LAST Tuesday evening saw the second race in the Denbigh Harriers Noel Morris summer handicap series.

The series is run once a month from March to October on a three-mile cross country course on public footpaths around Denbigh.

Each runner is given a start time reflecting their current running form, with the faster runners starting last.

When the handicapping works well the runners finish the course at more or less the same time.

A total of 27 Harriers raced between hail storms, with Andy Morris victorious.

Result: 1, Andy Morris 29.08; 2, Roger Snaith 27.27; 3, Luke Hughes 23.57; Fastest male, Shaun Hughes 18.22; Fastest female, Katy Baugh 22.21.

On the same night, two Harriers travelled to Fron near Caernarfon to compete, with 118 others, in the first race in the Tuesday evening fell race series.

Jon Fleming finished in 27th position in a time of 21.59 and Menai Baugh was the first female over 60 - and 95th overall - in a time of 28.49, setting a new age record for the course in the process.

In Sunday's Manchester Marathon, four Denbigh Harriers were amongst the tens of thousands taking part.

First home was Shaun Hughes, who slowed after a very good first half.

Hywel Roberts gained a lot experience from his run and Lisa Dafydd was very pleased with her finishing time.

New member Jack Wills finished as the third Harrier on the day.

Results: 213, Shaun Hughes 2-49.50; 7,323, Hywel Roberts 4-18.47; 8,052, Jack Wills 4-17.14; 11,944, Lisa Dafydd 5-21.10.

Two Harriers ran in the Border League, with Emma Collins continuing to lead the F55 category with 179th place in 36.57 and she narrowly took the category on the day.

Vic Belshaw managed third place in a very competitive category with 96th in 32.56.

Conwy parkrun: 10, David Baugh 20.13; 11, Vic Belshaw 20.14; 55, Elen Baugh 23.07 (pb); 102, Menai Baugh 25.32 (pb); 220, Gwenno Edwards 34.10.

Bodelwyddan parkrun: 22, Fred Jones 24.50; 32, Chris Baldwin 26.06; 49, Gwenan Johnson 28.31; 59, Sarah Bayliss 30.43.