Monthly Archives: July 2014

Cross country season 2014/15 – go on, it's good for you!

Cross country starts again in October – we’ve got some fantastic athletes so let’s try and get a good Eryri contingent together!

More details to follow but here are the all important dates for the diary:

Bangor (Advance request for cakes please!) – Saturday 4th October 2014

Llandudno – Saturday 18th October 2014

Wrexham – Saturday 29th November 2014

Lilleshall – Saturday 31st January 2015

Oswestry – Saturday 7th February 2015

Men’s Start 2:45pm, Ladies Start 2pm. Also see following link: http://www.northwalesxc.com/

The North Wales cross-country championships are on Saturday 24th January and are more than likely to be held at Northop.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE remember you must be a first claim member of Eryri Harriers in order to run!

Any queries, feel free to contact Becki Law.

Email: bex85@msn.com

Phone: 07922968636

Looking forward to it!

Cross country season 2014/15 – go on, it’s good for you!

Cross country starts again in October – we’ve got some fantastic athletes so let’s try and get a good Eryri contingent together!

More details to follow but here are the all important dates for the diary:

Bangor (Advance request for cakes please!) – Saturday 4th October 2014

Llandudno – Saturday 18th October 2014

Wrexham – Saturday 29th November 2014

Lilleshall – Saturday 31st January 2015

Oswestry – Saturday 7th February 2015

Men’s Start 2:45pm, Ladies Start 2pm. Also see following link: http://www.northwalesxc.com/

The North Wales cross-country championships are on Saturday 24th January and are more than likely to be held at Northop.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE remember you must be a first claim member of Eryri Harriers in order to run!

Any queries, feel free to contact Becki Law.

Email: bex85@msn.com

Phone: 07922968636

Looking forward to it!

Pete Douglas Memorial – Tryfan 23rd August

It is almost 12 months since Pete passed away, and he has been missed, most publically by the huge gap he left in the world of Welsh fellrunning photography.  Along with Al being unwell we have lost a great a contribution to the sport.

At Pete’s own request no funeral was held, something which some people found strange, but his wishes were respected.

On Saturday 23rd August a memorial will take place for Pete immediately following the Tryfan Downhill Dash. The race time is to meet at 2pm, at which time those competing will climb to the summit, with the race starting when everyone gets there.

Pete thoroughly enjoyed the Tryfan Downhill, and in fact it was the last race he filmed and photographed before he passed away, and he used it to test a new lens he purchased that week.

This year, when everyone get’s/falls back down there will be a prizegiving and then at approx 3pm a simple celebration of Pete’s life and appreciation of the contribution he gave to people by way of a few words spoken. 

Everyone welcome, regardless of whether you want to run this crazy race, or just watch the drama unfold and then pay your respects to Pete.  If you feel you want to say something on the day feel to do so and let me know.

 

Craig.

 

 

Elidir Fawr – Race report & results

Elidir Fawr Race 2014 Results

After a cloudy morning things brightened up just in time for the race, with competitors glad of the river crossing before the final sprint finish. Gareth Wyn Hughes was first to the top, earning a polka dot “King of the Mountains” cap on his return, as well as taking first place overall ahead of Steve Franklin and Martin Cliff (1st male Vet 40).

Andrea Rowlands took 1st female (and Vet 40) ahead of Louise Beetlestone and Nia Albison.

Adam Haynes was first male Vet 50, but this will be little consolation given his 7 second defeat at the hands of his main rival, son Benjamin Haynes. Stel Farrar took the female Vet 50’s honours, and Maggie Oliver’s domination of the female Vet 60’s category continues.  Course records remain unchanged.

Thanks to the landowner for permission to race, and the Vaynol Arms for their hospitality and acting as HQ. It was wonderful to see James McQueen back at the top of a mountain (marshalling); thanks also to Dils and Sioned, and last but by no means least Mike Blake and Kat Spinney.

The race organiser is leaving Wales shortly, and so somebody new at the helm is needed if the race is to continue next year: interested parties to please contact the Eryri Harriers committee.

 

Sam Smith,

Race Organiser.

Elidir Fawr – Race report & results

Elidir Fawr Race 2014 Results

After a cloudy morning things brightened up just in time for the race, with competitors glad of the river crossing before the final sprint finish. Gareth Wyn Hughes was first to the top, earning a polka dot “King of the Mountains” cap on his return, as well as taking first place overall ahead of Steve Franklin and Martin Cliff (1st male Vet 40).

Andrea Rowlands took 1st female (and Vet 40) ahead of Louise Beetlestone and Nia Albison.

Adam Haynes was first male Vet 50, but this will be little consolation given his 7 second defeat at the hands of his main rival, son Benjamin Haynes. Stel Farrar took the female Vet 50’s honours, and Maggie Oliver’s domination of the female Vet 60’s category continues.  Course records remain unchanged.

Thanks to the landowner for permission to race, and the Vaynol Arms for their hospitality and acting as HQ. It was wonderful to see James McQueen back at the top of a mountain (marshalling); thanks also to Dils and Sioned, and last but by no means least Mike Blake and Kat Spinney.

The race organiser is leaving Wales shortly, and so somebody new at the helm is needed if the race is to continue next year: interested parties to please contact the Eryri Harriers committee.

 

Sam Smith,

Race Organiser.

New 5k at Plas Newydd

Awyr Las, North Wales’ NHS Charity have launched a stunning 5K race in the beautiful Plas Newydd National Trust grounds

on Saturday 6th September and would love Eryri Harriers to be involved. The race is a Chip timed event, an Officially measured

course and there is No obligation to raise additional money for the charity other than your race entry fee.

 

This is Plas Newydd’s first ever running event on their beautiful grounds and it is sure to be a breathtaking run. The 5K is

an undulated double loop route through the beautiful gardens of Plas Newydd, with stunning views of Snowdonia,

the Menai Strait and the Plas Newydd house.

 

We also have a 1 mile family fun run with an event village onsite. The National Trust have kindly given free use of their

beautiful grounds for all supporters and participants throughout the day.

 

Register here!

 

For more information please visit: www.awyrlas.org.uk

 

I was wondering if you would be able to share this event with your members, friends and families. Please may I send through some hard copy posters (also attached) to pop up on your notice board?

Would it possible to feature the event on your social media feeds or website at all? We would be very grateful for any advice and support.

 

With thanks and best wishes, Cath

 

Cath Humes

Cydlynydd Codi Arian Cymunedol • Community Fundraising Coordinator

 

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Am iechyd gwell yng Ngogledd Cymru • For brighter, better health in North Wales

symudol • mobile: 07880 044218

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Ras y Tren – results including juniors

Thanks to all the helpers last night especially Paul Carter who had to run the race (19 minutes), and then type in all the entries and feed all the numbers and times in ready for prize giving.

 Well done Rob Samuel, his third victory, while Llanrug’s Kathryn Gray recorded her first.

 Heatwave conditions ensured no records were broken, unless you count 15 gallons of water drunk, while 144 runners beat the train’s time of 23.33. The Coffi Roc case of beer went to Travis Trotters 80.54, ahead of Betsi Runaways 82.46.

Juniors

That’s the last time I set the girls off after the boys ! Despite coming in 1st  and 2nd Eden and Jack suddenly found themselves relegated to 4th and 5th by the three girls who had started off 15 seconds behind them. Thanks to Chelsea and Neil from Tesco for attending and starting the race and for also funding the goody bags.
The North Wales Junior Fell Championships take place on the Orme 20th September, make a note in your parents diary kids, entry forms will be on our website from mid August.  Mike

 Mike

Race The Train 2014

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Junior Race Report

Ras Aberdaron

Ras Aberdaron

30th July

Hi

This will be the 31st running of the race; proceeds to Aberdaron & Rhiw branch of Yr Urdd.

 

Mercher/Wednesday Gorffennaf 30 July, 7pm.

Ysgol CRUD-Y-WERIN School, Aberdaron, LL53 8BP (SH 174 268)

Aml wynebog/Multi terrain.

Oedolian/Adults c. 8.3 ml.; O Dan/Under 16 – 3 ml.; O Dan 12 – 1.2 ml..

Tal/Fee: Oedolion/Adults £7 ; Plant/Children £3.

Manylion Pellach/Further Details: W. Jones (01758) 760 450

 

Thanks

Emyr

01766 522348

 

 

Are you a paid up member?

All members should have paid their annual fee by now.  If you haven’t for whatever reason please get in touch with Emma Green, the Hon. Membership Secretary (go to the membership tab above for details).

You can rejoin by paying by online bank transfer, the details are all there.  Just remember to use a reference so Emma knows who has paid; your member number is best.

Please be aware that if you have not rejoined under WA rules you are no longer eligible to compete on behalf of the Club at road races, and won’t be able to compete at cross country at all, and in fact if you do then you may cause the club to have points deducted for fielding an ineligible runner.

We’re all proud to wear the famous Eryri vest, lets just make sure we’re members!