Busy Paul and Gemma

Paul Wathan has been very busy racing recently! On Friday 31st March, Paul won the Marsh Tracks 5k at Rhyl in a time of 16:10 with his partner Gemma 3rd female with a time of 19:32.
On Saturday 8th April, Paul won his 26th Conwy Parkrun in a time of 16:34.
On Sunday 9th April, Paul won the Denbigh 10k in a time of 35:11 while Gemma was the first female finisher in 42:42.
On Wednesday 12th April Paul finished 6th in the Chester Spring 5 with a PB time of 26:55.
On Easter Saturday 15th April, Paul finished 2nd in the very windy Llandudno Easter Promenade 5k Dash with a time of 16:39 with Gemma 2nd female in a time of 19:46.


7 Eryri Harriers completed the tough 8.5 mile event on Saturday 22nd April with leading the club’s runners home in 7th place overall in a time of 64:26 followed by: 7th Ian Stevens 64:45. 12th (2nd MV/40) Huw Owen 67:01. 16th (1st MV/50) Arwel Lewis 68:09. 25th (3rd MV/50) Paul Hodges 72:17. 33rd & 2nd Female Elliw Haf 75:05 and 59th Maldwyn Evans 84:10. There were 177 finishers in the well organised event held in warm and sunny conditions.


7 Eryri Harriers completed the London Marathon on Sunday 23rd April with pride of place going to Rob Samuel who broke the long standing club Marathon record time of 2:22:01 set by Tegid Roberts at Dublin in November 1988. Rob finished 36th overall (Including the elite) in a superb time of 2:21:41 and he was still disappointed not to get under 2:20! Next time Rob! Paul Wathan also had a very good run to finish in a time of 2:44:49 having been working all week in the Marathon Expo for HOKA! with Emlyn Owen pleased to finish under 3hrs in a time of 2:58:29 having paced it very well with a half way time of 1:27:37. Next in for Eryri was Gemma Morgans in a PB time of 3:10:55 followed by: Nia Gwynn 3:24:07. Emyr Gibson 3:34:47 and Stephen Williams 3:40:10.
Well Done All
The Ballot for next year’s London Marathon opens on Monday 1st May until 5pm Friday 5th May.

BORDERS LEAGUE RACE 6 – Sunday 9th April. 11am Start

BORDERS LEAGUE RACE 6 – Sunday 9th April. 11am Start
The 6th and penultimate race of the Borders Road Running League 2016/17 Season takes place this Sunday at New Brighton, Wirral. Postcode: CH45 2PB. A flat 5.2 mile out and back course which is free to run for all Eryri Harriers.


There were PB’s for Paul Wathan and Gemma Morgans once again at the 10 mile distance this time. Paul finished 2nd overall in a time of 55:55 while Gemma finished 2nd female in a time of 67:42. There were 406 finishers.
In the Half Marathon, Eurwyn Edwards finished 3rd MV/65 in a time of 1:40:47.
On the previous day at the Penrhyn Castle Parkrun, Ali Chant and his dog just missed out on winning the event by a second and that was despite a couple of detours off course mainly due to the event being run in the opposite anti-clockwise direction! There were 194 finishers.

CHESHIRE 10K and Conwy Parkrun

CHESHIRE 10K 26th March

There were 1303 finishers in the event where Paul Wathan recorded a PB for the distance by 21 seconds while finishing 12th in a time of 33:28 with Jason Parry-Jones also achieving a PB in 40th place with a time of 36:39 as did Gemma Morgans in 114th place overall with a time of 41:24.
The previous day, Paul Wathan recorded another Conwy Parkrun win in a time of 16:57 while Gemma Morgans finished 3rd female in 20:41. Paul Jones finished 3rd in 18:43. There were 252 finishers.
Over at the Penrhyn Castle Parkrun, Tammy Lewis-Joes finished 12th overall of the 191 finishers and 1st female in a time of 21:31. Arwel Lewis was the first male Eryri finisher in 5th place with a time of