ERYRI SUCCESSES AT THE ORIGINAL MOUNTAIN MARATHON
There were numerous Eryri Harriers success stories at the (very wet & windy) OMM UK in the Brecon Beacons last week-end. Chris Near & Tim Higginbottom finished an amazing 5th place in the Elite Class, against a who’s who of international fell-running/adventure racing/orienteering big names. New member Keane Rowlands & his partner, Mark Wright, finished 3rd in the D Class, while Judith Jones & Maggie Oliver were very creditable 74th in the Short Score Class, despite Maggie having fallen (numerous times!!) & sustaining an injury on day 1.
Following on from our podium finishes in all 4 mountain marathons we’ve completed this year to date, Adrian Moir & I culminated our successful 2013 season by finishing 1st mixed pair on the Long Score class, & our 23rd overall position, added to our equal first at the Icelandic OMM & 5th overall at OMM France, resulted in our finishing second in the 2013 Combined International OMM Long Score Ranking competition. The prize money just about covered our return flight fares to Reykjavik & Geneva (with a bit left over to buy compeed!)– not a bad way to finish the season!!