Parkrun Bangor

Hi,

I contacted you a while ago about a possible Parkrun event in Bangor.

I’m very pleased to let you know that we have now received funding to go ahead with the event. The venue will be Castle Penrhyn, and the anticipated first official holding will be 1 November.

However, in order to ensure a successful start we are very keen to build up a strong volunteer base. I would really appreciate it if you could circulate the following link to your club members for them to sign up to help.

http://goo.gl/dCjTYf

 Many thanks

 Paul Carter

 

E-bost: p.carter@bangor.ac.uk

Ffôn: +44 (0)1248 388824

 

Prifysgol Bangor, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2DG.

Eryri 50 (58)

Eryri50 Ultra Tour of Snowdonia.

Saturday 13th September saw the inaugural Eryri50 ultra race. The race measured in at 58.5 miles (95km) with just under 9000 feet of climb. Starting in Betws-y-coed the tour took in Dolwyddelan, Bleanau Festiniog, Croesor, Beddgelert, Rhy Ddu, Llanberis, Nant ffrancon valley, Capel Curig and back to Betws.

With Pedol Peris on the same day and many of Eryri’s fell runners competing in that, only Gwyn Owen and John Parkinson flew the flag for the Eryri Harriers in the ultra.

After a measured start, a group of 7 runners moved out into the lead with the sun climbing over the Dolwyddelan valley. By Croesor Mark Liptrot from St Helen’s Sutton AC had developed a 3 minute lead, followed by Gwyn Owen and then John Parkinson. Gwyn moved into the lead in the climb from Rhyd Ddu to bwlch Maesgwm with John moving into second place.

The final descent from Plas y Brenin to Betws saw John Parkinson take the lead which he held to finish in 10 hrs 33 mins. Gwyn Owen finishing close behind in 10 hrs 37 mins. So a fitting Eryri 1st and 2nd in this first ultra tour of Snowdonia.

First lady home was Sarah Thomson (U/A) in 13 hrs 34 mins. The final runner home finished in 20 hrs 44 mins (finishing at 3:15am) with 7 DNFs. 

Thanks to Henry Williams and his organising team for an excellent and well managed event. Full results and photos will appear on the website: www.snowdonia50.com

Peris Horseshoe report & results

Pedol-Peris-Results-2014-1

 

Firstly a big thanks to all those who turned out on the day to help. Not just Eryri but Cybi, Menai, Travis Perkins, mums dads and friends who all helped save the day. It was a shame to see less than 50 enter the full race but with other races clashing…

A fine win for past winner Mercia’s V40 Pete Vale ahead of Meirionnydd’s David Palmer, while 1st Eryri was also a multi past winner and 1st lady,also F40, Andrea Rowlands, 5th overall in 4.08.47.

It seems that all the achievements were being put in by the vets because Stell Farrar competing in her 22nd Peris took the F50 win in 5.30.48 and 1st ever M70 competitor Brian Robbins finished in 5.55.40, da iawn Brian, 3 months after being the 1st M70 in the Welsh 1000 mtr, thanks again folks.

The Half Peris turned out to be a ding dong battle between Hugh O’Donnell and the Doc, the former getting the better going through the kissing gate and winning by 3 seconds in the 2nd fastest recorded time of 1.50.29., Ali T winning the ladies in 2.23.13 from Megan 2.25.32 with Denbigh’s Emma Collins taking 3rd and the 1st F50 rec in 2.29.30.

 

Mike

Peris Horseshoe report & results

Pedol-Peris-Results-2014-1

 

Firstly a big thanks to all those who turned out on the day to help. Not just Eryri but Cybi, Menai, Travis Perkins, mums dads and friends who all helped save the day. It was a shame to see less than 50 enter the full race but with other races clashing…

A fine win for past winner Mercia’s V40 Pete Vale ahead of Meirionnydd’s David Palmer, while 1st Eryri was also a multi past winner and 1st lady,also F40, Andrea Rowlands, 5th overall in 4.08.47.

It seems that all the achievements were being put in by the vets because Stell Farrar competing in her 22nd Peris took the F50 win in 5.30.48 and 1st ever M70 competitor Brian Robbins finished in 5.55.40, da iawn Brian, 3 months after being the 1st M70 in the Welsh 1000 mtr, thanks again folks.

The Half Peris turned out to be a ding dong battle between Hugh O’Donnell and the Doc, the former getting the better going through the kissing gate and winning by 3 seconds in the 2nd fastest recorded time of 1.50.29., Ali T winning the ladies in 2.23.13 from Megan 2.25.32 with Denbigh’s Emma Collins taking 3rd and the 1st F50 rec in 2.29.30.

 

Mike

Dates for your diary

Here are some upcoming events of interest:

 

Tues 18th November – Annual General Meeting

At  Y Caban, Brynrefail – 7pm for food, 8pm meeting start.  Always a good social as well as sorting out club business; free hot food!

 

Sat 22nd November – Club Charity Quiz Night

At the Siabod Cafe, Capel Curig.  Experienced quizmaster with a running theme as well as general knowledge.  This is a new event, to be repeated if it’s popular. Taking place on the evening of the Pen Fell Race.  7pm for 7.30 prompt quiz start. Only £2 on the night – all proceeds to charity.

 

Sun 21st December – Xmas Fun Run

From the Royal Victoria Hotel, Llanberis.  9.30 registration, 11am race start.  Be early to avoid the rush.  Fancy dress competition, junior races, raffle and guess the Santa.  Soup and mince pies.

 

Borders Road Running League

BORDERS ROAD RUNNING LEAGUE SEASON 2014/15

DATES & CLUB ORGANISERS

 

Nov 9th 2014 – West Cheshire

Dec 7th 2014 – Cheshire Tri

Jan 11th 2015 – Birkenhead

Mar 8th 2015 – Prestatyn

Mar 22nd 2015 – Wrecsam Tri

April 12th 2015 – Eryri Harriers

Apr 22nd 2015 + Presentation Night Wrexham (Wednesday Start 7:00pm)

 

All races except for the final race start at 11am and are free to enter, just turn up in your club vest at the relevant venue on the said date and enjoy your run.

 

Arwel Lewis,

Road Secretary.

 

URGENT – marshals required for this weekend's Peris

At least 4 marshals are required for this Saturday’s Peris Horseshoe Race from Llanberis.

Nine regulars are unable to help this year so we are appealing for those not planning to run who can spare some time to assist by walking up a hill.

When people say the phrase, “these things can’t happen without…”,  it’s actually true, this race cannot go ahead without marshals. 

If you can help contact Mike Blake on 07778 145144.

 

 

URGENT – marshals required for this weekend’s Peris

At least 4 marshals are required for this Saturday’s Peris Horseshoe Race from Llanberis.

Nine regulars are unable to help this year so we are appealing for those not planning to run who can spare some time to assist by walking up a hill.

When people say the phrase, “these things can’t happen without…”,  it’s actually true, this race cannot go ahead without marshals. 

If you can help contact Mike Blake on 07778 145144.

 

 

Caernarfon 10k report (and more)

CEIR CYMRU CAERNARFON NORTH WALES CHAMPIONSHIPS 10k REPORT

Over 200 runners turned out on a warm sunny day for the annual CEIR CYMRU Caernarfon 10km North Wales Championships event on Sunday 31st August and what a fantastic race it was.Pre-race favourite Tom Roberts (Meirionydd) just held on to win the race after a ding dong battle firstly along the Foryd from Dean Longley (Prestatyn), and then after dropping Dean and presumably thinking the race was won(!), local Menai athlete Steffan Sayer closed the gap significantly to ensure a sprint finish to the end of the race with Tom just edging it in a time of 34.03 and Steffan clocking 34.04 and a personal best time for the distance.  Dean Longley had to settle for a very good 3rd place in a time of 34.34.

Carwyn Evans (Menai) was 4th 35.41, ahead of the host club’s first Eryri finisher Dylan Wynn Jones 35.48 securing Dylan the MV/40 prize and with it, the North Wales MV/40 title.  Next in for Eryri was Dewi Owen in 8th place (3rd MV/35) in a time of 36.57 followed by another 12th Owen Huw Roberts 37.40.

Plus:
Rob Samuel, representing a successful Wales team in the Inter-Area Match, finished 4th overall at the Wilne 10km near Derby on Sunday 7th September in a very good time of 30:59 where there were 858 finishers.
 
On the same day, Dewi Owen finished 58th overall in the Cardiff 10k in a personal best time for the distance of 35:57. There were 1500 finishers.

Arwel Lewis,

Road Running Secretary.