AWAY from the London Marathon, it still turned out to be a busy week for Denbigh Harriers.

Four Harriers turned out to run the Penmaenmawr Three Hills Fell Race.

This is an extremely tough, short, three-mile fell race with 1,600 feet of ascent.

The three hills are brutal and one is so steep that everyone climbed up on all fours through the gorse and bilberry bushes!

The descent was fast on grassy tracks in a quarter of the time it took those competing to climb up to the last summit.

Jon Jonathan Fleming was first Harrier home in 10th position in an excellent time of 37 minutes and three seconds.

David Baugh was not far behind him, storming home in 16th position in a time of 39.55.

Menai Baugh flew to the finish in 54th position - the 13th female and first F60 - in a time of 47.39.

Peter Lester-Owen, having suffered a serious injury to his ankle on this race last year, bravely finished in 66th position in a time of 50.08.

Friday night saw six Harriers run the Mid Cheshire 5k.

This was an astonishingly high-calibre race for a small English village, with 317 people under 20 minutes and 550 under 30 minutes. There was a brilliant result for Dawn Marshall, who is back from a long time injury, while there were personal bests for Elen Baugh and Mathew Jones.

Emma Collins once again showed her class winning the W55 race with a wonderful time.

Harriers' results: 300, Mathew Jones 19.28 (pb); 302, David Baugh 19.34; 381, Emma Collins 20.57 (1st F55); 419, Elen Baugh 22.11 (pb); 474, Chris Baldwin 24.02; 522, Dawn Marshall 26.44.

The Llangynhafal loop fell race of 7.6km - and with a 533m climb - was held during the worst of Storm Hannah.

This made the run more interesting, as it rained continuously and blew runners all over the place.

Tony Wood was the only Harrier to brace this race, finishing in fifth place overall in 42.35 and he was the first under 40.

The other big race on Sunday was Sea to Summit half and full marathon, starting in Prestatyn and following the hilly Offa’s Dyke path over the Clwydian Hills.

The half marathon climbed over 3,000 feet and finished on Moel y Parc, with the marathon climbing 6,600 feet to finish on Moel Gyw, near Llanarmon yn Ial.

There were splendid performances from four Harriers.

Half-marathon: 23, Luke Hughes 3-04.31; 38, Anwen Brown 3-25.28.

Marathon: 21, Sioned Griffiths 6-33.05; 23, Menai Baugh 6-46.20.