Monthly Archives: May 2013

WFRA Champs

WFRA Championships and Series.

 

The latest WFRA Welsh Championships and North Wales Series Tables are available to view on www.wfra.org.uk. Prizes will be awarded to the first 3 in most age categories at the end of the Champs / Series. To be eligible for a prize / award you must be a paid up member of WFRA by 31st May.
North Wales Series – Ras Yr Aran in March was cancelled due to heavy snowfall. This race will be replaced by Clwydian Hills on Sunday 3rd November. This will now be the final race in the  Series. Presentations for NWS will follow the Clwydian Hills race.

Thanks,

Ross

Weekend Mountain Report

Moel Eilio

Ali Moel Eilio

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A bumper 36 Eryri Harriers took part in yesterday’s Moel Eilio fell race from Llanberis. Amongst those 36 was race winner Rich Roberts of Welshpool, taking the win in 1.06.21. Bethesda and Ambleside’s Hugh O’Donnell managed to overtake Eryri’s John Rowley on the descent off Cynghorion to finish in 3rd with John in 4th in 1.12.49 and also first local runner home. 9 of the next 10 finishers were Eryri runners, these included John Parkinson who came home a mere 6 seconds behind John in 5th and 2nd male vet 40. Chris Near had 7 seconds on a rapidly improving Johnny Moore to take 3rd vet 40. Abererch’s Iwan Edgar ran well to take 2nd vet 50 in 19th in 1.23 with Brian Robbins first vet 60 in 50th in 1.40. In the ladies Rebekah Newstead took the victory in 1.29.41 with Eryri’s Ali Thomas having a cracking run to win the ladies vet 40’s and 2nd overall in 1.32.36. Megan Hughes was less than a minute behind Ali taking 3rd lady overall. Ellie Salisbury regained the female vet 50’s in 1.44.55 with the hard working Maggie Oliver reeling in the female vet 60’s in 1.56.06.
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Bluebell Run / Run for the Wild

 
Less than 24 hours after Moel Eilio Rich Roberts was once again in action, this time finishing in 2nd to Tim Davies at the Run for the Wild. As ever Rich was wearing his bumblee bee costume for this race!
 
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Fairfield Horseshoe, Rydal, Lake DistrictRich Run for the Wild

 
Over in Cumbria there were 5 Eryri runners amongst the 500 or so finishers in the classic Fairfield Horseshoe 10 miler which was an English Championship counter in this years championships. The race was won by Pudsey and Bramley’s Rob Hope and Bingley’s Vic Wilkinson. Math Roberts was first Eryri man home in 29th with Martin Cliffe soon following in 46th with Dils Rowlands in 311th. In the ladies Jackie Lee finished just ahead of Jo Moore, both squeezing in the top 300.
Math Roberts 29th 1.26.27
Martin Cliffe 46th 1.29.33
Jackie Lee 268th 2.00.22
Jo Moore 294th 2.03.43
Dils Rowlands 311th 2.06.34
Math Roberts, Mountain Secretary

 

Marshals needed

Are you able to assist with marshaling on Saturday 1st June?

The Welsh 1000m Race urgently needs more marshals.  If you can help please contact Mike Blake on 07778 145144.

Marshals needed

Are you able to assist with marshaling on Saturday 1st June?

The Welsh 1000m Race urgently needs more marshals.  If you can help please contact Mike Blake on 07778 145144.

Tick alert!!!

All off-road runners be aware, following Tuesday’s Midweek Series race at Moel y Gest some runners have reported have ticks attached to their legs.

 

All participants are recommended to check themselves for the presence of ticks and take action to remove them. The best method is simply to pull the tick out with tweezers as close to the skin as possible, without twisting, and avoiding crushing the body of the tick or removing the head from the tick’s body.

 

Ticks can pass on Lyme disease to humans which can have serious consequences. See Lyme disease for further info.

 

It's not all about the winning

“It’s not all about the winning”
A record 71 adults arrived at Moel y Gest on tuesday on a balmy evening following a hot day. The epitome of the sport was underlined when Tring AC’s John Millen and Keith “Tan” Williams came across Ashley “Marathon Des Sables” Wager with a badly sprained ankle. Forfeiting their own chances, they proceeded to carry Ashley off to a waiting vehicle before continuing on to arrive back at the finish to a round of applause and an Easter egg each.  20130507_200155

 

 

In the race, Math made it five Moel y Gest wins in successive years in 33:39 from Ifan Richards and John Rowley, while John Parkinson broke the M40 record in 5th place, Steve P Jones taking the 50s in 8th. First u/18 was Mabon Llyr (13th) and first M60 was Mike Blake (37th) and first 70th Emyr Davies (44th) – all of us setting new records. Sam Hughes won the u/16 (49th) – sorry I missed you out at the prize giving, present it iou at the Great Orme. In the ladies, Bronwen Jenks continues to rule the roost setting an outright record overall 22nd in 44:16 ahead of Kath Broach 1st 40 in 33rd, Ellie Salisbury 1st 50 in 45th, Nicky Maysmore 1st senior lady 47th and Maggie oliver 1st 60 in 66th.Three runners missing from the results list: Glyn Griffiths, Barney Broatch, Richard Bourne – let me (01286 831115) or JP  know where you finished.

 
In the Caernarfon Tires Junior Series, Sion Jones and Catrin Donnelly won the U/14s, Oliver wild and Non Hughes won the u/12s, Jack Cain and Beth McEahern won the u/10s and Kyla Cain was the winner of the u/8s. Well done to all.
 
Report by Mike Blake

It’s not all about the winning

“It’s not all about the winning”
A record 71 adults arrived at Moel y Gest on tuesday on a balmy evening following a hot day. The epitome of the sport was underlined when Tring AC’s John Millen and Keith “Tan” Williams came across Ashley “Marathon Des Sables” Wager with a badly sprained ankle. Forfeiting their own chances, they proceeded to carry Ashley off to a waiting vehicle before continuing on to arrive back at the finish to a round of applause and an Easter egg each.  20130507_200155

 

 

In the race, Math made it five Moel y Gest wins in successive years in 33:39 from Ifan Richards and John Rowley, while John Parkinson broke the M40 record in 5th place, Steve P Jones taking the 50s in 8th. First u/18 was Mabon Llyr (13th) and first M60 was Mike Blake (37th) and first 70th Emyr Davies (44th) – all of us setting new records. Sam Hughes won the u/16 (49th) – sorry I missed you out at the prize giving, present it iou at the Great Orme. In the ladies, Bronwen Jenks continues to rule the roost setting an outright record overall 22nd in 44:16 ahead of Kath Broach 1st 40 in 33rd, Ellie Salisbury 1st 50 in 45th, Nicky Maysmore 1st senior lady 47th and Maggie oliver 1st 60 in 66th.Three runners missing from the results list: Glyn Griffiths, Barney Broatch, Richard Bourne – let me (01286 831115) or JP  know where you finished.

 
In the Caernarfon Tires Junior Series, Sion Jones and Catrin Donnelly won the U/14s, Oliver wild and Non Hughes won the u/12s, Jack Cain and Beth McEahern won the u/10s and Kyla Cain was the winner of the u/8s. Well done to all.
 
Report by Mike Blake

Weekend Race Reports – updated

Llangynhafal Loop: (full results not yet in so only a brief report)
 
A big turnout of over 130 runners in yesterday’s Llangynhafal Loop over in the Clwydian Hills. Mercia’s Tim Davies took the win but it was down to Martin Cliffe to once again take the crown of first Eryri runner home. Cliffe cantered home in 6th overall and 4th vet 40 in 41.10. Martin’s partner Jo Moore ran well to finish 6th lady but 2nd lady vet 40 in 53.37 with Ellie Salisbury 3rd lady vet 50 and Maggie Oliver first lady vet 60.
 Rich R
Red Kite Trail Race, Nant yr Arian:
 
97 runners took on the lengthier Red Kite Trail race on Saturday down in Nant yr Arian – now at half marathon distance. There was an impressive win for Colwyn Bay AC’s Nathan Jones in 1.22.43 with Eryri’s Rich Roberts doing well to finish in 2nd – only a week after competing in the Yorkshire 3 Peaks! Rich finished in 1.24.08. Ben Beachell was next Eryri man home in 13th in 1.38.22 with Paul Jenks – who’d have loved this fast and runnable course! – doing well to finish in 1.49.55.
Ras y Diafol
Following 2nd place for Eryri’s Richard Roberts at Saturday’s Ras y Barcud Coch at Nant y Arian there was further Eryri success in the longer Ras y Diafol. This time it was Llanrug’s journeyman Dyfed Whiteside-Thomas who ran excellently to finish in 2nd place in 2hrs and 6mins, just 5mins down on Aberystwyth’s Bulgarian Gancho Slavov. Iwan Edgar was next Eryri man home and 1st vet 55 in 16th in 2.31.
DyfedRasDiafol
Math Roberts

 

Dave Husband

3/5/13

Dave’s funeral took place this afternoon with a service at Betws Garmon, followed by a committal at Bangor Crematorium.

The club was represented by past and present members and a donation was made to the RNLI.

 

Many members will have known Dave Husband, one time club member and regular supporter of various outdoor pursuits, including local fellraces, for which he happily gave up his time to assist with marshaling.  Dave was a regular up at Bwlch Y Saethau, marshaling for the Peris Horseshoe Race.

 

Dave died whilst kayaking off Anglesey, participating in one of the outdoor sports he loved.

 

Our thoughts and best wishes go to his family.

The Funeral will be at 2.00 pm in Betws Garmon church on Friday 3rd May followed by a cremation in Bangor at 3.00 pm.

SMR – Sunday 5th May

10.30am Sunday 5th May – Capel Curig Car park behind Joe Brown

 

Route onto Glyderau, taking in Craig yr Ogof and Foel Goch (the peak East of Llyn Caseg Fraith), return same route. 

About 2 hours at easy pace – with option of faster runners continuing on to Glyder Fach.

If car park full possible to Park on verge W of Plas y Brenin by Llyn Mymbyr with 5 minute jog along path to start of run.

 

Trefor