Borders League – Record Turnout

431 runners – many having completed cross-country events the previous day – made the 10 a.m. start and braved the chill winds which blew throughout across West Cheshire’s Chester Spring 5 mile course. In so doing, they helped set all manner of turnout records – exceeding the previous overall record turnout by 61, setting a new male turnout record of 297, and a new female turnout record of 134. Wallasey AC also set a record in fielding 65 club members but disappointingly after such a very good start to the season at Caernarfon, Eryri only had the five athletes competing. Steffan Williams led the way in 44th place overall in a new personal best time for the distance of 29:37 followed by: 124th (3rd MV/55) Arwel Lewis 32:27 pacing 125th placed and 1st MV/60 Derek Weaver 32:30. 191st Ashley Wager 34:37 and 424th Roy Jardine 50:25.
The next race is at Birkenhead Park on Sunday 4th December 2016 at 11am. Four laps of the park = 5.5 miles.
ParkRun Double success:
Huw Owen won the latest Penrhyn Parkrun on Saturday 5th November in a time of 17:08. Not sure if he had his dog pulling him along? On the same day further up the coast, Paul Wathan warmed up for the afternoon’s cross country race by winning the Conwyn Parkrun in a time of 17:56 while his partner Gemma Morgan missed out by one second from being the first female home in a time of 21:11. It was Paul’s 18th Conwy Parkrun win!
If winning the Parkrun wasn’t enough, at 3pm afternoon Paul represented Eryri at the North Wales Cross Country League in Llandudno where he finished 19th overall and was second man home for the club, a truly outstanding effort.
Arwel Lewis.

Borders League – Race 2 info





The 2nd race of the Borders Road Running League takes place at Upton, nr Chester this Sunday 6th November with an earlier start time than usual of 10am.
After the first race of the season at Caernarfon, Eryri’s men and women currently lead their respective 2nd Divisions; and hopefully we can keep the momentum going with a good turnout at Upton on a measured 5 mile race route.
Anybody requiring transport to the event should contact Arwel Lewis: 07772302411. email: for further information. If there is enough interest Arwel will arrange for a mini bus for transport to the event.



Abergele 5 – report & results

North Wales Title for Rob

In the 30th running of the Abergele 5 mile road race on Sunday 30th October, despite finishing 3rd overall in a very good time of 24:41 for the tough undulating course. Rob Samuel won the North Wales Title. Liverpool Harrier John Ashcroft won the event in a course record time of 24:21 ahead of Philip Sesemann (Blackheath & Bromley Harriers) 24:36. In all, as well as Rob, there were 7 Eryri Harriers competing. 7th & 1st Male U/20 Owen Roberts 28:47. 59th & 3rd MV/55 (1st North Wales) Arwel Lewis 33:06. (Arwel won the inaugural event in 1986). 60th Tim Watson 33:15. 77th & 3rd Senior Female Gemma Morgans 34:42. 83rd Steffan Evans 35:22 and 100th Maldwyn Evans 36:28. Eryri’ s men just missed out on the team title by two positions to Buckley Runners. 121 to 123.
A well organised event by Sean McCormack and his Abergele Harriers Team