There was a course record of over 350 finishers in the Caernarfon 10k Borders League race on Sunday 13th October, the first race of the 2019/20 season.
The Eryri Harriers were out in force in their “Home” Borders League race with 38 club members competing in very wet conditions. Leading the way for Eryri was Matt Roberts, in a tight tussle all the way around the anti-clockwise race route with the Borders League 2018/19 champion, Joe Boden (Wallasey) Matt held off Joe to win the race in the 2nd fastest time run on the 10k course in a Borders league event, of which. there have been ten to date. Matt was just a few seconds ahead of Joe, both finishing under 32 minutes. (Full race results to be confirmed) Eryri’s men had 11 finishers in the top 100, and 25 finishers in all: 1st Matt Roberts (Matt’s 2nd win in a Border League race on the Caernarfon 10k race route – 2015 – 32:39) 17th Callum O’Donnell. 22nd Louis Guest. 33rd (former Borders League champion – 2012/13)) Brendan Rothery. 35th Sion Kelly Williams. 41st Ian Edwards. 45th Dilwyn Powell Jones. 49th Eden Potter. 59th Jon Davies. 73rd Arthur Connell. 77th Dyfed Whiteside-Thomas. 116th Ali Chant. 127th Guto Rhys. 135th Anthony Davies. 140th Emlyn Roberts. 143rd Rhys Ab Elwyn. 151st Arwel Lewis. 196th Emyr Davies. 213th William Evans. 214th Eurwyn Edwards. 236th Gwyn Moseley. 295th Maldwyn Evans. 297th Don Williams. 298th Alistair Brow n and 337th Roy Jardine.
Not to be outdone, 13 Eryri Harriers women completed the race led home by 74th placed overall, Catherine Connell followed by: 91st Gemma Moore. 104th Katie Reynolds. 132nd Elliw Haf. 148th Jacky Artist. 185th Helen Blair. 225th Lucy O’Donnell. 257th Emily Wood. 265th Kate Potter. 286th Katie Wilby. 309th Nia Meleri Edwards. 317th Alison Donnelly and 331st Viv Edwards.
Several Eryri Harriers made their debuts in the Borders League at Caernarfon today and hopefully, it will inspire them to continue supporting the League. The next race is being organised by Deeside AC on Sunday 10th November with a 11am start.
Results and full Borders Road Running League fixtures information at:http://www.bordersleague.
A special mention to all the event helpers today, it was not just the runners who were drenched to the skin today! At least, there was very little wind and there were quite a few PB’s (Personal Bests) achieved today. Well done everyone.