Saturday saw the 44th International Snowdon Race 2019 held in Llanberis and 5 Denbigh Harriers were there to take on the iconic race up and down Snowdon which is considered as one of the greatest in the world of mountain running, and attracts some of the best racers in Europe. Covering 9.5 miles and climbing over 3000ft the decent often causes fall and injuries and requires concentration the whole way. All the Harriers got up and down the course without falling and there was a personal best for Elen Baugh by 2 minutes. Newcomers to the race, Luke Hughes, Huw and Mari Williams, all bettered their practice times on the race by a large margin. David Baugh ran his race 4 minutes faster than last year.
193rd David Baugh 01:37:23
322nd Huw Williams 01:48:32
399th Mari Williams 01:55:03
427th Luke Hughes 01:57:26
443rd Elen Baugh 01:59:24
On Sunday two Harriers ran the Windmill Half Marathon in Lytham St. Annes. Race day gave them pleasant warm weather with head wind. Hywel Roberts and Ian Jones decided to run the race together and just enjoy it. It was a two lap course along the sea front and flat. Hywel Roberts finished in 1.59.27 and Ian Jones in 1.59.37. Ian was happy with this time as this was his 11th Half Marathon in 11 months.
21st Philip HAYES 00:21:00
84th Bob NEALE 00:25:09
103rd Peter LESTER-OWEN 00:25:51 Personal Best
217th John Llewelyn THOMAS 00:32:00
228th Eurian MITCHELMORE 00:33:02
162nd Sian PRITCHARD 00:27:15
19th Victoria WHITEHEAD 00:25:17