WHERE did the sun go?

The midweek Ponderosa Fell Race was held in murky conditions, but it was very well attended, with runners wanting to test themselves on the four-mile and 800 foot race over the moors.

The race has a half-a-mile climb to the finish, making it important to leave something in reserve for the end of the event.

There were five Denbigh Harriers racing, with Tony Wood continuing his improving form in eighth place.

Mari Williams led the Denbigh women home, closely followed by Katy Baugh.

Menai Baugh was a close second in her category despite taking five minutes off her previous time for this race.

Harriers' results: 8, Tony Wood 29.43; 53, Mari Williams 37.03; 55, Katy Baugh 37.25; 64, Menai Baugh 39.39; 73, Peter Lester-Owen 40.29.

There was also a turnout of five Denbigh Harriers for the tough North Wales Half Marathon.

This race starts and finishes on the beach near the Conwy marina, with a stretch of a mile over heavy sand ridges filled with sea water making for slow going.

There was a nice flat stretch to Penmaenmawr, then a long climb up Sychnant Pass, turning on to an offroad section with even more climbing.

There was then a fast descent down a rough path down to Conwy, before returning on two miles of flat until the final mile on the sand. There was strong running by all in humid conditions.

Emma Collins finished in 1-47.03 and she was first in her age category.

In her first race for the club, Carys Davies crossed the line in 2-06.15, while Hayley Lloyd-Roberts ran well for 2-14.36.

Half-marathon man Ian Jones completed his 12th event over 13.1 miles in 12 months, finished in 2-19.47.

Rob Parry hadn’t competed for three weeks, having pulled out of the Snowdonia trail half with an injury, and he finished in 2-36.33.

There were Harriers running parkruns over the weekend at venues far and wide.

Finsbury Park, London: 40, David Baugh 21.11; 130, Elen Baugh 24.27; 243, Menai Baugh 27.50.

Clermont Waterfront, Florida: 29, Philip Hayes 20.47.

Delamere: 277, John Llewelyn Thomas 35.30.

Wepre: 72, Sian Pritchard 30.40.

Erddig: 27, Victoria Whitehead 23.33; 40, Glen Price 24.05.

Pont y Bala: 18, Mark Jones 24.03.