Borders Road Running League

The Eryri Harriers are about to embark on their 20th season in the Borders Road Running League with the first fixture at Capenhurst this Sunday 1st October 2017. 11am Start. A measured 5 mile race route.
Since being relegated from the 1st Division following the 2012/13 season, Eryri’s men have not really made a promotion push while Eryri’s women, but for a brief season in Division one and a couple of Improvers Trophy wins, have yet to be a force in the League.
There are 7 (Seven) races in the league which are free to compete in for all the club’s athletes who are in the league. All races except for the final event start at 11am. The last race of the season is a midweek fixture which starts at 7:30pm.
Borders Road Running League Fixtures 2017/18

October 1st: Ellesmere Port (Capenhurst)

November 12th: Chester Tri (Upton)
December 3rd: Wallasey (Birkenhead Park)
January 14th: Abergele (Pensarn)
March 4th: Tattenhall
March 25th: Wrecsam Tri (Mold)
April 25th: Deestriders 7.30pm

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XC, that time of year!

Hi everyone!

Just a quick reminder that it’s not long until the first race of the cross country season – Saturday 7th October.

ALL first claim runners for Eryri Harriers welcome to join the men’s and women’s teams no matter what your ability – the more the merrier! It’s free of charge, a good ‘tempo’ run out, a change from running on the roads or fells, and a great opportunity to take part in this fantastic team event – no need to enter, just bring your Eryri vest.

Details: Ysgol Morgan Clwyd, Wrexham LL13 9NG, all women sections plus Under 17 Men and Over 70 Men at 2.00pm (approx. 5k) with the Under 20 Men, Senior Men and all Male Masters, 40-69, to follow at 2.45pm (approx. 10k).

A reminder also of the junior league – the first race is also on Saturday 7th October in the same place, registration from 9.30am with first race at 10.30am. £3 entry on the day.

Please see North Wales Cross Country League website for more details and following fixtures: http://www.northwalesxc.com/
Minibuses for Shrewsbury and Oswestry fixtures.

It would be great to know if you are planning to run, feel free to contact me with any queries or if you need a lift 🙂

Look forward to seeing you there,
Becki (bex85@msn.com)

p.s. Contact me if you are a second claim Eryri and want to run.

Caernarfon 10k report and results

SUNDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER 2017 – START 11am

 What a difference a day makes! After a glorious, sunny Saturday on the Foryd in Caernarfon, the following day was a bit of a washout to say the least! Still, 149 competitors completed the Caernarfon 10k on a very wet Sunday morning with the race going in a clockwise direction this year to make good use of the following wind along the Foryd (Aberforeshore) After torrential rain in the early hours and early morning, by the 11am race start time, the rain had eased to a bit of a drizzle though there were quite a few large puddles along the race route, it was quite warm and decent running weather.

Tom Roberts (Meirionydd) made his intentions clear from the start as he led from the off and was a clear winner and North Wales 10k Champion in a time of 32:41 ahead of Dean Longley (Prestatyn) 33:47 and Owen Roberts (Unattached) 35:01. The female North Wales title went to Annie Bagnall (Prestatyn) who finished 24th overall in a time of 39:35. For the first time ever in the event, the first Eryri Harrier to finish was a female runner in Gemma Morgans who finished 29th overall and 2nd female with a time of 40:48 ahead of 31st placed Gary Young – 41:12, 32nd Steffan Evans – 41:22. 36th & 3rd female finisher, Elliw Haf – 41:56. 37th John Davies – 42:03. 61st Maldwyn Evans – 46:00. 69th Chris Hoult – 47:17. 85th James Harwood – 49:22. 134th Roy Jardine – 63:17 & 142nd Iorwerth Roberts – 64:30.

Thank You to everyone who helped out at the event ensuring it was a successful North Wales 10km Championship race, despite the weather.

ARWEL LEWIS

RACE ORGANISER

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