Borders Road Running League – Christleton result 16th Dec



The 3rd Fixture in the Borders Road Running League took place at Christleton, nr Chester on Sunday 16th December and despite it being a road race, the course included a 1km section of track which was very muddy with puddles; hence all the 308 competitors finished the event looking as if they had just completed a cross country race!

Amongst them were eleven Eryri Harriers led home once again on the 9.3km course by 5th placed Brendan Rothery in a time of 30:40, followed by Eryri debutant and Bangor University student Daniel Kashi in a very good 8th place in a time of 31:22.  Steffan Sayer having another good run finishing 14th 32:32 followed by Aberystwyth based Jos Jones 47th 35:23. 49th Arwel Lewis 35:28. 109th Dylan Owen 38:09. 123rd Rhys James 38:49. 128th Ashley Wager 39:11. 267th Roy Jardine 48:22. 271st Martin Williams 49:09 and 287th Eryri stalwart; Iorwerth Roberts 51:28.

The race was won by Deeside’s outstanding young athlete Dave Mountford in a fast time of 29:21followed by his club colleague Ricky Challinor 29:59.

Eryri’s men still find themselves in 6th place of the 7 teams in the 1st Division and in the relegation places with four races to go the next race of which is at Birkenhead Park on Sunday 13th January 2013.

Meanwhile; further down the road, Matthew Roberts knocked another 4 seconds off his personal best in finishing 20th in the Telford 10k in a time of 31:25. Matthew was in very good company as the race was won in a very fast time of 29:08 by Andy Baddeley (Harrow/St Mary’s Univ) who is better known for his exploits on the track competing for Great Britain at all the major events usually over the 800 and 1500m distances. Telford was Andy’s first noted 10km race.

Arwel Lewis,

Road Secretary.

Club Xmas Fun Run – Sunday 16th Dec – Update


Eryri Xmas Fun Run

Xmas Fun Run 2012 Full Results

The rain abated for the start of this years run which saw 57 adults and 17 juniors hare off in the direction of the woods.  First back was Colwyn Bay’s Mike Roberts in a new record time of 12.30, with Elizabeth McQueen first girl in 18.48.

In the adults race local boy Bryn Williams was the clear winner by nearly 3 minutes in 36.32, whilst local Miranda Grant took the ladies and 20th overall in 46.49.

Sian Corn had to stand in the injured Sion Corn, and took 65 minutes and 6 seconds.

Thanks again to the marshals and helpers who endured the later rain, all those who made the effort for the fancy dress, and the Victoria Hotel for once again hosting us.

Full results to come soon.


Ellie & Mike.

Cross Country Update

Wrexham Cross Country Report (24/11/12)
Well done to the Eryri stalwarts who turned out for the club at the above event. Thanks to Jos Jones and Joanne Moore who are relative newcomers to running for Eryri in cross country and without whom we would not have had the bare minimum required to score without being penalised!
The women had the necessary four required plus Maggie with a broken wrist and the men had six.
Rob Samuel was first in for the men in overall second place in 29.12, followed by Matt Ward (33.03), Adrian Williams (33.39), Anthony Bethell (34.06), Jos Jones (34.12) and Arwel Lewis (34.18).
The women bunched well with Jenny Heming (21.51), Megan Hughes (22.41), Joanne Moore (22.42), Ellie Salisbury (22.58) and Maggie Oliver (28.36).

The men were third overall on the day but have maintained their large aggregate lead by 270 points in front of Deeside.
The women were fifth but are still second overall and only 17 points behind Colwyn Bay on aggregate.

There will be a minibus going to the next event on 12th January in Telford (Lilleshall). Contact Jenny for details of pick up and times in the New Year. Please come if you can, your club needs you!

Details of forthcoming cross country championships in Builth Wells on Saturday:
Selected athletes have been informed of their selection. Please arrive in plenty of time, your start times are shown below. Any queries phone Jenny Heming 07999 527584 (after 3pm) or email


Welsh Inter-Regional & Masters Cross Country Championships

Car Parking Information

Parking for all, team coaches and spectators will be on the Royal Welsh Showground site, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, LD2 3TY, with access along from the “Little Chef” roundabout at the junction of A483 and A470. See course map.

The event headquarters is at the Jubilee Hall Community Centre.

Changing Accommodation & Toilets
Changing, toilets and showers are available in the block, on the hill just above (150m) the start finish area. Additional toilets are available in the Jubilee Hall Community Centre. Please note: NO SPIKES

Club/Regional Tents
For those groups and regions who wish to bring tents, the area at the rear of the Jubilee Hall Community Centre has been outlined, as it offers access to the course, where announcements can be heard, in addition the presentation area is alongside.

On Site Catering
There will be on site catering, providing a variety of refreshments.

There will a number of large litter bins around the site. Please do not leave any litter on the ground where you have changed or where you have sited your club tent. We must remove ALL litter before we leave on the day. You can help be placing all of your rubbish in one of the bins.

Risk Assessment – Walking the Course before you race
One of the requirements of the event risk assessment is that ALL competitors walk the course before the event. Please arrive early – at least an hour and a half before your race – so that you can walk the course. If you find a hazard, which you consider to be dangerous, please report it to the Event Referee, Mr Derek Willliams.


Welsh Masters Championships
The 2012 Welsh Athletics Masters Cross-Country Championships will be held as part of the Welsh Inter -Regional Championships, which will be hosted by the South Wales region at The Royal Welsh Showground, in Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, Powys (LD2 3TY) on Saturday 8thDecember 2012.

Events shall be confined to competitors who are at least 35 years of age on the day of the race for men and women.

All Master women will compete in a single race over 5150 metres. The event will start at 13.15pm.

There will be three races for Master Men.

For many years, athletes in the M40-69 age groups have competed in the main Masters race.

M70+ categories compete in the shorter race for Master Women. It is intended to continue this practice.

The Men’s 35 – 39 age category will run in the Regional Championship event (running 10,020 metres at 14.40pm), with medals awarded to the first three individuals, whilst for the M40-69 age groups will be over a distance of 8160 metres starting at 11:45am.

11.00 Year 5 Girls 1,000m
11.10 Year 5 Boys 1,000m
11.20 Year 6 Girls 1,000m
11.30 Year 6 Boys 1,000m
11.45 Master Men 8,160m
11.50 U13 Girls 2,420m
12.30 U13 Boys 2,420m
12.40 U15 Girls 3,260m
12.50 U15 Boys 4,100m
13.00 U20 Women 5,100m
13.15 MW & 70M 5,100m
13.40 U17 Men 5,100m
13.50 Senior Women 6,100m
14.15 U20 Men 6,100m
14.30 U17 Women 4,260m
14.40 Senior Men 10,060m

SMR – Sun 9th December – Llyn Elsi Training Trot

Sunday Morning Run – 9th December – 10.30am. Llyn Elsi Training Trot
5 miles. Using most of the popular Llyn Elsi race route (believed last run in 2000).
Start rear of St Marys Church, Betws Y Coed.
Please park at or beyond the railway station car parks to avoid annoying the church service goers and Cotswold shoppers.

This isn’t a race, but the word on the street is that some are going to run as fast as they can.

Your hosts this Sunday – Steve Jones and Craig Jones