IN Denbigh Harriers' penultimate club summer handicap race, John Llywelyn Thomas ran to victory again.

He improved his time by three minutes and beat the handicapper’s formula.

Second was Ron Birch during the week of his 81st birthday and in third place was Diane Roberts.

The fastest woman over the course was Emma Collins in 22.19 and the fastest man was Tony Wood in 19.21.

The title is wide open this year with the prospect of an exciting final race in October where the final positions will be decided.

Results: 1, John Llewelyn Thomas 30.18; 2, Ron Birch 36.39; 3, Diane Roberts 35.36.

There were six Denbigh Harriers who competed in the Lake Vyrnwy half marathon on Sunday in a high class field and with perfect conditions.

Emma Collins, who was first in her age category, and Mel Morris, with a big personal best, continued their strong summer of running.

The first Harrier home was Owen Conry in preparation for the Minneapolis Marathon in October.

There was a strong run from Mat Jones, while Bob Neale had a great time to finish high up in his age category.

Carys Davies shows great signs on improvement with yet another good run at the half marathon distance.

Harriers' results: 149, Owen Conry 1-29.08; 259, Emma Collins (1st F55) 1-36.48; 271, Melina Morris (pb) 1-38.01; 284, Mathew Jones 1-38.41; 476, Bob Neale 1-47.02; 566, Carys Davies 1-51.41.

Jess Jones was the only Harrier in the 2019 Midland Tapas Beaumaris Coast 2 Castle 10K on a very undulating course, finishing in 1-13.01.

In the half marathon version of the race, Ian Jones had even more hills to cope with, but ran strongly to finish well up the field.

10k: 195, Jessica Jones 1-13.01.

Half marathon: 65, Ian Jones 2-08.07; 92, Lisa Dafydd 2-33.06.

Rachel Jones ran the Great North Run and she was raising money for a charity fighting corticobasal degeneration disease.

Rachel, who only joined the club six months ago, had a great run in the very crowded race to finish in 2-14.34.

Parkrun results:

Conwy: 17, Philip Hayes 21.00; 213, Ruth Crowther 33.00; 323, Sally Smith 59.28; 325, John Llewelyn Thomas 59.29.

Newborough Forest: 57, Joseph Welch 27.06.