16 Eryri Harriers competed in the Abergele 5 Mile Road Race (North Wales Championships) at Pensarn on Sunday 3rd November.
Leading the way for Eryri was Ian Edwards who was still feeling the effects of last weeks Snowdonia Marathon on the out and back race route which included a small climb near halfway. Ian finished 19th overall and 1st North Wales M/35 in a time of 29:25. With the event also being the penultimate race of the Eryri Road Running Championships, best of 6 from 12 events. Ian is now guaranteed the club’s road running title with maximum points (150) 27th placed Gemma Moore was next in for Eryri, 2nd female overall and taking the North Wales title in a time of 31:26 followed by: 28th & 3rd MV/45 Nic Brook 31:17(chip). 30th Arthur Connell 31:47. 36th Catherine Connell 32:11. 41st & 1st Under 20 female overall & North Wales Jody Cain 32:53. 42ns Anthony Davies 33:07. 64th & 1st MV/60 overall and North Wales Arwel Lewis 34:52. 107th Eurwyn Edwards 38:37. 129th Kate Potter 40:23. 158th & 159th Paul & Gemma Wathan 43:20. 161st Katie Wilby 43:48. 183rd Viv Edwards 47:44. 189th Roy Jardine 48:46 & 217th Iorwerth Roberts 69:39.
Owen Roberts (Hebog) won the event in a close finish ahead of Mick Hill (Leeds City) in a course record time of 25:16 with Mick clocking 25:19. Hannah Cowley (Helsby RC) was the first female finisher in a time of 29:33 which is also a course record which she set when winning the event last year.
The Eryri Harriers women of: Gemma Moore, Catherine Connell, Jody Cain & Kate Potter won the team title.
Well done all.
A well organised Abergele Harriers race.
Reminder: BORDERS ROAD RUNNING LEAGUE RACE 2 next Sunday 10th November at Connahs Quay (Deeside Stadium) with an earlier time of 09:30am. With both the Eryri men’s and women’s teams leading their respective Division 2 tables after our “Home” event at Caernarfon last month, lets keep our promotion push going for the remainder of the season.