I WOULD run for 20 miles!

That was the motto of a handful of Denbigh Harriers over the weekend.

Four Harriers completed the 20-miler in Wrexham on Sunday.

Traditionally, this event is a good preparation race for the London Marathon in six weeks' time.

The weather was bright and breezy... and chilly!

The route was a bit hillier than expected, with over 1,400 feet of climb over the 20 miles.

The fun started at eight-and-a-half miles on a back road, where there was a puddle about six inches deep to soak the runners’ feet.

This puddle eventually turned into waist deep water that the runners had to wade through for 250 metres.

Given the temperature, it took the runners a few miles to warm up again.

Joseph Welch finished in 16th place and he was happy with his time of 2-12.45.

Huw Williams ran most of the way with Hywel Roberts to finish in 2-39.06 and 81st place.

Hywel finished 93rd in 2-43.35.

Lisa Dafydd also braved the challenges in Wrexham to finish in 262nd place in a time of 3-55.39

There was a good turnout of Harriers at the Vale of Clwyd 10k and 5k races.

In the 10k event, Melina Morris stormed to be the first placed lady in a personal best of 46.41.

Bob Neale finished in 50.37, just missing out on victory in his age category.

Representing the club for the first time, Luke Hughes crossed the line in 51.01.

Meanwhile, Sarah Bayliss won her age category in 55.44.

Turning to the 5k race and Elen Baugh was the second lady in 22.57, while Ron Birch won the M70 category in a time of 37.07.

David Baugh was third overall and the second man in 20.33.

Thee Denbigh Harriers competed in the Shrewsbury 10k on Sunday, where they faced cold but sunny conditions.

The undulating course had a slight diversion due to the flooded River Severn.

There were just over 2,000 runners and there were three good performances from the Harriers present.

Duncan Jones finished 251st overall in 45.51.

Ian Jones enjoyed his run to finish in 48.58 with a personal best and Jess Jones ran well in 67.37.

The parkruns were understandably poorly attended due to the stormy weather, but two Harriers did brave the awful conditions.

Conwy: 17, Phil Hayes 21.15.

Wepre: 13, Tony Benton 24.10.