In the 4th race of the Borders Road Running League at Birkenhead Park on Sunday 13th January, 8 Eryri Harriers were among the 295 finishers in the fast 4 lap 5.5mile event.
On the plus side, Eryri had 3 runners in the top ten, on the minus side; Eryri only had 8 counters instead of the required 10 therefore acquiring more penalty points against them (600).
In still, cold and dry conditions; Brendan Rothery led the way for Eryri again finishing 4th overall in a time of 29:13, followed by:
6th Daniel Kashi 30:02;
7th and making a welcome return after a knee injury, Chris Evans 30:18;
51st Jos Jones 33:27;
156th and making his Border League debut, Bethel resident Richard Evans 38:12;
213th Christoph Gertler 41:09;
280th Roy Jardine 48:03 and;
285th Iorwerth Roberts 48:03.
Unfortunately, Arwel Lewis only managed one lap before pulling his right hamstring! The race was comfortably won by Deeside’s outstanding young athlete Dave Mountford in a time of 27:27, well clear of club colleague Lee Jones 28:59 with Wrexham’s Daniel Weston 3rd 29:11.
Eryri’s men now find themselves bottom of the 1st Division and in serious danger of relegation with three races to go.
The next Border League race is a bit closer to home at The Anglesey Circuit, Ty Croes on Sunday 3rd February. A 5 mile event around the motor racing circuit.
Road Running Secretary.