Well done everyone at the last cross-country! On a weekend where Eryri runners were representing all over the place (great work everyone!), we managed to field a men’s team (just!) – it’s 6 needed to count, with penalties if not, and we had John Spill, SPJ, Neale Lewis-Jones and Arwel Lewis, then Mike Blake reluctantly dragged his vest on (star!) and then Craig Jones appeared, bounding down the steps with minutes to spare! The race started and we noticed first-time XC runner Dewi Owen out in front having a very strong run… well done Dewi but sorry Mike! Very well done also to John Spill who came in a brilliant 2nd overall, followed by Dewi in 12th, Craig Jones, SPJ, Arwel Lewis, Neale Lewis-Jones and Mike Blake. Great efforts!
In the ladies race, Becki Law, Annabelle McQueen, Tammy Lewis-Jones, Helen Blair were first four home, closely followed by Annie Williams, Ellie Salisbury, Alison Donnelly, Becca Roberts and Maggie Oliver – well done ladies, fantastic running all round, cheering included (it was so good that Dave Williams said he had a phone call from Penmaenmawr about the noise disturbance!). Also running in the same race, Steffan Williams had another great run coming in 11th, with Don Williams and Alwyn Oliver (first XC race for 25 years!?) coming in 66th and 78th.
Many thanks also to Jen Charlton and Joe for their now expert help at the finish, hopefully back running again soon though!
OFFICIAL OVERALL RESULTS ARE NOW IN
In the team standings, Eryri ladies are still first in the seniors and masters, with the men’s team also second and the master’s mens team have moved up to 5th! Brilliant! Very well done again to everyone who ran on Saturday, we have maintained our competitive standing because of you!
Other notable individual performances not mentioned above include:
SPJ who was 1st M60, Don Williams and Alwyn Oliver who were 1st and 3rd Over 70’s
Tammy Lewis-Jones and Helen Blair who were 1st and 2nd FV45, Annie Williams who was 1st FV55
See link for full results: http://www.northwalesxc.com/
Next event is in MOLD, NOT WREXHAM on 28th November, further details to follow but Mold is actually closer than Wrexham so that’s good too!