DENBIGH Harriers have made sure to stay on track!

The 36th running of the famous Race the Train event started in Tywyn, Gwynedd and followed the railway line to Abergynolwyn and back.

This race was attended by seven Denbigh Harriers in a competitive field.

The race covers 14 miles of rough terrain, including hills, bogs, mud and a strong headwind on the way back.

The first 75 runners managed to beat the train, which was about 10 per cent of the field.

Mel Morris had a very strong race to finish as the third F45 and Menai Baugh had a battling run to finish as the third F60.

Duncan Jones was happy with his encouraging result in his longest race since 2005.

Katy Baugh had a strong second half to the race after starting conservatively.

One of the great things about this race is that supporters can travel in the train and see friends and family during the event.

Sioned Griffiths, Anwen Brown and Mel Morris all had family support.

Harriers' results: 203, David Baugh 2-00.28; 270, Melina Morris 2-05.24; 399, Duncan Jones 2-17.39; 441, Katy Baugh 2-21.58; 490, Sioned Griffiths 2-26.48; 560, Menai Baugh 2-38.28; 624, Anwen Brown 2-52.45.

Tony Wood ran the penultimate fell race in the WFRA North Wales series at Trefriw Mill on Saturday.

Clear weather showed off how stunning the route was, but before taking in the views there was a nice four-mile ascent that had to be tackled.

A mixed bag of terrain saw gravel tracks to moorland, with rocky ascents followed by technical descents.

The route was up and around Llyn Crafnant and Geirionydd, while there was a fast finish following a trail along the gorge back into Trefriw.

Tony's time was 1-58.59.

Mari Wyn Williams ran the Two Hill Forts fell race, starting in Llangynhafal and heading up to Pen y Cloddiau and Moel Arthur.

The event covered 13.6 miles and climbed 2,400 feet.

She found the race fun, but challenging, with sunny and windy conditions.

Mari battled hard with two ladies from Prestatyn and Deestriders, who kept passing each other, but in the end she just couldn’t keep up with them.

She finished as the fifth lady and third in her age group in a time of one hour and 36 minutes.


Southampton: 291, Ian Jones.

Penrhyn: 143, John Llewelyn Thomas.

Pont y Bala: 34, Chris Baldwin.