Huw Williams ran the Birmingham Running Festival 10k on Saturday. It was a two lap course of Sutton Park which was a lovely setting although hillier than anticipated with 400ft of climbing. Huw was happy with his personal best of 42:42.
Three Denbigh Harriers faced some truly awful rain for the start of the Snowdonia Marathon which thankfully eased up as the race got going. Alaw Medi running the race for the third time was just outside her best time for the race which is unsurprising given the conditions especially on the steep and slippery downhill finish. A veteran of the Snowdonia Marathon David Jones Had a good race in the conditions and was pleased with his finishing time. Another veteran of the race Peter Lester-Owen running his 50th marathon was not far behind.
753rd Alaw Medi 4.12.09
994th David Jones 4.27.39
1326th Peter Lester Owen 4.47.34
In the Porth Eirias 10k on Sunday morning the runners faced heavy rain and large puddles but this did not stop some great performances from the 5 Denbigh Harriers with four of them getting personal bests for 10k. Displaying his continuing good form Joe Welsh was 6th overall followed by Mat Jones winning the M50 category and Mel Morris coming this in her age category.
25 42:24 Mathew Jones 1st M50
Four Denbigh Harriers took to the hills on Sunday to run in the Clwydian Hills Fell Race which is organised by the North Wales Search and Rescue team. This tough, true fell race starts from Cilcain, ascending steeply on to the Offa’s Dyke path, descending to the foot of Moel Arthur, traversing round Moel Famau, then ascending sharply up the gully to the Jubilee Tower before descending back to Cilcain – a total of 9 miles/ 14.4.km and 3000 feet/ 915m of ascent. The weather was very kind, sunny and bright which made the navigation much easier but the wet mud after recent, torrential rain made conditions treacherous at times. First Harrier home and 23rd man in the race was Daniel Jones, followed by Katy Baugh who was Third Senior Lady in the race. Sioned Lloyd was next in, then Menai Baugh picking up the F6O trophy.
17th Emma COLLINS 00:22:32
141st Sally SMITH 00:45:51
142nd John Llewelyn THOMAS 00:45:52
11th David BAUGH 00:24:06
19th Elen BAUGH 00:26:0
Pont y Bala
22 Ruth CROWTHER 00:31:36