AFTER two interrupted weekends of running, it was a relief for many Denbigh Harriers to get out and about.

The Rhyl 10-mile race on Saturday still presented some difficult conditions, mainly from the wind, making the mainly out-and-back course a challenge.

In this event, which was also a North Wales Championship race, there was a wonderful run from Catherine Tudor Jones to finish as fifth woman overall in one hour and 12 minutes.

She was the second F35 in the championships.

Hot on her heels with another excellent run was Emma Collins.

She was sixth - and the winner of the F55 category - in one hour and 14 minutes.

Carys Davies was the 22nd lady in 1-21, which was enough for an excellent third in the F40 category.

Fred Jones had a strong run to finish as the second M65 in 1-24, while Lisa Pope was the 49th lady in 1-29.

Four Harriers braved Moel Famau from the Cilcain side in the Clwydian Sheeptracks Fell Race on Sunday.

Weather conditions were atrocious at the start of the race up Moel Famau, with rain and fog on the way up.

There was snow at the top of the gully and a biting wind on the way down and around to Moel Arthur, where to everyone's delight, the sun made a very welcome appearance.

Tony Wood admirably ran and completed the 32km in a very decent time of 3-40, arriving back at Cilcain with a smile on his face.

In the shorter 21km event, David Baugh had a very good race, running with Tony Wood for some of the way until the latter's strength and youth allowed him to pull away.

David finished in a time of 2-56 in fourth place.

Menai and Katy Baugh ran the shorter course together in 3-20, with Menai holding off the other contenders to win her age category comfortably.

In similar conditions there was a strong turnout of Denbigh Harriers in Ruthin for the 10k and 5k races.

In the 10k, Shaun Hughes ran an excellent time of 35.04 to finish as runner-up to a very high class opponent.

Mel Morris was the fourth female with an outstanding personal best of 44.14 in the conditions.

This gave her the third F40 prize.

In the 5k race, it was wonderful to see Jeff Jones win the M60 category with a personal best of 27.07 after his successful cross country season. The evergreen Ron Birch was the winner of the M80 category, finishing with a mass of runners less than half his age in 37.14.

Other Harriers' results:

10k: 37, Mari Williams 46.21; 42, Carys Davies 47.29; 59, Bob Neale 50.11; 64, Rhianwen Davies 50.53; 71, Ian Jones 51.22; 82, Mark Jones 53.05; 98,

Chris Baldwin 55.42; 204, Jessica Jones 1-23.58; 205, Dawn Marshall 1-23.58.

5k: 98, Gillian Jones 41.00; 99, Sara Leverett 41.00.

Conwy parkrun: 30, Duncan Jones 23.29; 181, John Llewelyn Thomas 58.10.