Hutton Roof Crags

For those who don’t fancy the local Y Garn race on the same day organised by our very own Trefor Jones.


Hi there!

I am writing to let you know the details of the Hutton Roof Crags fell

race for 2014.

The event is taking place on Saturday 24th May 2014 and, as usual there

will be the adult race (£6) and junior races (£3) for

under 8s, U10s, U12s, U14s, U16s & U18s on specially designed courses.


I’ve attached a poster with all the details

(a better version for printing can be downloaded from


Please feel free to forward this email to anyone who may be interested.


The contact email address is


Hope to see you on 24th May 2014 at the race famous for cakes!


Best Regards

Eve Simpson


Two places going on N.Ireland DAYTRIP ONLY

Two places are available on the DAYTRIP to Northern Ireland trip on the 29th March. 

There and back same day on minibus with all the girls.  At a push a man might be accepted, as long as he’s well behaved!

If interested contact Mike Blake asap, 07778 145144.


Athlete study

Hello I’m a psychology student at UCLAN. I’m currently doing my dissertation and was wondering if any of your athlete’s would like to take part. I’m researching coach-athlete attachment type and the effects this has on eating psychopathology. I’m looking to see if there is a correlation between negative attachment types (anxious and avoidant) and eating psychopathology. I’m looking for athletes that compete at University 1st team level or other (regional, national, international, county, club) and was hoping you may have some athletes who would want to take part.

If you’re interested please email me back and I can send relevant information to take part in this research.

Regards, Joe.


PS: This requires athletes to complete an online questionnaire only, that should take no longer than 5-10 minutes. Also athletes have to be 18+ just for this particular study.

I know this can be a bit of a nuisance but if you or your athletes take part I’d appreciate this a lot. The whole participant process is quick and simple and should hopefully be beneficially! This research will also be used in a wider study later which is looking at the very important area that is athlete’s and eating disorders. I’d imagine this would be of interest to a lot of coaches and athletes.



Road Racing News

Well, what can I say, two years after the chaos of the Wrexham H/M when some runners ran a shortened, and others a longer route after some high jinks with the race direction arrows, chaos reigned from the start this time due to a marshaling error as runners turned left and right at the first immediate turn not knowing which was the right way?
Only several of the athletes carried on the correct race route to the left while the rest ran an extra km! Arwel Lewis missed out on the chaos at the start, because he missed it!  He was at the back of the field expecting the call for the race start which never came! Arwel also followed and passed most of the field running an extra 1.3k!
Trafford AC’s Tom Charles was one of the lucky ones who ran the correct route (which was still long!) to win the race in a time of 69:47 with Andy Davies (Maldwyn) doing very well, running the extra 1km to finish 2nd in 70:12 with: 3rd Tarus Elly (Salford) 72:26.
Barrow’s Anna Lupton more renowned for her prowess on the mountains and currently training for the Manchester Marathon was the 1st female finisher in a time of 83:21, with Wrexham’s Emma Crowe 2nd in 84:28. Both running the extra km. There were five Eryri Harriers competing who all ran over a km extra than expected! Dyfed Whiteside-Thomas tuning up for the Manchester Marathon finished 52nd overall in a time of 86:29. 79th (2nd MV/55) and charging through the field! Arwel Lewis 89:40. 187th Jonathan Tyler 102:51. 299th Rhian Thomas 116:55 and 386th Jodie Brooks 136:18.
The event was also incorporated the North Wales Half Marathon Championships with Arwel making up for missing out on the start and running an extra 1.3km in winning the MV/55 title.
After all the stormy weather that we have experienced lately, it was a pleasant change to be able to run in calm and sunny conditions, shame about the chaos at the start of the event, surely it can’t happen a third time!!

Cross Country

Cross Country – final report – the results are in!

Well done to everyone who represented the club during this season’s cross country league – results to be proud of!  Big thanks also to Jenks and Arwel for making sure we all got there and back.

Oswestry also gave us some mud, wind and rain to be proud of too – there wasn’t much hanging around, apart from for cakes and prizes! Gritty determination on the day by Craig Jones, Ali Chant (brilliant job in his first ever cross country), Arwel Lewis, Dylan Owen, Steve Jones and Dave Kirkby with a great turnout from the ladies too including Andrea Rowlands, Bronwen Jenkinson, Wendy Trimbel, Becki Law, Megan Hughes, Hayley Turner, Sandra Rowlands, Ellie Salisbury and Helen Blair.

At the end of the cross-country season, here are the overall results….

The ever-strong Don Williams was first M70, Arwel 3rd M55, with the male vets team coming in at an impressive 3rd in the league overall! The Senior Men’s team, with valiant efforts to bring us up from the bottom came in at 4th – just missed out on 3rd by a 6 point margin!

Eryri ladies were 2nd in the league overall, Andrea and Megan were a fantastic 1st and 2nd overall in the F35 category, with Andrea coming in at 4th overall in the ladies category too! More trophies for Ellie Salisbury who was 3rd in the F50 category, Maggie Oliver who was 2nd in the F65 category and last but not least, Bronwen was also a fantastic 3rd FU17.

It goes without saying that these achievements are not easy to come by – it takes considerable commitment, effort and willingness to battle it out in what can be quite a fast and furious field! Very well done and thank you to everyone who represented the club throughout the season.



P.S. I have a bag full of shiny medals and trophies, will see you soon (you hopefully know who you are!).

The full results will be posted to the NWCCL website eventually, link here.


Found GPS device near Llanberis


My wife and I walked to the summit of Snowdon on Saturday this weekend gone and found on the road Pen-y-pass side of Llanberis a GPS device in good order and barely marked. From its contents we guess it belongs to either a runner, keen walker or cyclist very local to Llanberis, but there is no name or home detail within this device. Someone will want it back, the Caernarfon Police are aware, Mountain Rescue have looked within the device to try to locate the owner to no avail, the manufacturer has been contacted in case it’s registered with them and we called in at two of the local locations within it to no avail.

Could you please ask your members if they know of someone who has lost one this weekend?  The police have my details and I will only release it to someone who knows the device details and it’s contents for obvious reasons.

Sincere thanks. This is a good piece of kit.

Kind regards.


Nick Beer 10k



It was a case of a “Double-Double” success for Eryri at the annual Llandudno Nick beer 10k on Sunday 9th February with Rob Samuel winning the race for the 4th successive year, Siobhan Evans won the women’s title for the 2nd year running and both the men and women won the team titles! In all, there were 31 Eryri Harriers competing in what were dry but windy conditions especially at the summit of the Great Orme.

Rob led an Eryri 1-2-3 to win the event in a very good time despite the windy conditions of 31:48 ahead of Matt Roberts 33:51 and (Great to see Gwyn Owen back in the Eryri vest) 34:45. Next in for Eryri and running well again was 6th placed Daniel Kashi 35:22 followed by: 20th (3rd MV/40) Craig Jones 38:05. 21st Dewi Owen 38:16. 22nd Adrian Williams 38:22. 27th Paul Jones 38:57. 28th Huw Owen 39:04. 30th (1st Female) Siobhan Evans 39:07. 36th (3rd MV/45) Gary Porter-Jones 39:48. 42nd Ali Chant 40:14. 44th Jason Parry-Jones 40:27. 46th (2nd MV/55) 40:43. 52nd Tim Watson 41:19. 75th Jonathan Tyler 42:47. 80th Dylan Owen 42:57. 155th Megan Hughes 46:47. 167th Becki Law 46:55. 209th Christoph Gertler 48:27. 231st Nic Brook 49:18. 233rd Hayley Turner 49:18. 236th Helen Morgan 49:29. 270th (3rd FV/45) 50:45. 287th Harri Roberts 51:14. 335th Alex Fletcher 53:49. 344th Emma Green 54:22. 401st (1st FV/65) Maggie Oliver 56:32. 453rd Martin Williams 58:31. 502nd Iorwerth Roberts 61:34 and 535th Iolo Roberts 64:35.

 In all there were 609 finishers in the well organised North Wales Road Runners Club event.

 A special mention to the Eryri Harriers who doubled up during the weekend having also run for the club at Oswestry in the final race of the North Wales Cross Country League the previous afternoon in wet, windy and muddy conditions: Craig Jones. Ali Chant. Arwel Lewis. Dylan Owen. Becki Law and Hayley Turner.

SMR Sun 9th Feb

SMR Sunday 9th February:

1.5-2 hour run round Tal Y Fan & Moel Lus with Ellie Salisbury, exact route dependent on the weather.

Meet at 10.30 am where we park for the “Pen 3 Hills” evening race, i.e. by the drive to Graiglwyd Farm, Pen y Coed, Penmaenmawr, SH 720 759.

Tea’n’cake chez Ellie afterwards.

Gruelling Glyndwr

Gruelling Glyndwr – North Wales Cross Country Championships results

I wasn’t there so I can’t really explain the full extent of the weather that passed over Glyndwr last weekend, but I’ve heard it was a pretty dramatic, electrifying storm of thunder, lightning, hail and freezing cold wind for most runners – well done to everyone who took part! The lights went out in the main hall a couple of times too!?

Brilliant placings by Nathan Jones (1st), Math Roberts (3rd), Dan Kashi (5th ), Gary Porter Jones (14th), Arwel Lewis (20th), Dylan Owen (29th), Kean Rowlands (36th), Paul Jenkinson (40th), Steve Jones (47th) brought home the Men’s Team prize – fantastic!

The ever-present Don Williams (O70) was 2nd, with Eurwyn Edwards coming in 5th for his first race as an O60 – great efforts all round.

More fantastic running from the ladies with Andrea Rowlands (2nd), Wendy Trimbel (6th), Sandra Rowlands (13th), Ellie Salisbury (23rd), Hayley Turner (26th), Alison Donnelly (28th) and Maggie Oliver (33rd). The Senior Ladies finished with 2nd team, with the Masters Ladies winning 1st place by 2 points (every little helps!). Competing in the U17 category, Bronwen Jenkinson was 3rd. Brilliant!


I’m banging the cross-country drum just a little bit more until next weekend – Sunday 8th February at Owestry, free bus and free run!

We need lots more runners to try to keep us in medal positions so please contact Becki Law: or 07922968636 if you can run.