Gladstone 9 Report and results

Gladstone 9 Race Report 03/09/2016

Well – what happened to the glorious weather which normally graces this race? We had rain, wind, mist, poor visibility – so it was just how I like it! Despite the inclement weather, 38 gallant runners started & finished the race (as of course did Elsi, the best Diabetic Assistance Dog in the world!). The feedback has all been excellent, with many comments about the interesting navigation across the ‘bog of doom’, the fantastic marshals, the post-race flapjacks & the amazing prizes. There was also great enthusiasm for Racetek, Fabian4’s partnership company, which provided the timing service. The results were on the computer screen at HQ as soon as the runners had passed over the line, as well as on the web for all to see. No hand writing names & times on sheets of A4 paper or even filling in spread sheets this year – long may it last!

The race was won by Calder Valley’s Math Roberts, in a time of 1:20:10, with NWRR’s Mark Davies , also first MV40, close on his heels in 1:20:26, & Mercia’s Steve Cale third in 1:21:07. There were four Eryri finishers in the top ten, with MV40 Johnny Moore finishing in sixth place in 1:24:20, second MV50 Russel Owen eighth in 1:26:29, James McQueen ninth in 1:29:29 & Gary Porter-Jones tenth in 1:29:52. Last year’s winner, Dark Peak’s John Hunt, was back on form after his injuries on the Peris to finish a in a fantastic fourth position, & first MV50 in 1:21:52. Fifth was Buckley Runners’ Simon Edwards, also second MV40, in 1:23:27. It’s interesting that like last year, there were only 6 senior men in the first twenty finishers. Where are all the ‘youngsters’?!

The first lady across the line was Pensby Runners’ Lisa Grantham, also first FV40 & sixteenth overall, in a great time of 1:36:14. The next two ladies to finish were Buckley’s Hayley Evans in 1:36:34 & Eryri Orienteers’ Delyth Darlington in 1:45:39 The first FV50 was yours truly, but there again, the race does take place in my fantastic ‘back garden’……! First local was Nic Brook of Penmaenmawr, fifteenth overall, in 1:36:03.

My sincere thanks go to my co-organisers, Maggie Oliver & Alex Fletcher, & to all the many marshals and helpers, who braved the weather & without whom we would not have been able to safely organise the race. It’s fantastic that Geoff Glegg, one of the co-founders of the original race, still turns out most years to help us. We are very grateful for the generous sponsorship & support provided by X-Ray Minerals, which enabled us to issue fantastic fossils as prizes. We also owe a huge vote of thanks to the staff of the Gladstone pub for their hospitality & cooperation, & for providing a meal voucher as a prize for the first local runner.

A small financial contribution will be given to the WFRA, & to Eryri Harriers, & I’m pleased to announce that we will be able to donate £100 to Siabod Café’s Reach out for Nepal Earthquake Appeal http://www.moelsiabodcafe.co.uk/nepal-charity-information/ .

Ellie Salisbury

Caernarfon 10k race results & report

Considering all the various events that were going on over the weekend, there was a healthy turnout of 160 athletes for the annual Caernarfon 10k on Sunday 4th September with the event yet again hosting the North Wales 10km Championships ensuring good quality racing. This year’s race was run in a clockwise direction to enable the runners to have what wind there was on their backs for the final 4k section along the scenic Aberforeshore with the Menai Straits to the runners left and the Castle and Coed Helen playing fields finishing line getting closer with every step! Running the event in a clockwise direction also ensured that all the slightly uphill sections were over by 3½km’s ensuring a fast second half of the race.

The race was started by Welsh Athletics Road Running Secretary Paul Brooks and from the off a group of four; Daniel Kashi (Sale Harriers), Gethin Jones (Cybi Striders), Steffan Sayer (Menai T&F) and Gary Wyn Davies (Aberystwyth University) were the early pacesetters before Gary Davies dropped off the pace and that was the way it remained until Daniel Kashi made the decisive move to pull clear before the Aberforeshore just keeping ahead of Gethin Jones to win the North Wales 10k title in a time of 33:23 with Gethin runner-up in 33:27 and Steffan Sayer 3rd in 33:47. Gary Wyn Davies had to be content with 4th place in a time of 35:43. The first Eryri finisher in 6th place & 1st Male Over 35 was Dewi Owen in 36:36 followed by: 8th Shaun Davies 37:38. 9th Jason Parry-Jones 37:40. 11th (1st Under/20 Male) Steffan Williams 38:08. 12th (2nd MV/40) Emlyn Owen 38:16. 17th Huw Owen 38:45. 32nd Ed Harmer 41:22. 35th Nic Brook 41:28. 36th Steffan Evans 4148. 37th Elliw Haf 41:50. 44th Gary Porter-Jones 42:26. 51st Emyr Gibson 43:27. 53rd Megan Hughes 43:34. 54th Euryn Williams 43:36. 61st Helen Blair 44:54. 70th Maldwyn Evans 45:56. 85th Ali Thomas 47:48. 93rd Tamsin Fretwell 48:26. 107th Emily Wood 51:08. 113th Gwyn Evans 51:05. 139th Maggie Oliver 57:23. 154th Roy Jardine 63:25 & 155TH Iorwerth Roberts 63:30.

Thank You to all the event helpers who once again ensured that the event ran smoothly.

The Eryri Harriers will be back in force for the next event on the Caernarfon 10k course on Sunday 9th October for the first fixture of the 2016/17 Borders Road Running League 7 race series when a large turnout of over 300 is expected. ARWEL LEWIS – RACE ORGANISER

Results Caernarfon 10K 2016

Caernarfon 10k race results & report

Considering all the various events that were going on over the weekend, there was a healthy turnout of 160 athletes for the annual Caernarfon 10k on Sunday 4th September with the event yet again hosting the North Wales 10km Championships ensuring good quality racing. This year’s race was run in a clockwise direction to enable the runners to have what wind there was on their backs for the final 4k section along the scenic Aberforeshore with the Menai Straits to the runners left and the Castle and Coed Helen playing fields finishing line getting closer with every step! Running the event in a clockwise direction also ensured that all the slightly uphill sections were over by 3½km’s ensuring a fast second half of the race.

The race was started by Welsh Athletics Road Running Secretary Paul Brooks and from the off a group of four; Daniel Kashi (Sale Harriers), Gethin Jones (Cybi Striders), Steffan Sayer (Menai T&F) and Gary Wyn Davies (Aberystwyth University) were the early pacesetters before Gary Davies dropped off the pace and that was the way it remained until Daniel Kashi made the decisive move to pull clear before the Aberforeshore just keeping ahead of Gethin Jones to win the North Wales 10k title in a time of 33:23 with Gethin runner-up in 33:27 and Steffan Sayer 3rd in 33:47. Gary Wyn Davies had to be content with 4th place in a time of 35:43. The first Eryri finisher in 6th place & 1st Male Over 35 was Dewi Owen in 36:36 followed by: 8th Shaun Davies 37:38. 9th Jason Parry-Jones 37:40. 11th (1st Under/20 Male) Steffan Williams 38:08. 12th (2nd MV/40) Emlyn Owen 38:16. 17th Huw Owen 38:45. 32nd Ed Harmer 41:22. 35th Nic Brook 41:28. 36th Steffan Evans 4148. 37th Elliw Haf 41:50. 44th Gary Porter-Jones 42:26. 51st Emyr Gibson 43:27. 53rd Megan Hughes 43:34. 54th Euryn Williams 43:36. 61st Helen Blair 44:54. 70th Maldwyn Evans 45:56. 85th Ali Thomas 47:48. 93rd Tamsin Fretwell 48:26. 107th Emily Wood 51:08. 113th Gwyn Evans 51:05. 139th Maggie Oliver 57:23. 154th Roy Jardine 63:25 & 155TH Iorwerth Roberts 63:30.

Thank You to all the event helpers who once again ensured that the event ran smoothly.

The Eryri Harriers will be back in force for the next event on the Caernarfon 10k course on Sunday 9th October for the first fixture of the 2016/17 Borders Road Running League 7 race series when a large turnout of over 300 is expected. ARWEL LEWIS – RACE ORGANISER

Results Caernarfon 10K 2016

Pedol Peris Help Wanted

Ok everyone spread the word. Peris 10th September. Registration in The Heights. Same course as last year. Online entry open at Fabian 4.

***Marshals needed***

As always no race can happen without the volunteers/marshals so spread the word far and wide and let us know if you can help out.

Cheers

Entry here