ABERGELE Harriers recorded great times at three different North Wales events and two parkruns in the past fortnight.

Wednesday, July 20 was “Race the Train” in Caernarfon, where runners are transported to the start on a steam engine, then race back the 5k route to Caernarfon before the train comes back.

For the Harriers, Darren Blazier finished 22nd (18:24, fourth V50); and Rachel Shipley came 30th (18:58, third senior female).

Sunday, July 24 was the 2022 Helena Tipping 10k race in Wrexham; a great course for PBs, but the course does have a sting in the finish with a slight uphill finale.

James Yarwood, back from his holidays, was 18th (34:00, seventh senior male).


Plenty of cause for celebration for Abergele Harriers

And Sunday, July 31 in Holyhead was with Holyhead Breakwater five-mile race, incorporating the North Wales Five Mile Championships.

Abergele Harriers had three runners: Darren Blazier (16th, 31:52, third V50 and gold in North Wales Championships); Rachel Shipley (17th, 31:56, third lady overall, silver North Wales Champs); and Simon Bonfield (42nd, 35:14).

Parkrun results:

Conwy parkrun: 2nd James Yarwood (16:58, only one second behind the winner); 22nd Andrew Mercer (21:44); 163rd Anthony Howe (33:22); 197th Margaret Williams (43:41).

Nova Prestatyn parkrun: 60th Claudia Smith (29:12).