A TRIO of Denbigh athletes have been cantering into action.

The Carding Mill Canter was a new one for the three Harriers who took part on Sunday.

This was a Welsh Championships race, but as it was held across the border, many of the runners came from English clubs.

This was graded as an AS race, which means lots of climbing over a short distance.

In this case, it was 1,900 feet of climbing in just 5.1 miles.

There were four hills and a couple of them were very steep, which required using hands in places.

The runners were very lucky with the weather as it was raining before the race and poured down after the finish.

It was a great course with treacherous descents and, of course, those hills.

David Baugh managed to keep his daughter Katy behind him, although he's not sure how long that is going to last for!

Katy finished as the first senior lady and Menai Baugh picked up the second W60 award.

Results: 63, David Baugh 1-00.23; 69, Katy Baugh 1-01.29; 112, Menai Baugh 1-12.15.

Three Denbigh Harriers travelled to Wrexham to take part in the RunWales 10 and 20-mile races.

Although not as wet as previous years, the weather still didn’t know what to do with itself.

The runners were hit by rain, a good few gusts to dry off and then the reward of some sunshine.

The course had enough inclines and country road detours to keep it interesting and the Harriers were rewarded with some good times.

Cary Davies had an excellent run in the 10-miler just a day after running the Nick Beer 10k, showing just how much her strength and speed are growing.

She was the seventh female and the second F40.

Mel Morris and Lisa Pope are both preparing for marathons and they competed in the 20-mile race.

Mel was first Harrier home in a personal best, while Lisa was in her third tough race in as many weekends, showed how ready she is for London.

Harriers' results:

10 miles: 29, Carys Davies 1-20.59 (2nd F40).

20 miles: 96, Mel Morris 2-41.48; 142, Lisa Pope 2-54.40.

Also on Sunday was the ALDI Chester 10k.

Harriers' results: 33, Joe Welch 36.37; 258, Emma Collins 43.49 (1st F55); 2164, Michael James 58.45; 2246, Ieuan Wynne Lewis 59.16 (pb); 2778, Julie Roberts 1-03.20; 2802, Nicola Williams 1-03.32; 2803, Lian Jones 1-03.32; 3398, Eileen Williams 1-09.25; 3401, Christine Smith 1-09.27; 3446, Teleri Roberts 1-09.58.

Vic Belshaw travelled to the Stan Bradshaw Pendle Round on Saturday, which is a long standing classic Pennine fell race of around 10 miles.

He ran well in a high class field, finishing 89th in 1-28.12.

Parkrun results

Bushy Parkrun: 716, Sian Pritchard 27.35.

Nova Prestatyn: 15, Tony Benton 22.23; 21, Victoria Whitehead 23.22 (1st lady); 57, Jon Whitehead 27.14; 167, John Llewelyn Thomas 45.42.