Only 2 Harriers for a local 5k and 10k trail run in Loggerheads on Saturday 26/02/2022. First to set off was Sioned Griffiths in the 10k race which involves 2 very hard loops, with what felt like a hundred steps to climb up – not once but twice! Sioned came home in 35th position out of 84 runners in a great time of 63.12
Shortly after the 5k race started with a smaller field of 28 runners, with David Spencer taking part in this one and coming home in a fantastic 7th position in a time of 33:18.
Sunday 27/02/2022 has been a date in the diary for many of the Denbigh Harriers for some time. The Sheeptracks race is always a great event with a route around the Clwydian Hills that varies each year. Runners are given a map with Check Points to reach, but how they get there is up to them! A fitting name for the race then as often runners will follow sheeptracks, even in to gorse patches if it’s a faster line. 10 Denbigh Harriers started from Cilcain on a beautiful sunny day. The temperature was low to start but racing up Moel Famau soon saw layers being stripped off, and the thin breeze at the top a welcome aide. Vic Belshaw romped home in 1st place overall on the Short Course picking up the M60 trophy in a very competitive field with the top 3 only separated by a couple of minutes over the 13 mile course. The Long Course was around 17 miles and again attracted some of the best talent in Fell running locally and from further afield. Dan Jones was the first Harrier home in 16th place overall, followed closely by Tony Wood in 20th position. Brett Jones and Tom Jones powered on finishing 27th and 34th respectively. Huw Williams made his first racing return since COVID finishing 56th followed by Mel Morris who, as always, thoroughly enjoyed the experience finishing 58th. Chris House on his first run for the Harriers kept pushing on to finish 63rd with Mike Hobday just behind in 64th overall and 2nd M60. Peter Lester-Owen was just behind in 66th place and 3rd M60. It was a fantastic day, and a great atmosphere back at Cilcain where runners were treated to cake and stew. Well done to John Heppenstall and his NEWSAR team and all volunteers for a very successful race.
374 Sian Pritchard 24:55 PB
36 Tony Benton 23:30
77 John Llewelyn Thomas 44:57