CAERNARFON 10K – NORTH WALES CHAMPIONSHIPS – SUNDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER: There was double success for Eryri with Gwyn Owen winning the event in a time of 33:51 and Catherine Connell finishing 15th overall and 1st Female in a time of 40:16. (AS both entered on the day, they were not eligible for the North Wales titles!) Running in a clockwise direction so that the runners would have the wind on their backs for the 4k stretch along the Foryd, Gwyn Owen was content to sit in for the first couple of miles before striding out and pulling away from the field for the win, his third win in the event. In all, there were 16 Eryri Harriers competing: 4th Alun Vaughan 35:26 (Good to see Alun back competing once again) 9th Eifion Williams 37:22. 16th Ali Chant 40:36. 22nd Arwel Lewis 41:58. 26th Rhys Ap Elwyn 42:48. 33rd Gary Porter-Jones 44:23. 39th Steffan Evans 45:05. 47th (2nd FV/50) Helen Blair 46:15. 53rd Maldwyn Evans 47:08. 60th Ali Thomas 48:12. 79th Kate Potter 50:09. 134th Roy Jardine 65:19. 137th Iorwerth Roberts 66:43 and 138th Hazel Robbins 67:18.
Thank you to all the event helpers. Ann & Sharon (of course) Mike Blake (as usual) Setting up the finishing funnel and dismantling, lead vehicle as well as a turn on the Mike! Debbie Evans (Coed Helen Caravan Park followed by a few other duties!) Rhys Lewis & Eilir Evans (Coed Helen Road-Bryn Seiont right turn followed by a few more duties for Eilir) Moi Jones, Llanfaglan right turn. Alan Wyn Williams (Right Turn into the finish field) RAF Air Cadets Caernarfon (5k Water Station & finish field – chip removal) RunWales – Chris Yorke – Chip Timing. Medi-Tec Ltd – First Aid. Caernarfon Bowling Club for the use of the pavilion and Heather (Coed Helen)
Gwyn Owen had warmed up for the event with successive Penrhyn Parkrun wins on 28th July – 17:12 and 4th August – 16:58. John Parkinson won the 18th August event in a time of 18:42.