Plas Menai – Caernarfon 5k

Entries are open for the Plas Menai – Caernarfon 5k. 

THURSDAY 29th May 2014

This year the race is being run in conjunction with the Commonwealth Games Queens Baton Relay and parts of it may be televised!

6.45 pm prompt start to agree with TV scheduling!


Entry forms here

For further information, or to offer help with marshaling contact Arwel07772 302411.

Road Racing News



Brendan Rothery’s decision to give the Border League race at New Brighton a miss on Sunday 6th April certainly paid off when he won the tough Snowdonia Half Marathon race in Llanrwst, as well as the hilly course, all the competitors had to put up with the rain and windy conditions as Brendan won in a time of 82:21, over a minute ahead of the 2nd placed athlete, Jon Dance (Salford) 83:44 with John Ford (NWRRC) 3rd in 87:12. Other notable Eryri placing/times: 6th Dewi Owen 88:53. 7th (2nd MV/40) Adrian Williams 89:53. 10th Jim Bacon 92:05. 17th (1st MV/50) Noel Craine 96:39. 28th (2nd MV/45) Gary Porter-Jones 1:42:49. 43rd (2nd Female) Kate Worthington 1:45:29. In all, of the 458 finishers, there were 16 Eryri Harriers competing with both the men and women winning the team awards.

Meanwhile, at sunny New Brighton, 5 Eryri Harriers competed in the penultimate race of the 2013/14 Borders Road Running League, on a flat, fast, scenic 5.2mile seaside course, Ali Chant had the honour of leading Eryri home, finishing 60th overall in a time of 32:38 followed by: 64th Arwel Lewis 32:45. 85th road racer supreme! Dilwyn Rowlands 34:08. 95th Dylan Owen 35:23 and 182nd (2nd MV/70) Super-Vet Don Williams 41:53. There were 229 finishers.


On the same day, and despite posting a Personal best time of 2:31:05 for the Marathon distance at Manchester, no doubt Rob Samuel will be disappointed not to have ran a quicker time considering the high standards that Rob sets himself, (Many a runner would have been more than very happy with 2:31!) Still, it was a PB for Rob and something to build and learn from. No doubt Rob will run a quicker time some time soon. Also setting a PB for the distance was Dylan Whiteside-Thomas who will have been delighted to break the 3hr barrier with a time of 2:57:46. In the same event, it was great to see Maldwyn Harrier Andy Davies finishing 2nd overall and better still, achieving the Commonwealth Games qualifying time of under 2:18 with a time of 2:17:47. Stockport Harrier Andi Jones won the race in a time of 2:16:55.

Another PB was set by Jonathan Kettle whilst running in the Blackpool Marathon where he finished in a time of 3:30:29.





Weekend fell racing news

Llanbedr – Blaenafon fell race

A healthy 84 runners finished the classic 15 miler down in South Wales, MoD man Hugh Aggleton won in 2hrs10mins44secs – someway off Eryri man, James McQueen’s classic record. First Eryri finisher was Welshpool’s Rich Roberts in 8th and 2hrs 33mins. Eryri’s London based Jack Scannell ran well to finish in 17th in 2hrs 45mins with Les Williams in 63rd in 3hrs 22mins.


Pendle fell race, English championships, round 1

The standard was high for the first race in the English fell champs over in Pendle. In the 4.5 mile lung buster Helm Hill’s Tom Addison took the win in 32.55. First Eryri home and fresh from disqualification at last weekends British champs opener in N Ireland was Math Roberts in 12th in 35.14. Next Eryri man home in 190th was Paul Jenks in 45.10. In 314th came Geoff Fielding, but more importantly 4th vet 70 in 55.45. 340 finished.


In the separate ladies race where 138 finished, Bronwen Jenks ran brilliantly to finish in 50th in 48.02 but 2nd in the under 18’s.




Fron Four, Y Fron

“Will we ever get decent weather for this race? Mist and rain didn’t seem too bad at 1000 feet but a good call by Ross on the summit where the wind was also a factor and 5 marshals huddling turned the runners straight back – a decision echoed by all the runners on their return. JP knowing Matt’s descending speed had opened a gap on the climb and managed to keep his lead to put another new name on the winner’s trophy. In the ladies, Jenny (“I’m not fit yet”) managed to drop those who had been following her to take 8th overall, eight places ahead of Denbigh’s Emma Collins. In the U14s Talysarn’s Sion Jones frightened a few seniors, only JP beating him to turn around at moel Tryfan and taking a minute and a half off the record in the process. Ben Grantham and Mared Evans winning the U10s.  Thanks to Ross and Sheila, Sioned and Tina, Mair and Alwyn who braved the elements to marshall and Pauline in the school for making the panads.    Mike”


Ras Fron 4


Joe Browns TES – Race 1, Moel Tryfan

Joe Browns Tuesday Night Champs – Race 1, Moel Tryfan

The best evening in the race’s history and a 3rd win for Math following his top ten placing in the Irish British Champs race three days previous. The ladies produced another new winner on the course, Bangor Uni’s Becky Taylor taking it in a fine 24th overall. Whilst in the Caernarfon Tyres Junior Champs U8 victories went to Jake Roberts and Kyla Cain, U10s Conner Roberts and Georgia Parkinson, U12s Michael Spill and Ruby Wood and U14s Sion Jones and Keeryn Wiiliams. Thanks to all those who helped and don’t be afraid of offering. Mike.

A couple of runners have been missed out on results – get in touch with Mike asap with your finishing time and results.


TES MoelTryfan 2014