DENBIGH Harriers were once more out in force over the weekend.

The 27th edition of the Nick Beer 10k race took place on Sunday, with 18 Harriers joining the 596 runners starting the event.

Thankfully, Storm Erik had subsided, but the hilly course around the Great Orme in Llandudno still had some very windy conditions for the competitors to contend with.

Emma Collins put in a tremendous run despite a lack of recent training and she was able to retain her category title with over two minutes to spare.

Menai Baugh also won her category with a strong downhill part of the race.

Mel Morris was second in her age section and was delighted to win her second race prize in the space of a week.

Katy Baugh had a welcome return to good running form to finish less than a minute in front of Mel Morris and she was also in front of her sister Elen Baugh on the day.

Sioned Griffiths and Sali Powell were seconds apart, with Sali in particular finishing strongly.

Anwen Jones tried to stay with Menai Baugh, but despite a strong climb could not keep up with her on the downhill section.

Dawn Marshall ran strongly all the way to the finish and was she happy to finishing in just over an hour.

Jess Jones was running her first 10k and she was a happy finisher on this tough course.

The men were led home by David Baugh, as he came second in his age category and faster than in this race last year.

He was closely followed by Mat Jones, who was running the course for the first time.

Tony Benton got the better of Duncan Jones, going away from him on the downhill section of the race.

Meanwhile, Fred Jones was running this race having also competed in it 27 years ago and the passing years have not slowed him down too much.

It was good to see Gerwyn Lloyd representing the club despite a lack of training as he finished just in front of Ian Jones.

In addition, it was also great to see veteran Harrier David Say finishing the race in a respectable position in his age category.

Harriers' results: 47, David Baugh (2nd MV55) 43.01; 75, Mathew Jones 45.10; 112, Emma Collins (1st FV55) 46.38; 119, Tony Benton 47.01; 122, Duncan Jones 47.26; 149, Katy Baugh 48.17; 177, Melina Morris (2nd FV45) 49.24; 203, Elen Baugh 50.28; 221, Fred Jones 50.46; 230, Sioned Griffiths 51.26; 235, Sali Powell 51.38; 254, Gerwyn Lloyd 52.24; 259, Ian Jones 52.37; 283, Menai Baugh (1st F60) 53.59, 318th Anwen Brown 55.38; 349, David Say 56.29; 449, Dawn Marshall 1-02.38; 584, Jessica Jones 1-19.03.

There was only one Harrier who was a parkrunner at the weekend.

Again, it was Ceri Belshaw at the Queenstown ParkRun, in New Zealand, and she completed the course in 23.29.