MOEL EILIO (12.8km/915m) – NORTH WALES REGIONAL MOUNTAIN RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIPS

MOEL EILIO (12.8km/915m) – NORTH WALES REGIONAL MOUNTAIN RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIPS

LLANBERIS – SATURDAY 26th MAY 2018 – NORTH WALES REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP MEDALISTS

Matthew Roberts (Calder Valley) and Jennifer Charlton (Eryri Harriers) were the inaugural winners of the Welsh Athletics. North Wales Regional Mountain Running Championships which were incorporated into the annual Moel Eilio race at Llanberis on Saturday 26th May. Weather conditions were overcast, but very warm for the tough, 12.8km event which involved 915mtrs of climbing. Matthew Roberts (1:06:32) was a clear winner of the race ahead of Felipe Jones (Sarn Helen) 1:10:05 with Jennifer Charlton. 1:25:35 also enjoying a healthy lead ahead of Hayley Evans (Buckley) 1:30:40.

1st & North Wales Regional Mountain Running Champion – Matthew Roberts (Calder Valley) 1:06:32

2nd Gavin Roberts (Eryri Harriers) 1:11:00

3rd Ifan Richards (Meirionydd RC) 1:11:06

SENIOR FEMALE

1st Hayley Evans (Buckley RC) 1:30:40

2nd Helen Morgan (Eryri Harriers) 1:37:59

3rd Rebecca Massey (Deestriders) 1:43:54

CATEGORY MEDALISTS

MALE VET/40

1st Matthew Fortes (Eryri Harriers) 1:16:46

2nd Brian Wills (Eryri Harriers) 1:22:25

3rd John Parkinson (Eryri Harriers) 1:22:40

FEMALE VET/40

1st & North Wales Regional Mountain Running Champion: Jennifer Charlton (Eryri Harriers) 1:25:35

2nd Helen Morgan (Eryri Harriers) 1:37:59

3rd Rebecca Massey (Deestriders) 1:43:54

MALE VET/50

1st Russell Owen (Eryri Harriers) 1:17:03

2nd Steve Toogood (Buckley RC) 1:22:56

3rd Arwel Lewis (Eryri Harriers) 1:27:12

FEMALE VET/50

1st Ellie Salisbury (Eryri Harriers) 1:52:32

MALE VET/60

Not Contested

FEMALE VET/60

1st Meinir Hughes (Abergele Harriers) 2:11:37

 

MALE VET/70

1st Emyr Davies (Hebog) 1:45:11

2nd Alwyn Oliver (Eryri Harriers) 1:50:24

FEMALE VET/70

1st Maggie Oliver (Eryri Harriers) 2:06:07

Full Race Results at: https://www.facebook.com/rasmoeleilio/photos/pcb.2083178238370648/2083176498370822/?type=3&theater

Thank you, and Well Done to Jayne Lloyd and her crew for the well organised event.

Borders League update

Borders League update – its now official, and we have the trophy to prove it, between us, (Lesley Lawson, Ali Donnelly, Becky Law, Jenny Heming, Megan Hughes, and me), the Eryri Ladies avoided any penalty points by having a complete team at each of the six races, so won the

for 2017/18 by 515 points. Well done everyone, and also to Arwel for his third place in the MV55 category.

For a complete set of results see www.bordersleague.org.uk

SNOWDONIA HALF MARATHON

SNOWDONIA HALF MARATHON

Four Eryri Harriers were amongst the 632 finishers in the tough Snowdonia Half Marathon at Llanrwst on Sunday 20th May, an event which included a steep 1 in 7 climb after 11miles! Weather conditions were quite warm and sunny as the runners made their way into Gwydir Forest, past Llyn Geirionydd, Llyn Crafnant to Trefriw and back to the finishing line in Llanrwst. Eryri were led home by Arwel Lewis in 23rd position overall and 1st MV/55 with a time of 1:41:36 followed by: 32nd Huw Owen 1:43:43. 67th Guto Rhys 1:48:41 and 84th Steffan Evans 1:51:32. The event was won by North Wales Road Runners Martin Green in a time of 1:22:54.

Another well organised Run Wales event.

Full Results: http://my6.raceresult.com/73704/

Ultra Trail Snowdonia

Ultra Trail Snowdonia – 50 miles and 5,500m climb

Well done to Matthew Fortes and Paul Jones for their outstanding performances in the 50 mile Ultra Trail Snowdonia Race with 5,500m (!) of climb – the weather was clear and sunny but still boggy in places due to rain the night before. Matt was 6th overall (13h31m) and Paul was 26th (16h04m) – really amazing running all round, legs are feeling it today….!? Action shot courtesy of Russel Owen and Matthew at the finish. Well done to everyone who took part! 

WELSH TRAIL TITLE FOR ROB

WELSH TRAIL TITLE FOR ROB
 
Rob Samuel was in imperious form once again in winning the Welsh Trail Running title at Devils Bridge, Aberystwyth on Saturday 5th May.
On a very tough, Half Marathon race route run in very warm and sunny conditions, Rob led from the start to win in a time of 1.27.59 ahead of 2nd placed Daniel Bodman (Aberdare) 1.32.57. Arwel Lewis finished 15th overall in a time of 1.56.51.
In the Red Kite junior races, Calumn O’Donnell finished 10th in the under 17 boys race with a time of 22.39.

Full event results will be published on:

Yorkshire 3 peaks race report

Just as Lou Beetlestone was starting her fantastic Paddy Buckley round, five Eryri Harriers were starting the prestigious 24 mile Yorkshire 3 peaks race along with 780 other runners. It’s tough underfoot with limestone slabs, some longish flat sections and steep climbs, all made up for with near-perfect weather and fantastic race atmosphere!

Well done all – Eryri was led home by Matthew Fortes in 36th overall (3h25m, 5th V40) followed by Richard Roberts in 113th (3h47m), Sarah Harley (4h7m, 22nd female), Paul Hodges (4h39m, 449th) and Ali Thomas (4h47m, 67th female).

Apologies didn’t get any pics but here’s one at the end before it got too chilly, also with Sian and Dylan from Hebog!

Sub 3 for Andrea

SUB 3 HOUR MARATHON FOR ANDREA

Andrea Rowlands was amongst the 3405 finishers in the inaugural Newport Marathon on Sunday 29th April where she finished 52nd overall and 2nd female in a time of 2:58:56, only her second ever sub – 3 Hour Marathon while Rhys ap-Elwyn finished 379th overall in a time of 3:28:10.

Provisional XC dates

PROVISIONAL DATES HAVE BEEN SET FOR THE 2018/19 CROSS COUNTRY SEASON:

Saturday 6th October – Baschurch, Shrewsbury

Saturday 20th October – Colwyn Bay venue to be confirmed but not Llandudno

Saturday 10th November – Deeside venue to be confirmed

Saturday 12th January – Wrexham

Saturday 2nd February – Oswestry

The North Wales Cross Country Champs will be on Saturday 5th January at Corwen

Junior Cross Country League Dates are: 

Saturday 20th October – Colwyn Bay

Saturday 10th November – Deeside

Saturday 1st December – Bangor

Saturday 5th January – Corwen (doubles up as Championships)

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