Blwydden Newydd Dda Pawb. Happy New Year All
Blwydden Newydd Dda Pawb. Happy New Year All
This years North Wales cross-country championships is taking place at Glyndwr University, Northop on
Saturday 24th January 2015.
Kicking off at 12 noon there’s Under 11, 13, 15, 17 and 20 races too. Seniors – save yourself £2 – fill in and send off the pre-entry form available using the following link:
Further details including race times are also available by clicking on the link above.
Ages as at 1st September 2014 (Masters as on the day). All athletes must represent first claim club, wear club/school vest and have North Wales qualification. Team and individual awards.
Hope to see you there!
P.S. Reminder – Lilleshall XC on 31st January 2015 too, a bus will be going, more details to follow.
Have a Happy New Year!
Once again the Eryri Harriers club committee will be organising the 5.5 mile Xmas Fun Run around Llyn Padarn, starting from the Royal Victoria Hotel. Non-club members welcome.
£5 entry on the day, includes soup and mince pie. Fancy dress positively encouraged, with a prize for the best one and the usual guess the Secret Santa.
Registration from 9.30am, recommended that you arrive early. Run starts at 11 sharp.
It was cold, muddy and hard work but typical cross country fun on quite a hilly course!
In a race with nearly 100 runners, Dylan Jones was an impressive (13th) overall and 3rd in the MV40-44 category, with Steve Jones (27th) and Arwel Lewis (43rd, 4th in category and nursing a cough!) helping to bring the North up 1st MV50 team. Steve also achieved a fantastic podium position coming 1st in the MV60-64 category! James McQueen had a strong run too, coming in at 66th overall. Well done all!
Great running by Helen Blair (24th), Sandra Rowlands (34th) and Ellie Salisbury (43rd and 3rd WV50-54) gained them a brilliant 1st team prize for Eryri Harriers aswell as contributing to the 3rd position for North Wales in the inter-regionals! Becki Law was 10th overall in the senior ladies race.
Brilliant to see some of the younger athletes too, with Michael Spill running in the U13 boys race, coming in 40th position, and helping to bring the North up to 3rd position. Annabelle McQueen also ran well bringing the U15 girls up to 3rd position, coming in 24th in her race. John Spill and Steffan Williams ran well for the North in the U17 mens race, with North Wales coming in at 2nd place. Owen Roberts was 11th overall in the U20 mens race, also bringing the North Wales team up to 2nd.
Bronwen Jenkinson (despite her feet never warming up!), came in a strong 7th position in the U20 category.
See link for full (comprehensive!) results: http://www.welshathletics.org/media/783410/ir-xc-2014-results_opt.pdf
Well done everyone representing the North and Eryri Harriers too!
All sessions are from Llanberis Fire Station on Sunday Mornings
Times: group 1 (age 9+) 09:30-10:30. Group 2 (more experienced) 10:45-12:00
New Runners always welcome. Any questions contact Paul on 07787578401
Sessions dates are every Sunday except:
21st December – Christmas Fun Run from The Victoria Hotel Llanberis at 11:00.
14th March – Junior races in Llanberis in conjunction with the Maesgwm 10k
21st Dec – Christmas fun run, Llanberis
24th Jan – North Wales Cross Country Champs
14th Feb – Moel Y Ci, Tregarth
15th Mar – Maesgwm junior races
31st Mar – Moel Tryfan, 1st Tuesday evening race of 2015!
Renewal of FRA Membership should now be done on-line. Existing standing orders are no longer valid and will not work. Anyone who renews before 10th December will receive their Handbook and Fixtures Calendar before Christmas, and if you choose to set up a direct debit payment before the end of the year you will get a £2 discount from the full membership rate.
It is also possible to renew by cheque if you don’t have access to the internet – please call Martin Stone or Debbie Thompson on 01931 714106.
For any queries please call Martin or Debbie, or get in touch with FRA Treasurer Andy Watts (details in the 2014 Handbook).
Richard Roberts stormed to first place overall over the challenging 9 mile Cardington Cracker Race in its 28th year of being run.
Steve Jones came in at 18th and easily won the M60 category.
Mike Blake arrived direct from the airport after a week in Tenerife to come third in the M65 category and shaming everyone with his tan.
Always a great pre-Christmas feeling to the event. Next year is the first Sunday in December 2015.
If anyone fancies the below get in touch and enter the race as soon as possible, will be a good club trip and hopefully a big crowd heading over:
Date is July 11th, flights with Easy Jet at around £50 from Liverpool and also same weekend as a big music festival. Options of either camping or a cheap holiday home.