Fron Four results – 4th counter in the WFRA North Wales Series
Next counter is Moel Hebog on 24th June.
It was a good day out for youth and veterans alike at this year’s Pipe Dream, with two under 23’s in the top three (one of them under 18), but crowned by a Vet 40. Felipe Jones (v40) of Sarn Helen and clubmate Sion Price (u23) travelled a long way to take the top two slots, with Felipe having no trouble with a nearly two minute margin by the end, smashing John Parkinson’s v40 record in the process.
Not so easy behind him, as Max Dunford (u18) running for St Davids College, narrowly beat John P for the final podium position.
Eryri’s Miranda Grant had no trouble winning the ladies, with a strong performance leaving her three minutes clear of Sian Williams of Hebog. Lois Lee (u18) of St Davids took 3rd.
Great to see some young blood doing well in what is a sea of v40’s these days. Thanks go to Math Roberts for encouraging and facilitating the St Davids College pupils to attend. No doubt they will be making further appearances this season.
One notable performance this year came in the form of Steve P Jones. SPJ absolutely destroyed Alan Duncan’s 2013 v60 record by 2.01 minutes, finishing 11th overall in the process and only 12 seconds behind Miranda. One to watch for this year’s British Champs perhaps?
Pictured are John Parkinson climbing well up the initial pipe incline, with Miranda battling hard behind. And Gary PJ enjoying himself in his new Eryri cycle top!
North Wales Title for Rob
In the 30th running of the Abergele 5 mile road race on Sunday 30th October, despite finishing 3rd overall in a very good time of 24:41 for the tough undulating course. Rob Samuel won the North Wales Title. Liverpool Harrier John Ashcroft won the event in a course record time of 24:21 ahead of Philip Sesemann (Blackheath & Bromley Harriers) 24:36. In all, as well as Rob, there were 7 Eryri Harriers competing. 7th & 1st Male U/20 Owen Roberts 28:47. 59th & 3rd MV/55 (1st North Wales) Arwel Lewis 33:06. (Arwel won the inaugural event in 1986). 60th Tim Watson 33:15. 77th & 3rd Senior Female Gemma Morgans 34:42. 83rd Steffan Evans 35:22 and 100th Maldwyn Evans 36:28. Eryri’ s men just missed out on the team title by two positions to Buckley Runners. 121 to 123.
A well organised event by Sean McCormack and his Abergele Harriers Team
Every club member is invited to attend the Club Annual General Meeting, to be held as follows:
Date: Tuesday 8th November
Venue: Padarn Hotel, Llanberis
It’s your opportunity yo have a say on how the club is run, and… Free food!
Two course meal provided with veggie/gluten free main available.