Cross Country dates 2018/19

Next season cross country dates for the diary

Cross country dates for next year’s league as as follows, some venues still to be confirmed. No Bangor/Eryri fixture this year due to uncertainty around work on Treborth playing fields, but still promises to be a great season where all are welcome to join the teams!

Saturday 6th October 2018 – Baschurch, Shrewsbury
Saturday 20th October 2018- Colwyn Bay venue to be confirmed but not Llandudno
Saturday 10th November 2018- Wrexham
Saturday 12th January 2019 – Northop
Saturday 2nd February 2019 – Oswestry
Saturday 20th October 2018 – Colwyn Bay
Saturday 10th November 2018 – Wrexham
Saturday 1st December 2018 – Bangor
Saturday 5th January 2019 – Corwen (doubles up as Championships)
Saturday 5th January 2019 – North Wales Cross Country Champs – Corwen

Lastly, and more details to follow on this, but just a reminder that I won’t be standing for re-election at this year’s annual general meeting, so if you are interested in taking on this great role on the committee (I’ve really enjoyed it!), just drop me a line for more info, very happy to help and it will be easier this season as no home fixture to organise  Cheers, Becki Law (

Provisional XC dates


Saturday 6th October – Baschurch, Shrewsbury

Saturday 20th October – Colwyn Bay venue to be confirmed but not Llandudno

Saturday 10th November – Deeside venue to be confirmed

Saturday 12th January – Wrexham

Saturday 2nd February – Oswestry

The North Wales Cross Country Champs will be on Saturday 5th January at Corwen

Junior Cross Country League Dates are: 

Saturday 20th October – Colwyn Bay

Saturday 10th November – Deeside

Saturday 1st December – Bangor

Saturday 5th January – Corwen (doubles up as Championships)


Grahame Till

Dear Eryri Harriers
My Father Grahame Till ran with the eryri harriers in the early years of his running both marathon and fell .
He wore his colours with pride
I have to sadly tell you , my Dad passed away 10/4/2018 .
If you could let your longest serving members know as they would have known my father.
I have attached a photo and details of the funeral.

Till, Grahame Albert,

April 10th 2018, peacefully at his home in Tyddyn Gyrfa, Cemaes, aged 73 years.
Beloved husband of the late Sheila. Loving father of Jane and Michael. Father in law of Adam. Proud grandad to Natalie and Charlotte. Son of Gladys. Dear brother of Cath. Grahame will be sadly missed by all of his family and friends.
Public service at St Patrick’s Church, Cemaes, Thursday 19th April at 12:30pm followed by committal at Bangor Crematorium at 2:15pm. Family flowers only but donations kindly accepted in memory of Grahame towards Hospice at Home. Enquiries care of the funeral directors Arwel and Ieuan Hughes of John Hughes & Son, Britannia, Machine St, Amlwch Port, LL68 9HA. Tel: 01407 830461

Intercounties XC in Loughborough – Saturday 10th March

Intercounties XC in Loughborough – Saturday 10th March

Last weekend at the prestigious UK Counties Athletics Union championships, Eryri Harriers Callum O’Donnell and Tom Wood represented North Wales at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough – many congratulations to both for fantastic running amongst very strong competition – Tom was 106th and Calum was 145th in a field of 281 U17s from all of the UK counties.

Here are the results:

UK Counties Athletic Union – Cross Country

UK Counties Athletic Union incorporating: Track & Field Outdoor & Cross Country Championships

This event marks the final cross country fixture of the year so very well done to everyone who has run in the league, championships, or has been selected for and/or ran for the county or country this year – it’s been a brilliant season!

Thanks, Becki 🙂

Club Presentation Eve Update

We plan to go ahead with the Club Presentation Eve on Saturday evening in the hope that the worst of the Beast from the East will have passed. Paul at Caffi Moel Siabod is planning to open as normal tomorrow (Fri) & Sat, & the info we have re. the forecast for Sat eve is as follows: ‘No weather warnings. Dry. Temperature zero.’ Therefore get your glad-rags ready – we will rock!!


(If there are any significant changes to Saturday evening’s weather predictions, & we feel it’s wiser to cancel the event, I will post here by mid morning on Sat)

Welsh XC championships – Swansea

Welsh XC championships – Swansea
HUGE WELL DONE! Bronwen JenkinsonTammy Ddrwg Lewis-Jones, Helen Blair and James Blair were down in sunny (yay!) Swansea this weekend competing in the Welsh cross-country championships. Bronwen was an amazing 5th overall (1st U20W) and brilliant to see Tammy back running in the XC to come in 34th (5th FV45), closely followed by Helen Blair in 35th who was 2nd V50 in the Welsh Champs – really fantastic efforts and results everyone! James Blair also had a great run (and sprint finish apparently!) in the Primary boys race and came 44th (and nearer to the front than the back!). You guys are awesome, very well done. See link for results and great group photo from Neale Lewis-Jones below – thank you!


Club Presentation Evening

Will be held at Moel Siabod Cafe on 3rd March at 7.oopm

£15 per adult £5 per junior Hot buffet and dessert. Tickets from Ellie 07789061648

Oswestry XC

Oswestry XC – trophies for the overall league

Final cross-country league news and we have brought back the senior and masters ladies winners trophies again and we have also managed to stay in Division 1 – well done to EVERYONE who took part this year!

We had a super 6 strong team of men at Oswestry with Richard Roberts having a fantastic battle with third place and came in second overall, withMatthew Fortes coming in 16th overall, followed by Russell Owen (52nd), Ben Beachell (70th), Arwel Lewis (77th) and Eurwyn Edwards (128th).

The ladies also had a fantastic turn out with Bronwen Jenkinson coming in first lady, followed by Miranda Grant in (4th), Andrea Rowlands (5th), Becki Law, Helen Blair, Ellie Salisbury and Viv Edwards. Huge congratulations to all who took part across the league this year.

There were some fantastic overall individual performances in the league too with Matthew Fortes coming second in the V40 category. Andrea Rowlands was 3rd senior lady overall in the league and 1st V40. Helen Blair was 3rd in the V45 category and Viv Edwards was 2nd in the V60 category.

This is fantastic to see as it is hard enough completing enough races in the league, but also amongst a high standard of runners. Really nice to see the hard work pay off – congratulations everyone! Becki

Special award for Arwel – congratulations

Special award for Arwel – congratulations

Very proud of and grateful to longstanding club member Arwel Lewis who was awarded the wonderful Arthur Bebbington Trophy for ‘Special Endeavour’ and contribution to the North Wales Cross Country League at this years league presentation. This is extremely well-deserved as he is without doubt an amazing contributor to the league having sat on committees for Wales, North Wales, ran for Wales and North Wales in XC events all over the place, refereed XC events, having completed at least 100 XC league races, as well as all of the other things he regularly does voluntarily for the club (and others), including arranging and driving the bus to and from many events! I’m sure there is even more he has done which he has just got on and done, and continues to do, without us knowing. Huge congratulations Arwel from everyone, this is fantastic! 

— with Bernie Jones.