Ladies Day for the Denbigh Harriers at Moel Lus
It was ladies first at Moel Lus on Tuesday night in the latest Joe Brown Midweek Fell Series as nine Denbigh Harriers raced in Dwygyfylchi. This long-established fell race is one of the best short fell races, climbing an unrelenting steep 900 foot hill for a mile and a half at the start of the race, followed by a two mile undulating run down to the finish. The temperature was cool and the mountain was shrouded in thick cloud. Out of 132 runners Tony Wood was first Harrier home in 24th in 26:54, once again showing his strength on the fells. Next it was a trio of our fastest men with Vic Belshaw 33th 28:28 just 13 seconds short of winning his age category, then David Baugh 49th 30:52, just managing to hold off Jon Fleming 50th 31:09.
But it was all about the ladies led in by Victoria Whitehead 63rd and 32:41 securing her first prize in the F40 age category. Emma Collins also secured first prize in her F50 age category 70th 33 :13. Sioned Griffiths, returning from injury, had a great race finishing in 101th 36:52 and hotly pursued by Menai Baugh 102nd 37:01 also securing her first prize in her F60 age category. Anwen Brown finished in 113th 39:46 after taking a tumble on the descent.
Also mid-week, Shaun Hughes finished his training for the London marathon with 13th place at Chester Spring 5 mile race in a time of 27:52, leaving him well-trained and ready to take his place on the elite race starting line this Sunday in London.
Parkrun tourism again this weekend with Martin & Vicky Cortvriend continuing their Italian tour with Palermo parkrun. Vicky was 1st lady home and 16th overall 34:57, Martin came 11th 27:39. At home, Sarah Bayliss ran her 2nd consecutive PB 27:59 at Wepre as continues to return even stronger from injury. At Conwy Tony Benton was 43rd 21:52, in Leeds Elen Baugh 24:51and at Bushy Park Sian Pritchard ran 27:42.
Joe Brown Midweek Fell Series – Moel Lus Tony Wood 24th 26:54, Vic Belshaw 33rd 28:28, David Baugh 49th 30:52, Jon Fleming 50th 31:09, Victoria Whitehead 1st VF40 & 63rd 32:41, Emma Collins 1st VF50 & 70th 33:13, Sioned Griffiths 101st 36:52, Menai Baugh 1st VF60 & 102nd 37:01, Anwen Brown 113th 39:46
Chester Spring 5 Shaun Hughes 13th 27:52
Parkrun Woodhouse Moor Elen Baugh 142nd 24:51 Bushy Park Sian Pritchard 27:42 Conwy Tony Benton 43rd 21:52 Wepre Sarah Bayliss 7th lady & 48th PB 27:59Palermo Martin Cortvriend 11th 27:39 Vicky Cortvriend 1st lady & 16th 34:57