SEVEN members of Denbigh Harriers turned out for the Hot-foot up Famau race last Wednesday evening.

This is a tough little fell race and the heat in The Gully was stifling as the runners scrambled up.

There was healthy competition between the younger members of the club with Tony Wood the first Harrier to finish, and eighth overall, in 41.19, closely followed by Dafydd Evans (10th) and Daniel Jones (14th) in 41.57 and 43.43.

Vic Belshaw (17th) was not far behind them, winning the first M60 prize in 45.43.

The much improved Peter Lester-Owen (34th) was next to finish in a great time of 54.56, with Tony Benton (51st) returning from injury finishing in 61.23, and Menai Baugh (52nd) close on his heels, picking up the first F60 prize in 61.30.

Saturday saw a great turnout of Harriers running the Salamon Trail Marathon Wales Half Marathon distance in Coed y Brenin, with fantastic results.

This 13.1-mile race is a great route, mainly on forestry tracks, with climbs totalling 2,000 feet - including the dreaded ‘Sting in the Tail’ towards the end!

Victoria Whitehead was the first Harrier home finishing 103rd in 2-17.50, followed by Lee Evans, running her first trail half, in 132nd in 2-27.25.

David Spencer (168th) and Chris Evans (172nd) had close finishing times of 2-38.23 and 2-39.56, whilst Abigail Louise Swainston (193rd) and Helen Davies (194th) ran together finishing in 2-46.06 and 2-46.07.