconds out of her to reverse the situation at last Friday’s Deganwy Dash).

……………………………….Finishing time……..Actual time………..Points

1st Hywel……………………7.02.43pm…………..21m43……………….1/1

2nd Diane……………………7.04.04pm………….35m04……………..38/3

3rd Steve………………………..04.10………………20m10………………14/2

4th Huw…………………………04.31……………….20m31………………8/2

5th Mari W…………………….04.34……………….27m34………………5/1

6th Joe W………………………04.37……………….18m37……………….6/1

7th Jeff………………………….04.47………………..31m47………………27/2

8th Phil………………………….04.54……………….20m54……………..17/3

9th Arwel……………………….04.57……………….23m57………………9/1

10th Sali………………………..05.00……………….25m00……………..27/3

11th Fred……………………….05.05………………..23m35……………..27/2

12th Tony B……………………05.27………………..22m27……………..13/2

13th Anwen……………………05.37…………………27m07……………..15/2

14th Ron………………………..05.45………………..38m45……………..36/2

15th Hannah…………………..05.49………………..29m49……………..15/1

16th David S…………………..05.49………………..25m19………………16/1

17th Mat…………………………05.53………………..22m23………………29/2

18th Rob P………………………05.54………………..26m54……………..20/2

19th Paul J………………………06.13………………..29m13………………31/2

20th Mari………………………..06.19………………..36m19………………41/3

21st Ian……………………………07.17………………..26m17……………….21/1

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