Massive thanks, as every year, to everyone who was part of making it go smoothly. Trefor Jones, Matthew Fortes, Stuart McDonald, Maggie and Alwyn Oliver and Arwel Lewis all helped with setting up and marking the very wet course, including running around in the days prior making sure the course was clear. Ellie Salisbury, James Harwood and Lesley Lawson did a great job with car parking duties. Iorwerth Roberts, Trefor (again!), Tina Louise McDonnell, Sioned Ellen Rowlands and Eurwyn Edwards donned the hi-vis and marshalled the course, with Mair and Wills, Jenny Heming and Lesley expertly doing the timing and helping at the finish. Cake and a panad from the wonderful Ann Lewis and Karen Jenkinson raised lots of money and paid for the first aiders – the cakes were fantastic, cheers everyone! Special thanks to Siabod Cafe and Theresa Davies for their amazing themed cakes!
Huge well done to all 28 runners too – very challenging conditions for all and a slightly longer race (400m approx. but bet it felt like more through the mud!) for the ladies, O70s and U17men. Hailstones, sunshine, rain, wind, cold all round!
Fantastic achievement from Callum OD who won the first race of the day (MU17)! Andrea Rowlands was first Eryri lady home following a very strong run, followed by Elliw Haf (first XC race, nice one!), Megan Hughes, Helen Blair, Ellie Salisbury, Lesley Lawson, Hayley Turner, Tamsin O’Neil, Alexandra Fletcher, Alison Donnelly, Maggie Oliver, Viv Edwards and Becca Roberts. Geoff Fielding was 77th overall representing the O70s. Well done everyone!
In the second race of the day, having to battle through the churned up mud, Aled Gwyn Owen was 11th, followed by Matthew Fortes in 16th (having spent 3+ hours marking the course in the morning!) followed by Owain Williams, Steve Jones, Emlyn Owen and Craig Jones (having started the race late!). Ben Beachell was next, followed by Arwel Lewis, Derek Weaver, Paul Hodges, Steffan Rhys Evans, James Harwood and Barry Davies. Great job all – fancy coming to Shrewsbury and Oswesty in January/February!?
Keep an eye out on the NWXC league website for full results: http://www.northwalesxc.com/results
Cheers! Becki and Matt
NEXT XC FIXTURES:
NORTH WALES XC CHAMPIONSHIP, Rhug Estate, Corwen, LL21 OEH – pre-entry essential – see NWXC league website.
NEXT LEAGUE FIXTURES – 20th January, Shrewsbury and 3rd February, Oswestry – bus provided, more details to follow.
Black and white photo is amazing whoever took it – thanks!