Clwydian Sheeptracks race

Clwydian Sheeptracks race
Clear, sunny and windy conditions for great new race!

Matthew FortesMartin Cliffe and Sarah Harley all ran in the new Clwydian Sheeptracks race which is tough, undulating and at least 17 miles (+a bit more depending on your route choice). Very clear weather meant visibility was pretty much perfect, but route choice/navigation was still tricky in places and definitely ‘off the beaten track’. Fantastic new race (I have to admit, I just did some walking/cheering and sampled the lovely cakes with my mum and dad – next year hopefully!) and fantastic results with Matthew coming in second overall (1st vet), Martin Cliffe coming in 12th (4th V40) and Sarah coming in 2nd overall lady! Brilliant efforts! – provisional results and photos courtesy of SJ photography/Clwydian sheeptracks photography – thank you 


Welsh XC championships – Swansea

Welsh XC championships – Swansea
HUGE WELL DONE! Bronwen JenkinsonTammy Ddrwg Lewis-Jones, Helen Blair and James Blair were down in sunny (yay!) Swansea this weekend competing in the Welsh cross-country championships. Bronwen was an amazing 5th overall (1st U20W) and brilliant to see Tammy back running in the XC to come in 34th (5th FV45), closely followed by Helen Blair in 35th who was 2nd V50 in the Welsh Champs – really fantastic efforts and results everyone! James Blair also had a great run (and sprint finish apparently!) in the Primary boys race and came 44th (and nearer to the front than the back!). You guys are awesome, very well done. See link for results and great group photo from Neale Lewis-Jones below – thank you!



There was another PB for Catherine Connell in the latest Penrhyn Parkrun on Saturday 24th February in dry conditions for a change, finishing 7th overall in a time of 19:09 (19:13). There were 229 finishers.


5 Eryri Harriers were amongst the 1,874 finishers in the Village Bakery Half Marathon at Wrexham on Sunday 25th February. On a dry, cold and sunny day, with only a slight breeze. Tom Charles (Trafford) led everyone home in a time of 68:42 with 35th placed Sophie Cowper (Rotherham) the first female finisher in a time of 77:25. First home for Eryri was 190th placed John Davies with a PB time of 87:46 (Previous PB – 93:28) followed by: 230th Arwel Lewis 89:27. 248th Jennifer Charlton with a PB time of 89:54 (93:31). 300th Jonathan Ervine, also with a PB time of 91:53 (94:21) and 380th Steffan Evans 95:14.
The event was the third counter in the Eryri 2018 Road Running Championships, the 4th counter of the 10 events is the Borders League 5 mile race at Mold on Sunday 8th April with a 11am start. Best 5 scores from 10 to count.
1st – 25pts
2nd – 22pts
3rd – 20pts
4th – 19pts then one point less per finisher – 5th – 18pts. 6th 17pts. etc.

Borders Road Running League – Caernarfon 10k

13 Eryri Harriers represented the club in the Borders Road Running League – Caernarfon 10k on Sunday 18th February.
On a dry and warmer day than the usual cold weather of late, running in a anti-clockwise direction up the Aber-Foreshore and into a slight breeze, race times were quicker compared to the last time a Border league race was held on the course on 9th October 2016. First into the Coed Helen Playing Fields finishing area was Deestriders Gareth Williams in a good time of 32:19 followed by Stephen Skates (Presatyn) 32:52 with Ricky Challinor (Buckley) 3rd in a time of 33:30. The first female finisher was Amie Bagnall (Prestatyn) 38:49 ahead of June Swift (Helsby) 39:20 with former two time winner of a Borders League 10k race in Caernarfon, Sarak Kearney (Wirral) 3rd in a time of 39:57.
The first Eryri finisher was 31st placed Arthur Connell in a time of 36:59 followed by: 83rd John Davies 40:04. 95th Steffan Evans 40:48. 110th Ali Chant 42:06. 112th (2nd MV/55) Arwel Lewis 42:09. 117th Guto Rhys 42:23. 118th Math Llwyd 42:25. 136th Gary Porter-Jones 43:41. 141st Ashley Wager 44:06. 148th and our first female finisher Becki Law 44:27. 163rd Megan Hughes 45:21. 167th Helen Blair 45:27 and 218th Jenny Heming 49:19. There were 298 finishers.
On the day, Eryri’s women finished 4th in their 2nd Division while Eryri’s men placed 5th in their respective 2nd Division. In the overall standings with three races to go: Eryri’s women are currently placed 4th while Eryri’s men moved off the bottom of the table one place up to 8th in their respective 2nd Divisions. Eryri’s women are currently running away with the Improvers Trophy of the 17 teams competing in the league. Well Done to All.
The next race is at Tattenhall on Sunday 4th March with a 11am start.

Thank you to everyone who helped out on the day:
Ann & Sharon of course!
Mike Blake – Finishing area layout, lead vehicle & general dogsbody including dealing with a sewerage leak!!
Timekeepers – Glen Grant & Dave Edwards
Position Tokens, distribution – Pam Grant
Finishing area water distribution – Elen Jones (Cybi)
Heulwen Thomas – Refreshments
Half Way Water Station – Eilir & Debbie Evans
Course Marshalls:
Catherine Connell
Eurwyn Edwards
Rhys Lewis
Rob Mackey (Buckley)
Karl Sadler
Jeff Thomas
Alun Vaughan

Borders Road Running League Caernarfon

SUNDAY 18th FEBRUARY at 11:00am
A free 10k race for all Eryri athletes and club’s athletes registered with the Borders League.
Turn up in your Eryri vests and, RUN!
I am still on the look-out for a few Marshalls please, if anyone is available?
For more information, Please contact Arwel Lewis: 07772302411

Nick Beer 10k

In very blustery and cold but dry conditions at the annual Nick Beer 10k on Sunday 11th February, 34 Eryri Harriers completed the event circling the Great Orme and almost being blown off their feet in the process! The race was the first counter in the club’s Road Running Championships and also incorporated the Welsh 10k & Inter Regional Championships.
Bronwen Jenkinson continued with her impressive form from last year in winning the Welsh 10 title in a time of 38:56 followed by the improving Catherine Connell in 34th position overall & 2nd Female with a time of 39:45 while Andrea Rowlands landed the FV/40 title finishing 4th female overall in a time of 41:04. Eryri were led home by 16th placed Paul wathan in a time of 37:35 followed by:20th Matt Fortes 38:14.
In all, there were 639 finisher in the event won by Stockport Harrier Andy Davies 32:36.
Full Eryri Harriers Club Positions/Times

Club Presentation Evening

Will be held at Moel Siabod Cafe on 3rd March at 7.oopm

£15 per adult £5 per junior Hot buffet and dessert. Tickets from Ellie 07789061648