LONDON Marathon training is going well for a number of Denbigh Harriers.

Last Sunday, eight Harriers made the short trip to Wrexham for the Village Bakery Half Marathon.

A well-established race, this is held on the outskirts of Wrexham, taking in the industrial estate, along with rural lanes and countryside.

The first Harrier home was Hywel Roberts.

Continuing his preparation for the London Marathon in 10 weeks, Roberts set a personal best for this distance of 1-36.38.

Next in was Ian Jones in a time of 1-54.36.

This was a good improvement on a few weeks ago as he returns to full race fitness.

Not far behind him was Robert Parry, finally getting in under the two-hour mark in 1-59.48.

The joint first ladies were Nicola Field and Helen Davies.

Like Hywel Roberts, both are in training for the London Marathon and they crossed the line together in 2-11.49.

Dan Schraibman was only a couple of minutes after them in 2-14.02.

Finally, Caroline Parry and Dave Spencer - both returning from injury - finished in 2-19.54.

After a couple of weeks of low numbers competing in parkruns, last weekend saw Denbigh Harriers out in force.

Shrewsbury Parkrun: 75, Duncan Jones 22.31.

Wyre Forest: 20, Tony Benton 23.03.

Bodelwyddan Castle: 5, David Baugh 21.37; 14, Emma Collins 23.11; 17, Katy Baugh 23.41; 24, Elen Baugh 24.33; 55, Sarah Bayliss 29.02; 57, Gwenan Johnson 29.04.