IT'S difficult to believe, but summer is here!

Denbigh Harriers' summer club handicap series started on Sunday in wet, but not cold, conditions.

In this series, all runners set off at intervals based on their current performance, which results in fast and slower runners finishing at around the same time.

The three-mile course was soggy on the lower slopes, which was an advantage for the stronger runners.

Sixteen hardy souls turned out, with numbers reduced due to some members running on Anglesey.

Congratulations go to Anwen Brown for a decisive victory in what must shave been her best run for some time.

She finished in 21.12.

In second place was Tony Wood (19.48), while Dan Jones finishing in third place in 19.30, the fastest time of the day.

On Sunday, eight Harriers travelled to Anglesey to run in the half marathon.

The route takes the runners from Menai Bridge to Beaumaris, then it loops out into the countryside before returning to Menai Bridge. Conditions were cold and wet, but thankfully the race was completed before Storm Freya hit, so it was not as windy as later in the day.

Phil Hayes was the first Harrier across the line in a personal best of 1-33.40.

Mat Jones also claimed a personal best time of 1-37.59, while Hywel Roberts' London Marathon training continues to go well as he followed closely behind in 1-38.53.

Melina Morris was the first club lady home in a time of 1-46.39.

For Ian Jones, this was the seventh consecutive month he had competed in a half-marathon and he crossed the line in 1-56.15.

Robert Parry, in his fourth half-marathon of the year, was just outside the two-hour mark in 2-01.12.

David Jones crossed the line in 2-08.44 and Lisa Dafydd finished in 2-14.17.

Dawn Marshall started well, but suffered a knee injury soon after eight miles and she finished in a time of 2-22.07.

The Border League fixture was held in Birkenhead Park, with 344 runners turning out for the 5.5-mile race.

Vic Belshaw was 107th overall - and third in his category - in 35.16.

Emma Collins was the first V55 and 15th lady overall in a time of 38.50.

Parkrun results:

Cardiff: 302, Ian Jones.

Kingston: 279, Sian Pritchard.

Boston (England): 35, Martin Jones.

Conwy: 37, Katy Baugh; 141, Andrew Morris.

Bodelwyddan Castle: 2, Victor Belshaw; 16, Duncan Jones; 17, Elen Baugh (1st female); 54, Ruth Crowther.