Weekly Report 6/3/19

Tuesday evening saw the second in the Denbigh Harriers Noel Morris Summer Handicap series. The series is run once a month from March to October on a 3 mile cross country course on public footpaths around Denbigh. Each runner is given a start time reflecting their current running form with the faster runners starting last. When the handicapping works well the runners finish the course at more or less the same time. 27 Harriers raced this month between hail storms with Andy Morris victorious followed by Roger Snaith and Luke Hughes.

1st Andy Morris 29.08
2nd Roger Snaith 27.27
3rd Luke Hughes 23.57

Fastest Male Shaun Hughes 18.22
Fastest Female Katy Baugh 22.21

On the same night two Harriers travelled to Fron near Caernarfon to compete, with 118 others, in the first race in the Tuesday Evening Fell Race Series. It was a cold evening, the ground covered in hailstones. The fast 2.8 mile race ascended 500 ft in the first mile, up a stony track, through the quarry on slippery slate to the summit of Moel Tryfan before descending quickly down steep, grassy slopes and boggy paths to the finish on top of an up-hill track. Jon Fleming finished in 27th position in a time of 21:59 and Menai Baugh finished first female over 60 in 95th position in a time of 28:49 setting a new age record for the course.

On Sunday Manchester Marathon saw four a Denbigh Harriers amongst the tens of thousands taking part. First home as Shaun Hughes who slowed after. Avery good first half. Hywel gained a lot experience from his run and Lisa Dafydd was very pleased with her finishing time. New member Jack Williams also ran finishing as third Harrier on the day.

213th Shaun Hughes 02:49:50
7323rd Hywel Roberts 04:18:47
8052nd Jack Williams 04:17:1
11944th Lisa Dafydd 05:21:1

Two Harriers ran in the Border league with Emma Collins continuing to lead the F55 category with 179th place in 36:57 and narrowly took the category on the day. VIc Belshaw managed third place in a very competitive category with 96th in 32.56.

Conwy Parkrun

10th David BAUGH    00:20:13
11th    Victor BELSHAW     00:20:14
55th Elen BAUGH 00:23:07 PB
102nd Menai BAUGH    00:25:32 PB
220th Gwenno EDWARDS    00:34:10

Bodelwyddan Parkrun

22nd Fred JONES 00:24:50
32ns Chris BALDWIN    00:26:06
49th Gwenan JOHNSON 00:28:31
59th Sarah BAYLISS 00:30:43

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