July Results

It must have been the rain, but fewer than half of the recent number took part in this month’s race. Glad to see Ed making a reappearance, looking very trim, and his devastating final kick to hold off Rob G in the sprint for last place. Those of us watching the runners come back through the fields were surprised to see that Shaun J put in an impressive last half mile to leave Katy who must have gone very well to almost catch him before that. The real question was whether his namesake, Shaun H, could take the record from the man off scratch – Tony W. Both have done a lot of tough races recently but Tony chased hard enough to break his own record – just not quite quick enough! Congrats to Shaun for breaking the 18 minute barrier, and thereby averaging 6 minutes per mile. For those who ran it the bonus is that they achieved good scores for the series championships – fewer people always means generally lower scores which aids their overall points position.

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

1st Shaun H…………………7.03.57pm………..17m57……………34/2

2nd Shaun J…………………7.04.11……………..23m11……………39/3

3rd Katy B………………………04.23…………….22m23…………..53/5

4th Mat………………………….04.28……………..21m28…………..38/3

5th Craig…………………………….35………………21m35…………..52/4

6th Tony W…………………………39………………18m09………….20/4

7th Mei……………………………….40………………25m40…………52/3

8th Phil……………………………….47………………21m47…………..8/1

9th Bob……………………………….48………………24m48………….9/1

10th Kate W…………………………54……………….24m24…………24/3

11th Sali…………………………….05.08…………….24m38………….57/4

12th David Sp………………………..27………………25m27………….35/2

13th Fred………………………………46………………23m16………….79/4

14th Ed……………………………..06.05……………..28m35…………14/1

15th Rob G……………………………..08………………23m38……….45/3

Actually the above results reveal that it was a very fast race, quite apart from Shaun H’s record. Shaun J knocked over a minute off his best and Katy almost repeated her remarkable 22m20 in May. Fred said he felt slow as Katy left him, but actually he wasn’t by previous standards. Sali and Kate W knocked another 10 seconds off their bests (proof of the effect of their participation in Tuesday speed sessions), while Mat and Craig impressed by chopping off over 30 seconds. All very encouraging for the cross country season, except that it is a bit worrying that so few women are doing this sort of short, fast, tough stuff. Without Rhian P and Tracey this winter we are really going to struggle to stay in the 1st Division especially if one of our remaining counters (Ceri D, Ceri B, Katy, and Victoria – or Emma) gets injured or ill. Sali and Kate are at present the only ones within striking distance of the equivalent of sub 23 minutes on this course which will be required to make the top 30 in the League cross country races which begin in October. Now is the time to think about how you can get there! Your club needs YOU.

 

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Clwydian Offa’s Dyke Race

This 17.5 mile (27.5k) race with 3,500′ (1067m) of climb was made harder by some warm weather. 18 runners took on the race starting in Llandegla and finishing in Bodfari.

The winner in an amazing time of 2 hours 11 was Jez Brown of Buckley. The first woman was Katy Baugh in 3 hours 46.

Men

1st

2.11.27 Jez Brown

2nd

2.33.22 Tony Wood

3rd

2.44.33 Neil Finegan

Women

1st

3.46.40 Katy Baugh

2nd

3.57.03 Melanie Liu

3rd

4.20.01 Kath Hobday

Full results

Clwydian Clawwd Offa Race Results

 

You can see more photos here.

 

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Denbigh Trail Running Festival Children’s Race

Two great races on Friday evening for two age groups: Year 3 & 4 and Year 5 & 6.

There was a dead heat for first in the Year 3 & 4 race boys’ category between Elis Martin and Kai Jones. Rose Hayes won the Girls’ The full results are below.

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The  Year 5 & 6 race was closely fought too with Morgan Jones timing his race perfectly to finish in front of Maisy Parry.

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Many thanks to all the children, parents and helpers during the evening.

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Running with Nordic Poles – Denbigh Trail Running Festival

A good turn out for this session tonight where we learnt about using Nordic poles as an aid to running. We looked at climbing and descending techniques and had a good work out at the same time.

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Denbigh Harriers Fairy Freckled Cow Trail Race 2017

This year was the 11th year that Denbigh Harriers have organised  the 11k trail race round the Alwen reservoir named after the Fairy Freckled Cow legend that originated in the area. There were nearly record entries for the race with 141 entrants from Wales and England. The race was also the North Wales Trail Running Championships.

The race was very competitive at the front with Tom Roberts from Meirionnydd running club recording the fastest time achieved on the course finishing in 38.16. Second was Paul Wathan Eryri Harriers from  finishing in 39.13 which  would have won last years race. He was closely followed by Richard Shearer from Wrexham AC in 39.52.  In the Women’s race Gemma Morgans from Eryri Harriers won in a superb time of 46.57 followed by Carolyn Stamper-Clark in 49.09 and Ceri Cook from Buckley Runners in 49.22.

There were 20 Denbigh Harriers helping organise the race as well as 15 runners making this a very successful club event which was well received by both runners and spectators. The first Denbigh harrier home was Shaun Hughes followed closely by Tony Wood. The first Denbigh Harrier woman home was Kate Wilson. 

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Film Night

An inspiring night of films (and cake) was enjoyed in Theatre Twm o’r Nant.

Please remember to sign up for our remaining events at:

http://www.trailrunningfestival.wales

This will give you a flavour of what you missed.

DTRF Film Night

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Fairy Freckled Cow Trial Race Provisional Results

Well done all today. Here are the provisional results for today’s race.

FFCTR – 2017 Provisional

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Trail Running in Nepal

Trail Running in Nepal

 

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Trail Running with Nordic Poles

Trail Running with Nordic Poles 7.30pm Denbigh Leisure centre.

Cost Free with optional donation charity

Numbers are limited to 12 people so please register here

All equipment is provided but if you have your own poles with straps on the handles please register and come along.

Please turn up in suitable off road running gear.

If you watch any long distance mountain running event in Europe or the USA you see people using poles while running.

Ever wondered why a lot of trial runners use poles?

This is your chance to try it out with a qualified INWA instructor.

 

 

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Trail Running Film Night

Trail Running Film Night

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