Commonwealth Games Tickets

The Club has been allocated from Welsh Athletics, two pairs of tickets of £40 for the Commonwealth Games Athletics on Saturday August 2nd.

If you would like to put your name forward to go in the draw for these tickets, please email Paul Jenkinson, the club chairman, at jenkinson67@btinternet.com by Sunday 8th June.

Thanks very much

Maggie

Zegama Aizkorri 2014

Over in the Basque Country in one of the world’s greatest mountain running races, the Zegama Aizkorri and whilst Kilian Jornet was smashing Rob Jebb’s long standing course record, two Eryri flag bearers flew the flag.

Finishing in 305th in 6hrs 7mins was the hard training Ed Harmer with partner Emily Wood running well to finish only an hour after Ed in 429th in 7hrs 11mins. Top job by both!

Shutlingsloe fell race report

Another top run by the Border Terrier Martin Cliffe in today’s lung busting Shutlingsloe fell race over in the depths of the Peak District, measuring in at a mere 3km the youth will always push the likes of Martin to the maximum.

Despite this Martin still finished in an excellent 5th behind the two Simon’s in 1st and 2nd. Bailey the winner, and Pedol Pennant reigning champ Harding in 2nd, throw in a few juniors and that’s your top 5.

Yorkshire 3 peaks

A celebratory report of our very own mountain secretary’s fantastic result at this years prestigous 3 peaks race, held on 26th April in Yorkshire. Math’s dedicated training paid off as he came in a fantastic 5th, in a brilliant time (and PB!) of 03:05:49, and was well in the mix with GB internationals. Rich Roberts also ran well representing Eryri, coming in 26th in a time of 03:30:18. A delayed well done to both!

Cross country – believe it or not!

A big heads up for everyone (sorry, I know it’s only May…..) but here are the 2014-2015 North Wales XC league dates. These are great team events to add to your diary!

4th October 2014 – Treborth

18th October 2014 – Llandudno

29th November 2014 – Wrexham

24th January 2015 – Lilleshall

31st January 2015 – North Wales XC Champs (Northop)

7th February – Oswestry

Contact Becki Law for details/queries: bex85@msn.com

Cheers!

Beddgelert-Wyddfa Challenge

The first running of a potentially cracking uphill race took place on the slopes of Yr Wyddfa this afternoon. The race which was a trial for the World long mountain running champs in Colorado in August starts in Beddgelert, involves a good 8 miles of fast flattish running through the Beddgelert woods before manically ascending Yr Wyddfa via initially the Rhyd Ddu path and then the South Ridge path. In effect it feels like two separate races, hence the severity of the second half. Despite being a world trial a healthy number of Eryrites made the start line.

Incredibly after the 18.2km it was a dead heat between NFR duo Tom Cornthwaite and Josh Tighe in 1hr 33mins 28secs. First Eryri runner home was Math Roberts in 5th in 1.41 with John Parkinson in close pursuit in 8th in 1.44. Dyfed Whiteside-Thomas was next in 1.50 and 16th. There was a rare-outing for Trefor seaside Dylan Caban Jones finishing in 1.55 in 19th with Alistair Chant and Matt Fortes in 22nd and 23rd in 1.57. Kate Worthington snatched first Eryri lady on the day in 28th 2.21.

Unfortunately the race ended at the summit!…which on a bank holiday weekend resembled the central bus station of Cairo, a hasty 5 mile descent was needed by all runners!

There were 30 finishers.

Big thanks to Arwel Lewis and helpers for organising a logistically tricky race which hopefully may remain on the calendar – despite the lack of descending!

Results:

Beddgelert_Wyddfa_results

Old Counties Tops report

A bit late this one, but a tremendous effort from Matt Fortes and Johnny Moore in last weekends Brobdingnagian Old Counties Tops which measures in at a monstrous 37 miles. Here’s the mini report:

“The Old County Tops

This joint effort mission around Lake District takes in the 3 highest points of the old traditional counties of Westmoreland, Lancashire and Cumberland, including 10,000 feet of ascent in 37 miles. Matt and Johnny improved their time of 2 years ago by 45 minutes finishing in 8th place after running for 8hrs and 15 grueling minutes!”

Official results:

http://barlickfellrunners.org.uk/media/advkontent/results14/old_county_tops14.pdf

Joe Brown Tues Night #6 Great Orme – report and results

“Joe Brown Tuesday Series #6 The Great Orme
Talk about the blind leading the blind! One comment heard several times last night was ‘well I knew they were going the wrong way but I followed them anyway.’
No problems with the Juniors, Jake and Kyla victors in the U/8, Connor and Melody U/10s, Eden and Jodie U/12s, Sion and Mabli U/14s. Full table of Juniors to date at the 3 Hills Race in 2 weeks. No toilets at venue remember, use in the village first! Cheers, Mike”

Results:

TES Moel Tryfan, Foel Lus, Pen Dinas, Aber Dash, Moel y Gest and Great Orme and Overall table

Christleton 5km report

CHRISTLETON 5K REPORT
There were 4 Eryri Harriers amongst the 330 finishers in the popular and fast Christleton 5k on Friday evening 23rd May where Maldwyn Harrier Andy Davies continued with his very good form, winning the race in a personal best time for the distance of 14:35 ahead of 2nd placed Stockport Harrier Jack Morris 14:43 with 3rd Chris Penny (Vale Royal) 14:45. There was also a personal best for Nathan Jones who finished an excellent 6th in a time of 14:58 with: 14th Matt Roberts again in a personal best time of 15:27. 24th and racing for the first time since his London Marathon Welsh Championships success, Alun Vaughan 15:57 with 169th Dilwyn Rowlands 19:19 – another PB for the distance.
A good night all round.
Results:

Queens Baton Relay

Eryri club members carrying the Queen’s Baton – Thursday 29th May

With a 6.45am start from Llanberis, 5 athletes from Eryri Harriers (Craig Jones, Alun Vaughan, Bronwen Jenkinson, Matthew Roberts and Rob Samuel) will take it in turns to carry the baton the 5 miles up to the summit of Snowdon where they will meet Sir David Brailsford along with London 2012 Paralympic Gold medallist Aled-Sion Davies MBE. The baton will then be transported on the Snowdon Mountain Railway back to the station in Llanberis.

Throughout the day, the baton will also visit Beaumaris, Menai Bridge, Caernarfon, with the final event being the Eryri Harriers ‘Plas Menai to Caernarfon’ 5k race, which has been developed especially to coincide with the baton’s visit. The start of the race will see 1958 Commonwealth Games athlete Dr Dewi Roberts set the runners off on the 5km run. To greet the runners into the dock area there will be a vertical dance display provided by Cwmni Cofis Bach and a choir from the local secondary school, Syr Hugh Owen. Their performances will be made at the Galeri Centre, and the public will be able to view the completion of the race as well as the performances from the view points along the dockside.

The public are encouraged to visit the events that are open event, which are in Beaumaris, Menai Bridge, Padarn Lake Llanberis and Victoria Dock in Caernarfon. The other events are ticketed or closed session due to capacity or safety issues.

See link for event details here 

To enter the 5k race, see here.