Weekly Report 17/01/2022

Whilst some members took an opportunity to rest from competing over Christmas, others kept busy!

Denbigh Harrier Emma Collins ran the Chester Round The Walls race on 26/12/2021. This was a route of just under four miles starting and finishing on the grassy Chester Racecourse, with footpaths and plenty of steps between. Conditions were wet, cold, but not icy. There were 511 runners taking part with Emma finishing a fantastic 60th – 7th Lady and first in category & the one below. A great result and a very enjoyable race.

The annual Jubilee Plunge took place on 28/12/2021. This race, organised by Denbigh Harrier Tony Benton, sees partcipants race down from Moel Famau summit to finishing point Llangynhafal in the fastest time.
Seven Harriers raced down the hill (and an eighth swept):
Daniel Jones 12.38 (2nd overall)
Vic Belshaw 13.57 (1st V60)
Katy Baugh 14.14 (2nd Lady)
Owen Conroy 14.18
David Baugh 14.20
Sian Pritchard 17.01 (3rd Lady)
Ed Brown 22.19
A great race with great organisation and atmosphere!

Gratitude due to former Harrier Joe Cooper who put on successful 10K and 5K races, plus a 5K canicross at Hawarden Estate on Sunday 09/01/22. These were trail routes with both heavy mud alongside the river, rough fields, and some road. In the 5k Denbigh Harrier Chris Baldwin had a great run finishing 8th and 2nd V60 in 31:23. In the 10k race, on form Tony Wood had a comfortable win finishing 1st overall in a time of 43:32.

Denbigh Harrier Sian Pritchard ran a personal best at the Tadworth 10 mile race Sunday 16/01/22. Starting and finishing at Epsom Racecourse, Surrey, this is a scenic and challenging 10 miles, 2-lap course on a mixture of road and grass. Sian had a great run finishing 273 in a time of 01:31:30.

Parkrun results 15/01/22
132 Sian Pritchard 27:14
50 Simon Nixon 23:58
54 Julie Roberts 27:55
5 Emma Collins 22:19
16 Chris Baldwin 26:10
48 John Llewelyn Thomas 46:33

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