Eleven club members raced at the weekend’s Cader Idris Race. Heavy rain the day before and on the morning of the race left a very wet course, with rivers flowing on some of the paths it was slippy conditions all round.
At the summit Richard Roberts was leading for the club in third position, with 11 seconds between him and the second placed runner, but he managed to catch him and claim second overall by half a minute, an excellent result.
Martin Cliffe took the first v40 slot.
Despite all 300 places being sold out in advance only 233 finished on the day. The full list of Eryri members are below.
On Saturday was the Clwydian Hills Excalabur events which included a Half Marathon in which Lizzie Irvine finished 11th overall and 2nd female in a time of 2:04:54
A very busy weekend of racing in a variety of events in North Wales for Eryri athletes with so many events going on culminating with Alun Vaughan winning the tough Snowdonia Half Marathon at Llanrwst on Sunday 22nd May in an event which included 625m/2050ft of climbing! Alun led from the off and eased to a comfortable win in steady rain throughout the event in a time of 1:23:06 with: 21st & 1st MV/55 Arwel Lewis 1:40:45 and 27th (2nd MV/55) Iwan Edgar 1:41:25 ensuring Eryri won the male team prize. Amongst the 380 finishers were Eryri’s Gary Young. 50th – 1:47:54 and 71st Nic Brook – 1:49:54. Nic had also run in the Cader Idris race the previous day!
ROUND 7 MID-WEEK SERIES, ABER. Where are all these runners coming from ?, 111, I’m going to run out of numbers ! Well, the rain and the midges held off and saw Russ Bentley holding off past winners Math and Vaughany while in the ladies Hebogs Sian Lloyd Williams in 20th O/A held off Elliw Hafand Gemma Brown. Other podium places went to,U 14 Tomos Land, U16 St Davids Max Dunford, U18 St Davids Sam Mace, J P M40, Vic Belshaw M50, Dereck Weaver M60 and Don M70. In the Ladies, U16 Catrin D, U18 Rhiannon Kamink, F40 Belinda Buckingham (sorry I missed you out), F50 Emma Collins and F60 Maggie. C’FON TYRES JNR’S, U8 with 6 wins Merin Land cannot be beaten and another win for Olwen Baines, U10, Jake Roberts and Aimie Vaughan, U12, with 6 wins Georgia Parkie cannot be beaten while Guy notched up his 2nd win and U14 Callum O’D and Samia also continue their unbeaten runs. Thanks to you all for mucking in, just finished collating, its 01.45 and Im off to the shower, next week the Orme from the Ski Centre, entrance by the pier, share cars, if you arrive after 7pm you will be walking up the hill to register !!! Mike
‘Pedol Cwm Pennant 2016.
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14th May: Jim Bacon won the Conwy Parkrun in his first outing in the event in a time of 17:11, over a minute clear of the 2nd placed athlete. There were 240 finishers.
15th May. The Great Bristol 10k: Rob Samuel finished 2nd in the event in a time of 31:54 just 7 seconds behind race winner Toby Spencer (Coventry Godiva). There were estimated to be 12,000 runners participating.
“Moel Y Gest, mid-week series.3 records,3 million midges and all around me.A record turnout here of 80 runners saw A great battle at the front tween Owen and Russ the latter winning by 18 seconds with St David’s secret weapon Callum Nelson holding off JP (1st 40) for 3rd. 1st record went to Ryan Cain, 8th overall, new U 18 record by 3 minutes and now holds both the U16 and U18 records. In the ladies Miranda Grant absolutely flying this year took another win 10th O/A new rec by 3.26, Sian Hebog in 2nd also inside the old rec while Sarah B took another of Ellie’s F50 rec’s by nearly 2 min. Other cat winners were, 1st U16 Max D, St Davids, 1st 50 Emlyn twin, 1st 60 Nick B, 1st 70 Don, and 1st F40 Hebogs Ceri Lane, sorry I missed you Ceri, you didnt look 40!.Thanks to Dei and his team for the groundwork and Ellie, Cheryl and Tina, a donation was made tp the local pre-school. C’FON TYRES JNRS, U8 victories to Merin and Ella. U10 Dylan P and Kyla, U12s Jack and Georgia and U14s Samia and Callum. Mike”