VIC Belshaw represented Denbigh Harriers in the 2019 English Fell Championships at the Stretton Hills fell race.

This was a very large and high class field of the best fell runners in England.

Belshaw made the top-10 in his M55 category in just over the hour. Plenty of sleet, rain and wind at times and extraordinary views of the Shropshire Hills made this a challenging race.

Seven Harriers turned out for the beautiful Llantysilio fell race on Saturday in perfect running conditions.

The 10.4k (6.5-mile) course climbed the three hills of Moel Morfydd, Moel y Gaer and Moel Gamelin, and included 2,300 feet of climbing.

It was a successful morning of running, with three Harriers picking up prizes.

Harriers' results: 13, David Baugh (1st M50) 1-09; 26, Emma Collins (2nd F50) 1-14; 28, Duncan Jones 1-15; 31, Mat Jones 1-17; 37, Tony Benton 1-21; 45, Jon Whitehead 1-28; 50, Menai Baugh (1st F60) 1-29; 54, Ruari Benton 1-39.

Sioned Griffiths completed the Dee Valley and North Berwyn Challenge, running on the hills above Llangollen.

She completed all 31 miles of the challenge - with over 5,000 feet of ascent - in six hours and 44 minutes.

Taking part in the same challenge was Peter Lester-Owen, who ran 21-and-a-half miles, with 3,500 feet ascent, making for a tough, but great run.

Another Harriers going over a long distance during weekend was Brett Jones, who completed the Jurassic coast three-day challenge.

He finished in an very impressive fourth place overall.

Brett completed the 83 miles in 13 hours and 55 minutes.

Parkrun results:

Kingston: 235, Sian Pritchard 28.38.

Boston (England): 50, Martin Jones 26.12.

Conwy: 205, Phil Hayes 31.59.

Florence: 4, Manfredi Toraldo 21.05.

Bodelwyddan: 4, Vic Belshaw 20.45; 22, Chris Baldwin 26.02; 47, Sarah Bayliss 29.27.

The first week of spring certainly put a spring in the step of Prestatyn Running Club members, with no fewer than 18 claiming personal bests at the weekend.

The top performances came in the Arley Hall 10k in Cheshire, where the fast course attracted a quality field.

Andy Bromley continued his great form, finishing 19th in a personal best of 33.06.

Other placings were (chip times): 53, Canyon Wilson 35.28 (pb); 65, Matty Smith 36.11 (pb); 76, Amie Bagnall 37.04 (pb); 167, Gethin Evans 40.42 (pb); 214, Darren Thompson 42.29 (pb); 215, Sian Beck 42.19 (pb, 3rd L40); 274, Benjamin Harrison 45.06; 760, Dafydd Owen 57.01.

Steve Skates was once again the first man home in the Bodelwyddan Castle parkrun, where event organiser Eva Brewer competed for the first time.

Placings: 1, Steve Skates 18.02 (pb); 10, Steve Weedman 22.53; 14, Helen Ashworth 23.21 (pb, 1st lady); 20, Steve Brown 25.21 (pb); 51, Eva Brewer 30.40.

The 13 members who turned out in the Conwy parkrun included seven of the recent beginners’ group, now labelled “improvers”.

Placings: 59, Martin Gill 23.38; 61, Gareth Hughes 23.42; 70, Andy Clark 24.04 (pb); 88, Bill Scriven 25.09; 190, Andy Hughes 31.14 (pb); 191, Lois Hughes 31.15 (pb); 232, Ilid White 33.48 (pb); 234, Julie Evans 33.52 (pb); 256, Helen Parry 36.38 (pb); 269, Samantha Blackwell 39.18; 270, Hayley Evans 39.31; 300, Sally Rowe 46.30 (pb); 301, Duncan Longley 46.31.

Next Sunday, another good turnout is expected for the penultimate fixture of the Borders Road-Running League over a new five-mile course at Hope.

The men are comfortably placed in fifth position in Division One, but the women need to turn out in force over the next two races to avoid relegation.