Fell Relays 2013 – Situation Vacant

Afternoon all,

Its still seems a long way off yet but the Relays will be here before we know it.

There are a surprisingly small group of club members involved in organising the event and we are always looking out for helpers.  Maggie Oliver is managing marshals, so get your name on her list.

I have a need for a person to take on one particular task, and that is to be in charge of… Rubbish!

Gwynedd County Council have very kindly agreed to supply us with special bins for refuse and recycling, and they will be strategically placed around the arena which will be managed overall by Stuart McDonald.  We just need someone to manage this one small aspect on behalf of Stu.  If you can help please get in touch by replying with a comment below.




Cwm Pennant – details amended

Race route and details amended.

This is a behemoth of a race and a first running of any event in the magical valley of Cwm Pennant.

The race measures in at 17 miles with 5500ft of climbing.  This will be a serious undertaking for the majority of athletes so come prepared.  The going is rough in parts, navigation could be very tricky in low cloud and water is scarce on the route.

This is sheep country so absolutely no dogs! Park as instructed on arrival. There will be tea / coffee, cakes and refreshments available at the hostel before and after the race as well as changing facilities with the River Dwyfor nice and close for a post race dip.

As the race entry form stipulates you need to have completed in two category A / B  Long races or at least two category AM races beforehand. Come prepared with full kit and possibly a spare water bottle.

Marshals also required – contact organiser asap.

Race Route Description:  Pedol Cwm Pennant race description and check points

Pedol Cwm Pennant official map



Math Roberts, Organiser – 07776 298898 or email

Midweek Report after 3Hills

Hottest race to date, not a midge in sight and strategic recruiting of marshals by organiser Paul Jenks meant that John P ended up on a top instead of breaking Paul’s V40 record!  In the race, 1st win in the series for John Rowley, ahead of Matt Fortes (4th in the long 1000m race on Saturday), 1st 40 for Craig, while Jake G produced another amazing run taking the U/18 in 4th ahead of Menai’s Cai Hinton 1st U/16 in 5th.


In the ladies, defending champion Lisa G took the win in 16th, Sarah B taking 2nd and 1st F40 in 29th. Ellie and Maggie taking 50 and 60. Quick mention about Gary “a glutton for punishment” Porter-Jones, 3 races in four days, no TV in your house Gary?


Donation from this race goes to the same as Orme, the Chrysalis Trust. And thanks to those who helped out again. A couple of marshals needed for Y Garn next Tuesday evening, let JP (drjohn@backofbeyond.co.uk) or Mike know if you can help.

Midweek Series 2013 after Pen 3Hills



Yetholm and Welsh 1000m report

Yetholm, British Championships, Round 2.


A strong field of 231 runners took part in Saturdays second instalment of the British championship up at the classic sounding Yetholm fell race in Southern Scotland.


Once again there was a stomping performance from Eryri traveller and thoroughbred Martin Cliffe, finishing in a superb 24th overall in 1.10.46 and 7th vet 40 on the day whilst also pipping Mercia’s Paul Jones! Jackie Lee was next Eryri finisher, Jackie finished 4th lady and 60th overall in 1.18.11. Arwel Lewis was next home finishing in 87th in 1.21.55 with Jo Moore home in 165th overall in 1.37.40.


Welsh 1000 metres


There was an incredible win for living running legend and former Eryri machine, Colin Donnelly, now a vet 50 at the full race at the Welsh 1000 metres on Saturday. It sounds as if Colin set off steadily reeling in the set of Eryri pacesetters on the terrible climb up the Pyg track. Donnelly took his umpteenth 1000metres victory in 4hrs 4minutes and 32 seconds, a full 2 minutes ahead of any other pretenders! Matt Fortes was first Eryri man home finishing in 4th in 4.15.30, soon followed by the Doc, Sam Smith in 7th in 4.23.07. Adrian Williams had a brilliant run to take 2nd vet 40 on the day and finished in 11th overall in 4.42.29. Tim Watson, fresh from a good run at Jura a few weeks back was next home in 21st in 4.58 with Emlyn Roberts in 36th in 5.17. Rob Barber was next home in 50th in 5.27 with stalwart Iwan Edgar in 54th in 5.34. Cockney Rebel Jack Scannell finished in 55th in 5.34. Vet 60 Brian Robbings ran well to finish in 73rd in 6.10. Claire Dallimore was first Eryri lady on the day finishing in 76th in 6.16 with Alwyn Williams finishing in 100th in 7.47.


In the mountaineers race, i.e. the full route completed by walkers, it was a big victory for Paul Hodges, finishing in 5hrs 41mins and hence finishing a hell of a lot quicker than some of the runners.


In the short fell race from Ogwen to the summit of Wyddfa there was glory for Llanberis’ Ed Harmer taking his first ever race victory. Ed took the win in 2hrs 00mins and 45 seconds. Gary Porter-Jones was next home in 2.08 in 4th. There was a tight four horse battle between 12th and 15th as Kate Worthington pipped Ali Thomas (new vet 40 course record), Emily Wood and Mike Blake (new vet 60 course record). Mike took 1st vet 60, Ali 1st lady vet 40, Emily 2nd lady vet 40 and Kate 2nd lady overall. Ian Blakemore was next home in 18th, with a welcome return to racing for Jim Bennell in 29th, with Maggie Oliver lacerating the ladies vet 60 field to finish in 30th. Sheila Bennell was another happy Eryri finisher in 34th.


Math Roberts