BORDERS LEAGUE – OFF & RUNNING
The first race of the Borders Road Running League 2018/18 Season took place at New Brighton, Wirral on Sunday 14th October and yet again, it was Eryri’s women who outshone the men, at least, they fielded a full team of three while the men were three short of the required seven runners to count!
In the 5 mile, out and back race, Tammy Lewis-Jones led Eryri’s women home in 196th place overall with a time of 34:33 followed by: 235th Helen Blair 36:08 & 378th Allison Donnelly 44:47, Eryri’s women were placed 4th of the 10 teams in Division Two.
Eryri’s men were led home by Border League debutant Eifion Williams in 52nd place with a time of 29:32 (Eifion’s first ever 5mile race) Next in was 68th placed John Davies 29:47 (PB) followed by: 146th Arwel Lewis 32:47 and 395th Roy Jardine 49:25. Eryri’s men had the consolation of not finishing last in their respective 2nd Division with 9th position on the day. There were 411 finishers and but for a slight headwind on the return, weather conditions were very good, dry and cool.
The next race in the Borders League is on Sunday 11th November at Upton, Chester. Another 5 mile race on the Chester Spring 5 race route. NOTE: An early 09:30am start for this one.