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Midweek update & results

Joe Brown midweek series – Round 4 – Aber
Problems with the bonding between the sheep and the lambs on the lower slopes following the snow meant we were not allowed in the valley, which necessitated  me finding a alternate course at short notice.
The response following the race was favourable, most probably suiting the road runners but still left a some good route choices for those in the Know. Nathan didn’t have it all his own way finishing only 14 sec ahead of John P,(also 1st 40) while Jake had another amazing run taking the U18 in 10th place with 34.44.
1st 50 was Steve ‘Martin’ Jones 13th, 1st 60  Phil Tan 33rd while Buckley’s  Pete Roberts heard about the tarmac and came along  to take the 70’s by over 4 minutes in 40th. In the ladies the defending champion Lisa finally took her 1st win of the series in 29th, Jill Riley the O40 80th, the O50 Ellie 52nd with Maggie the O60s.
# No race next week but Moel Y Gest the week after @ Porthmadog.  Remember to bring your race numbers with you.
 
Mike.
PS – have had feedback from some runners about the amount of dogs competing last night.  Apart from the fact most of the races are in sheep country they can pose a hazard to other runners so unless they are running for a medical reason please no more.  Thanks.
Here are the results from the first four races.

Midweek update & results

Joe Brown midweek series – Round 4 – Aber
Problems with the bonding between the sheep and the lambs on the lower slopes following the snow meant we were not allowed in the valley, which necessitated  me finding a alternate course at short notice.
The response following the race was favourable, most probably suiting the road runners but still left a some good route choices for those in the Know. Nathan didn’t have it all his own way finishing only 14 sec ahead of John P,(also 1st 40) while Jake had another amazing run taking the U18 in 10th place with 34.44.
1st 50 was Steve ‘Martin’ Jones 13th, 1st 60  Phil Tan 33rd while Buckley’s  Pete Roberts heard about the tarmac and came along  to take the 70’s by over 4 minutes in 40th. In the ladies the defending champion Lisa finally took her 1st win of the series in 29th, Jill Riley the O40 80th, the O50 Ellie 52nd with Maggie the O60s.
# No race next week but Moel Y Gest the week after @ Porthmadog.  Remember to bring your race numbers with you.
 
Mike.
PS – have had feedback from some runners about the amount of dogs competing last night.  Apart from the fact most of the races are in sheep country they can pose a hazard to other runners so unless they are running for a medical reason please no more.  Thanks.
Here are the results from the first four races.

Marathon News

WELSH MARATHON TITLE FOR ALUN
Alun Vaughan paced his run to perfection on his Marathon debut to clock a superb time of 2:24:12 in The Virgin London Marathon and clinch the Welsh Marathon Championships which was incorporated into the event. Alun became Eryri’s 4th Welsh Marathon title winner after: 1988 Tegid Roberts 2.26.45. 1999 Emlyn Roberts 2.41.13. (Emlyn has a full set of medals 1 Gold. 1 Silver and 2 Bronze!) & 2006 Chris Thorne 2.52.18. Alun was the 7th British athlete to finish overall.
Rob Samuel meanwhile had another frustrating run at London after suffering recently with a chest infection which severly hampered his training for the event, Rob still dug in to clock 2.38.16 which is still a good time considering he could not even run 2 weeks ago!
Next in was Arwel Lewis whose foot problem returned at a very impromtu moment early on into the race, still, just pleased to finish in a time of 3.03.24 followed by Bryn Williams 3.05.52. Tim Watson 3.18.06. Rob Barber 3.37.17. Dave Kirkby 4.28.10 and Alwyn Williams 4.37.00.
 
 
Note: The final race of the Borders Road Running League 2012/13 Season takes place at Wrexham this Wednesday evening at 7:15pm. Contact Arwel Lewis for further details: 07772302411.
 
Cheers,
 
Arwel.

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Round 3 – Joe Brown Midweek Series

Round 3 – Joe Brown Midweek Series

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Another great turnout, over 90 runners and 21 of them ladies, well done girls. The word had spread about the steepness of the course and a few top names were noticeably absent allowing the good climbers / descenders to come into their own.

 

From my vantage point on the climb Math and the Doc at it hammer and tongs, Math coming in to win in 26.32, the Doc 26.50 ahead of a close finish between Aled Edwards 27.42, Matt F 27.48 and Gwyn Owen 27.55. 1st 40 was Paul Jenks 6th while a sprint finish saw Jake hold off Mabon by 3 sec to take the U18s (10th & 11th ).

 

A new name on the scene was Menai’s Cai Linton taking the U16 in 14th, Jeremy took the 50′s in 28th, Clive the  60′s in 33rd while Emyr took the 70′s in 73rd. In the ladies a surprise win went to F40 Sarah Barnwell following a storming descent 34th in 35.05, Lisa having to settle for 2nd once again, 37th in 35.28, Ellie 1st 50 in 52nd while Maggie took the 60s in 82nd.

 

As a footnote on one of my favourite races I passed 16 runners on the descent and still only managed 3rd 60, must try harder!

 

In the Caernarfon Tyres Junior Champs over 30 again, Twm Owen  & Kyla Cain taking the U8′s, Iolo Jones & Beth McEacthern the U10′s,  Ollie Wilde & Jodie Cain the U12;s while  Keiran Forrest took the U14′s.

 

Thanks to all those who turned out to run and help which made it all run smoothly and we were able to donate £30. to the local charities.

 

Mike

Eryri make some noise in the Silent Valley

Following a year’s hiatus, the Eryri bandwagon was back over the water at a slightly adventurous Silent Valley fell race in Northern Ireland – round 1 of the British champs.

As a result of heavy snow the second half of the route was changed which meant a glorious and ‘extremely runnable’ track section was included – much to the pleasure of a number of Eryri road lovers! Despite this the route still managed to take in a good 10 miles with around 1200 metres of ascent over some of the roughest fell running terrain in Europe, made all the more interesting by enormous snow patches!

There were a commendable 16 Eryri starters of the 180 strong field, who were brilliantly lead home by 1991 British fell champ, Pedol Peris and Welsh 1000metre record holder Gavin Bland – winning in 1hrs 43mins. First Eryri man home was back to form Rich Roberts finshing in 24th in 1.54.42, he was closely followed by Math Roberts in 25th in 1.55.19. Sam Smith had lead Math for most of the race but was caught on the final descent to finish in 30th in 1.56.49, with Matt Fortes close behind in 38th in 2.00.20. John Rowley, running his first champs race was next home in 43rd in 2.01.41, a mere 7 seconds ahead of Martin Cliffe in 44th. Johnny Moore finished just ahead of Adam Haynes, in 60th and 65th respectively. Dylan Wynn Jones was next home – enjoying the runnable route in 88th in 2.19 with Arwel Lewis and Trefor Jones having a close race to finish in 123rd and 127th, a mere 28 seconds separating the two. Jo Moore was the final Eryri finisher and the only Eryri lady in 2.48 and 13th lady vet 40. Jackie Lee and Rory O’Donnell unfortunately didn’t finish the race due to differing forms of illness.

………..the story doesn’t end here though. After approximately 2 hours of running, the heavens opened, the mist came down and the gales blew in. With all Eryri runners in bar one members were became worried as to the location of Dils Rowlands. After 3 hours and 30 minutes of running and with only 2 runners remaining on the hill it became apparent that Rowlands had hit trouble. News came from the mountain rescue that Rowlands was at the last checkpoint suffering with hypothermia. Thanks go out to the Mourne Mountains Mountain rescue team for looking after Dils and managing to get him back down to the finish at Silent Valley after 6 hours on the hill with him fully recovered.

As per usual a few drinks were consumed in the evening at Northern Ireland’s version of the Berlin Love Parade at O’Hares in Newcastle.

Math Roberts.

Midweek Series lastest report – Foel Lus

Midweek Series latest report – Foel Lus


Joe Brown Midweek Series
Race 2 – Foel Lus

 

Well how about that then, 5.55pm, not a soul in sight; 6.55 and it was like the New York subway in rush hour. By the time I had registered the last runner I was considering making Petzels part of the kit, but we scraped by in the end.
A record 119 runners set off up the hill hotly pursued by 30+ juniors , last year’s winner and U18 record holder Colwyn Bay’s Nathan Jones setting the pace from Math Roberts and Russell Bentley. Russell took the lead near the summit safely negotiating the Cresta Run to win in 22.55, ahead of Nath (now a senior) 23.15 while Math, still feeling the effects of the Barcelona Marathon in his legs was 3rd in 24.17.
First v40 was John Parkinson, 6th in 25.05, 1st v50 Arwel 30th in 29.10, 1st v60 Phil Tan, 51st in 31.47 while an outstanding run by the Bay’s Jake G took the U18 in 14th in 27.00.
In the ladies race Bronwen Jenkinson continues to show no respect for her elders, winning in a new U16 record of 30.00, 35th overall in 30.00, ahead of Lisa Grantham 37th in 30.33, while Ali Thomas took 3rd & 1st F40 in 31.56 (52nd). The F50 win, after spending 2 hours clearing a path through the snow, was race organiser Ellie Salisbury, 61st in 33.21, while Maggie Oliver took the F60 in 111th in 40.30.
The consensus of opinion was that the course was definitely slower because of the snow but was safely negotiated by all. Full results will be on display at Pen Dinas next week but could be available sooner, watch this space.
Thanks to all those who helped on the night and the shops in Pen who donated the prizes allowing £30 to be donated to Team Dolly.

 

 

 

Mike Blake,
Series Coordinator.

Midweek Series – Race 1

Midweek Series – Race 1


Joe Brown Midweek Series

 

Race 1 – Moel Tryfan

 

Well at least everybody found the big rock, I hadn’t moved it since Saturday and the race was run in the best conditions since its inauguration.

 

Well done to Gwyn Owen making a rare appearance on the mountain winning in 18.24 ahead of John Rowley in 18.41 and Aled Edwards in 18.52.

 

John Parkinson took the v40 and 4th in 19.02, Pennine’s Dave Soles took v50 and 12th in 20.59.
Mabon Llyr was 1st u16 and 25th in 22.02, Phil Tan was1st v60 and 40th in 23.56, while Emyr Davies took the v70 and 62nd in 26.08.

 

In the Ladies the star of the night was young Bronwen Jenkinson. Ahead of her dad until he threatened to cut her pocket money (tro nesaf Paul!), Bronwen came to win overall in a new U16 record of 22.22, 26th, ahead of Chester Tri’s Lisa Grantham 29th in 22.34 and Cybi’s Michaela Owen 37th in 23.35.
Kath Broatch set a new L40 record of 24.06 in 41st, Ellie Salisbury a new LV50 record in 25.42 and 54th, while Maggie Oliver took the LV60, 91st in 31.19.

 

Thanks to all the helpers. It got cold towards the end, and Pauline and her family at Fron School, still threatened with closure, warmed everybody up with the panads.

 

In the Caernarfon Tyres Junior Championship 35 turned up all looking splendid in their new designer bibs, full results will be on display at the next race.

 

Next race – Foel Lus – Tues 9th April.