Abergele Harriers came away from the annual Rhyl Run Festival with an impressive clutch of medals.

The three race event incorporated the 5k North Wales Championships for Welsh Athletics and Abergele Harriers came away three gold, two sdlver and a bronze medal in a fantastic set of results.

Darren Blazier was 12th 18:26 (gun times) 3rd MV45 in open race, silver in North Wales Championships; Steven McCormack 17th 19:03, 5th SM in open race, bronze in North Wales Championships; Tim Cahill 18th 19:17, 1st MV55, gold in North Wales Championships; Sean McCormack 22nd 19:31, 2nd MV55, silver in North Wales Championships; Simon Bonfield 26th 19:57, 5th MV45; Katie Bonfield 56th, 25:35, 1st FV35, gold in North Wales Championships; Chris Birch 60th 26:29, 1st FV70, gold in North Wales Championships; 142 runners finished.

In the 10k race Lorraine Nesbitt also had a fantastic race finishing 70th 56:58 and 1st FV50; 183 runners took part.

Earlier in the week on Tuesday, June 18, was the Ras Fawr Llandogged 12.5k race, sadly missing from the racing calendar last year, this year it returned earlier in the season and Abergele Harriers Darren Blazier finished 2nd overall in 49:22 closely followed by Darren Battersby 56:16; 16th Rachel Shipley 60:25 and first lady to finish; 23rd Grahame Shone 68:49.

Saturday, was the Meerbrook 15k race, Abergele Harrier Rachel Shipley was taking part as part of the North Wales Team, Rachel, finished 20th lady in 1:14:22 (gun time), 255 runners took part.

Wednesday, June 19 was the club’s annual handicap race, this year taking place in Rhyl near the Pont Y Ddraig bridge, finishing with a meal at the Mayquay, the task this year set again by Sean McCormack was to run 2 miles and then 4 kilometres in the same time, with no watch or GPS to help, running towards Kinmel Bay in one direction then toward Rhyl Sky tower the other, Anthony Howe won the men’s race with Lucy Curtis winning the ladies race, lots of fun along the way with glorious sunshine, finishing with a hearty meal in the Mayquay and also celebrating club member Keith Tewkesbury’s birthday.

Parkrun: Bolton Parkrun: 37th Anthony Howe, 23:25; Bodelwyddan Parkrun: 20th Grahame Shone 26:20.