VICTORIA Whitehead was the only Denbigh Harrier competing at the Senior Moel Eilio fell race on Saturday.

However, she took the opportunity to catch up with friends from other clubs such as Buckley and Prestatyn.

There was a great atmosphere with over 200 runners taking part due to it being an inter-counties championships race, which made the start very crowded!

It was a hot, sunny steep climb out of Llanberis, taking in the summits of Moel Eilio, Foel Goch, Foel Gron and Moel Cynghorion before a vertical drop down to the finish at Maesgwm.

With just over 3,000 feet of climbing and covering eight miles, it was a toughie!

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Victoria had a great run and came in 51st overall and the first F40 in a time of 1-49.16.

Two junior Denbigh Harriers also ran a 1k fell race at Moel Eilio on Saturday as part of the junior series.

Ifan Wood had a brilliant run, finishing second in his age group, with Saoirse McDonnell also having a terrific run to claim second in her age group.

It was a warm day for the Bespoke Llangollen 10k trail race on Sunday.

Shaun Hughes had a strong run, leading from the start and finally finishing third overall in 38.19.


Denbighshire Free Press: Peter Lester-Owen at the Llangollen 10kPeter Lester-Owen at the Llangollen 10k


Peter Lester-Owen also ran this lovely fast run down the canal with a couple of tough hilly fields halfway, finishing in 69th and the fourth V60 in a great time of 53.13.

Sunday morning also saw Out-fit’s Two Lakes Trail races at Brenig.

Twice postponed from 2020 due to Covid, there were slightly fewer runners than originally entered, with most opting for the half-marathon rather than the 10k.

The 5k was a mix of individual and canicross runners.

The only Denbigh Harrier was Chris Baldwin, who had a great race in the 5k, finishing sixth overall in a time of 27.53 and the first individual over the finishing line.

Over in Snowdonia, Iwan Evans set off on the Snowdon Skyline Copper Skyrace, racing around Yr Wyddfa, taking in the peaks of yr Aran, Lliwedd and the Miners path up Snowdon.

The race was 15 miles in distance with around 5,750 feet of elevation. 

Iwan ran a fantastic race in scorching weather to come home in second place overall in a time of three hours and 15 minutes.


Denbighshire Free Press: Iwan Evans receives his prizeIwan Evans receives his prize


Parkrun results:

Kingston: 96, Sian Pritchard 24.58.

Chester: Tony Benton 24.02.

Prestatyn: 11, Simon Nixon 22.27; 14, Duncan Jones 22.59.

Greenfield Valley: 42, Sarah Bayliss 31.50.