GEMMA’S (WINDSWEPT) NORTH WALES TITLE
Gemma Moore was Eryri’s star performer at the windswept Rhyl 10 mile (North Wales Championships) race on Saturday 22nd February. The event was also a club counter in our Road Running Championships, only the 2nd to date following two postponements due to the weather.
548 competitors braved the gale force winds at Sunny Rhyl for the out and back 10mile event to Prestatyn and back. Running the bad weather route did not make much of a difference, wind assisted all the way to Prestatyn before the turnaround and the battle against the wind and once on the seashore, the windswept sand.
Shaun Jackson (Chester Tri) won the event in a time of 56:35. The first Eryri Finisher was 12th placed (North Wales Gold Medal MV/35) 59:05 followed by: 15th (North Wales Silver Medal MV/45) Nic Brook 60:10. 21st (North Wales Silver Medal MV/35) 62:35. 30th (North Wales Senior Silver Medal) Keiren Jones 65:18. 33rd (North Wales Bronze Medal MV/45) Michale Coyne 66:26. 46th and North Wales Overall 10 mile Champion; Gemma Moore 69:07. 56th (North Wales Gold Medal MV/60) Arwel Lewis 71:01 & 454th (Gold Medal MV/70) Roy Jardine 1:51:25.
Well done to everyone who braved the gale force winds and the event organisers: RunWales for putting the event on in challenging weather conditions.
Following weeks of race cancellations including the Nick Beer 10k and the Wrexham Half Marathon, both of which were Eryri Road Running Championship events. The Nick Beer 10k has been re-arranged for Saturday 7th March and will remain a club road running championships event. The Wrexham Half Marathon has been cancelled altogether for this year with those entered been given the options of:
Virtual Half Marathon (in your own time). Run the 13.1 miles distance in your own time, wherever you want and then send us evidence. We will then post the magnificent 2020 giant antique bronze finish medal to you. Please follow the instructions when entering the virtual race. Or
Transfer Your Entry to either: Colshaw Hall 10k (Knutsford) on Sunday 10th May, Helena Tipping Wrexham 10k on Sunday 27th July or our Bartletts Farndon 10k on Sunday 27th September. All three of these fantastic events are classic races with full road closures, the most up to date chip-timing and amazing bespoke medals.
To transfer to the virtual race or to one of the three 10k races then please CLICK HERE
This must be completed by 23:59 on Saturday 29th Feb
Club Championships update after two events – Rhyl 10mile points with points overall in brackets:
Dilwyn Powell_Jones 25 (50)
Nic Brook 22
Ian Edwards 20 (40)
Keiren Jones 19
Michael Coyne 18
Gemma Moore 17 – 25 (50) 1st Female
Arwel Lewis 16 (39)
Roy Jardine 15 (23)