Colwyn Bay XC 19/9

Details including maps here 

Message from organising club.

Hi All,

Please find attached course maps for both junior league and senior league races this coming Saturday for circulation within your clubs.

Please park in Eirias Park and access only on foot to race start following signs for race taking footpath (up steps) to the right as you exit the main gates.

There are changing rooms and showers in the main leisure centre if required. There will be portaloos and a refreshments available in the main field.

I look forward to seeing you all on Saturday.

Russell Godwin
Colwyn Bay Athletic Club

 

Wrexham XC

Dry and reasonably warm conditions ensured a good turn out for Eryri last Saturday in Wrexham. The ladies team are currently in first place, the four men that ran had great results but we need a few more of you in Colwyn Bay to count!
The next fixture is Colwyn Bay on the 19th of October both juniors and seniors.
It’s great fun, really sociable and good for the speed work!

2019/20 Cross Country Fixture list.

5th October-Shrewsbury
19th October- Colwyn Bay
23rd November- Dolgellau
11th January- Wrexham
1st February- Oswestry

North Wales champs -4th January in Northrop

Juniors will be held at Colwyn Bay on 19th October
Dolgellau on 23rd November
Bangor on 7th December
North Wales champs in Northrop on the 4th January

Club Presentation Evening Report

The Club Presentation Evening 09/03/2019:

Well, a great evening was had by the 42 of us who attended the annual club presentation evening on Saturday evening. The Split Willow did us proud with their excellent food, the trophies went down very well, & Russell Bentley’s address was interesting & thought-provoking. Just such a shame that from a membership of 200+, only 36 actual members were there to enjoy the social & acknowledge all the many achievements…

Huge congrats to the following winners:

Mountain Running:

Men

1st Gavin Roberts, 2nd Matt Fortes (v40), 3rd Craig Jones

1st V50 Russell Owen

1st V70 Alwyn Oliver

2nd v 70 Geoff Fielding

Ladies

1st Nia Albiston (v40), 2nd Andrea Rowlands (v40)

1st V50 Ellie Salisbury

1st V70 Maggie Oliver

Road:

Men

1st Arwel Lewis

2nd Steffan Evans

3rd Iorwerth Roberts

There were no ladies who had completed sufficient champs races

Cross Country:

Men

1st Matt Fortes

2nd Ben Beachell

3rd Russel Owen

 

Ladies

1st Elliw Haf

2nd Tammy Lewis-Jones

3rd Miranda Grant

Special Awards:

Outstanding Contribution to the club – Dyfed Whiteside Thomas

Angela Brand-Barker Ladies Mountain Running Special Achievement Award – Elliw Haf

Dewi Tomos Junior Award – Callum O’Donnell

Outstanding Athlete Award – Bronwen Jenkinson

Rory O’Donnell Most Improved Male Runner Award – Nic Brook

 

A big thanks is in order to our very generous sponsors:

X-Ray Minerals – SPJ

Cwmni Da – Dylan Huws

Joe Brown

Mafon Llanberis

Caffi Siabod – Paul Hodges

DMM Climbing

Welsh National Cross Country Championships

The Welsh National Cross Country Championships were held last weekend in Pembrey Country Park, Llanelli.

Well done to the Eryri U17 men – Callum (8), Louis (9) and Eden (14) who followed Osian Perrin (Menai T&F) & Tomos Land (C’Bay) around the sandy flat, except for near vertical sand dunes, partly wooded course in the warm spring sunshine.   Including some felled tree trunks to break up the flat, a sea breeze, and the longer course than NW XC League races it was tougher than first impressions suggested.  The sunshine and lack of mud were a total and pleasant contrast to the Welsh inter-regional XC held in December.

In the Senior Ladies, the few North runners had good performances in their age groups – Ceri Cook (Buckley) 2nd FV50; Helen Blair 3rd FV50; Anne Mynott (C’Bay) 3rd FV55; Jane Lindley (Buckley) 6th FV50.

Menai T&F, Maldwyn, Colwyn Bay and Deeside had junior runners out in force, doing their best to prevent all of the trophies going to southern clubs.

Well done everyone who made the journey.  See the Welsh Athletics website for full results.  http://results.welshathletics.org/2019_XC_WELSH_CHAMPS_PEMBREY/23022019/

CLUB PRESENTATION EVENING

CLUB PRESENTATION EVENING

 

The annual Club Presentation Evening will be held on Saturday, 9th March, 7 for 7.30pm at the Split Willow Restaurant, Llanfairfechan, LL33 0PA.

The ticket price is £13 for seniors & £5 for U14s, to include a hot buffet, the presentation of last season’s awards & what’s likely to be an informative & amusing address by Russell Bentley.

All members, their partners, friends & families are welcome – it would be great to have everyone out to celebrate the success of the club’s champions & heroes/heroines……

To purchase tickets, please go to http://www.fabian4.co.uk/default.aspx?EventID=2301, or for further info, contact Ellie Salisbury at ellierocknrun@gmail.com  (07789061648)

Club Presentation Evening

Notice for your diaries: The Club Presentation Evening will be held on Sat, 9th March (Pipe Dream race day) in Llanberis, or within easy driving distance of Llanberis. All the usual stuff, including buffet/bar/presentation of awards to last season’s winners/surprise guest speaker etc etc. Everyone welcome. Venue/ticket price TBC in the next few days once the committee has made its decision on various quotes & options, so watch this space for a further announcement very soon…..

 

Welsh Inter-regional championships, Llandrindod Wells

Welsh Inter-regional championships, Llandrindod Wells

Eryri representing North Wales

9 Eryri Harriers made the trip down to Llandrindod Wells to wear the North Wales vest in a VERY muddy (see excellent action shots from NeeNee LJ!) Welsh Inter-regional cross-country championships. Teams selected from North, South, East and West Wales competed against each other in typically difficult December conditions – massive congratulations everyone!

Anwen Hockley was 30th position in the U13 girls race, helping the North Wales team to a bronze medal – fantastic Anwen, well done! Tom Wood was an amazing 4 place overall in the U20 mens race, also leading his team home to bronze medals. Lleucu Angharad was 24th in her U17 ladies race and helped her team to a North Wales team GOLD!

In the senior mens event, Gavin Roberts and James Bowden carrying on their great season so far to have brilliant runs in a competitive field of 157 runners, coming in 36th and 46th respectively. In the ladies race, Miranda Grant was a fantastic 6th overall and 2nd FV35, followed by Elliw Haf who came in a very strong 20th overall and 13th senior lady. Tammy Ddrwg Lewis-Jones was 45th and Helen Blair was 77th overall, both helping to bring the North Wales FV45 team home with silver medals – brilliant ladies, well done! Full results available here: http://results.welshathletics.org/.

Callum O’Donnell also ran on Saturday 24th November at the 3rd event of the British Athletics Cross Challenge at Liverpool’s Sefton Park, coming in 89th in the U17 men’s category – these events include high-quality athletes from across the UK, top job Callum!

Lastly, pre-entries are open until 28th December for the North Wales champs at Rhug farm on Saturday 5th January, see link: https://www.northwalesxc.com/fixtures, followed by the penultimate league fixture on Saturday 12th January at Northop.

P.S. This is my last post as XC secretary before handing over to Alexandra Fletcher and Geoff Fielding next weekend who I know will do a fantastic job! I’ve loved it so just wanted to say thank you and a HUGE well done to everyone who has been part of it over the last 4-ish years – running, helping, driving, sorting equipment, plus more! I love the cross-country – a combination of hard-won competitive endeavour combined with brilliant team spirit, I also love this quote (cheers Martin Green for sharing!). Look forward to seeing you at the next race!