FIVE Denbigh Harriers made the trip down to Brecon on Saturday as part of the North Wales team in the inter-regional cross country championships.

Conditions were dry on the day with no wind to contend with.

The course consisted of laps of small short hills and lots of tight turns on the playing fields of Brecon High School.

The turnout for the men and women’s North Wales teams was disappointing, with no full teams on the day, but the Harriers all had good runs and enjoyed the experience.

The women, on a course of 3.65 miles, were led home by Melina Morris in 26.29 (41st out of 137) followed by Emma Collins in 26.51 (48th) with Sioned Griffiths finishing in 28.47 (78th).

The men, on a longer course of just under six miles, had strong runs in an extremely competitive field with Glen Price the first Harrier home in 37.04 (107th out of 171) with Owen Conroy finishing in 40.11 (144th).

There was a good turnout of Harriers at the Penmaenmawr fell race on Saturday, with excellent times and placings on what is a tough 10.5-mile course.

Three Harriers picked up category prizes on the day.

Results: 9, Tony Wood 1-22.29; 20, Brett Jones (2nd M45) 1-28.39; 39, David Baugh (1st M60) 1-39.04; 44, Katy Baugh 1-41.04; 67, Peter Lester-Owen 1-51.38; 75, Kate Wilson 1-53.18; 85, Mike Hobday 1-55.02; 103, Clair Atterbury 2-04.03; 106, Menai Baugh (3rd F60) 2-05.57.

The ever popular Conwy Half Marathon was also well attended by Denbigh Harriers on Sunday, again with excellent results. Eleanor Ashcroft was the first Harrier home in an excellent time of 1-37.32, finishing 223rd overall.

Mari Williams and Rachel Evans ran the race together, with both finishing 1-54.09 for 699th and 700th place respectively.

Dawn Marshall brought the Harriers home in a fantastic personal best of 2-06.34, finishing 1,052nd overall.

Joseph Welch also took part as a pacer, bringing the sub 1-30 group in at 1-29.53.