ONE Welsh champion and two North Wales title winners.

That was the tale of a memorable weekend for Denbigh Harriers.

Sarah Bayliss becomes VF50 Wales duathlon sprint champion, while Victoria Whitehead and Menai Baugh become North Wales five-mile road champions in the VF45 and VF60 categories respectively.

A total of 29 members of Denbigh Harriers headed along the coast to the Abergele five-mile road race on Sunday.

This relatively flat and fast five-mile race along the cycle path out towards Llandulas from Pensarn always welcomes a good field and has been welcoming Denbigh Harriers since the club was formed.

The Harriers' team spirit made itself felt with 29 of the 200 runners being from the club and nobody left until all the runners were safely home.

The race also hosted the North Wales 5 Mile Championships. With a strict cut off for entry and eligibility, the prizes are awarded to the fastest Welsh runners on the day.

Recently back to running and racing, Vic Belshaw came home 38th and the second VM55 with a season’s best of 32.04.

David Baugh was 50th and the fourth VM55, also with a season’s best, in 33.33.

He also picked up the silver medal in the VM55 category in the North Wales 5 Mile Championships.

Menai Baugh continues to dominate her VF60 category and she finished as the first VF60 and North Wales five-mile VF60 champion with a personal best of 41.59.

Oldest club member Ron Birch also showing no signs of slowing down and he finished in 197th and the first VM80 with a season’s best of 57.16.

Harriers' results: 38, Vic Belshaw (2nd VM55) 32.04; 50, David Baugh 33.33; 76, Tony Benton 36.07; 82, Duncan Jones 36.35; 83, Victoria Whitehead (2nd VF45) 36.46; 89, Hywel Roberts 37.57; 91, Ian Jones 38.05; 92, Fred Jones (3rd VM60) 38.11; 100, Mel Morris 38.42; 102, Elen Baugh 38.52; 109, Bob Neale 39.06; 111, Chris Baldwin 39.14; 126, Jon Whitehead 41.03; 132, Menai Baugh (1st VF60) 41.59; 135, Anwen Brown 42.33; 148, Hannah McDonnell 44.09; 155, Dave Spencer 45.02; 157, Dawn Marshall 45.36; 160, Ruth Crowther 46.00; 165, Andrew Morris 47.30; 166, Rhian Jones 47.47; 178, Sioned Roberts 51.47; 179, Teleri Roberts 51.48; 181, Sharon Griffiths 52.18; 187, Eurian Mitchelmore (2nd VF55) 54.40; 189, Diane Roberts 54.56; 197, Ron Birch (1st VM80) 57.16; 199, Jessica Jones 58.25; 200, Mari Jones 58.25.

A further three Harriers made the journey on Sunday over to the beautiful Coed y Brenin for the individual and team duathlons, which also hosted the national championships.

The duathlon puts runners and riders through a tough, but rewarding, blend of famous trails and routes, including those previously closed to cyclists and runners.

In the individual sprint distance, Sarah Bayliss came home as the first VF50 and she was declared the Welsh champion.

She completed a 5k run in 33.45, followed by a 15k bike ride in 59.28 and a further 1.8k run in 13.55, for a total time 1-50.17.

Also in the sprint distance, Katy Baugh (running) and team mate Will (cycling) had a fantastic race, coming 11th overall and being the first relay team.

In the full distance of a 9k run, followed by a 28k ride and a further 5k run, Emma Collins (running) and partner Ashley were also 11th and the first team home in a time of 2-46.20.