Cross Country Update

The final muddy event in the North Wales Cross Country League was held at Oswestry on Feb 6th.

The women`s team were again led home by Becky Taylor, followed by Tammy, Megan and Helen packing closely, then the ever reliable Ellie Salisbury and Maggie. This sealed the first Ladies and Ladies masters team shield and cup, as well as individual awards for Becky Taylor (5th lady), Tammy (1st W45), Helen (2nd W45) and Maggie (3rd W65). Don Williams did not have to run in Oswestry to be awarded the 1st m70, as he won the previous 4 races! (In order to be eligible for an individual award the athlete must run in at least 4 of the 5 events).

Undoubtedly Rob Samuel and Richard Roberts, who won so comfortably at Oswestry, would have had an individual award had they been able to do four rather than three events. Richard was backed by Owen Roberts who finished a superb 8th, then the ever faithful Arwel Lewis and Steve Ll Jones. Even though the men were penalised again for not having a full team, they managed to hold on to the 3rd team award!

Well done to all who competed for the club this year in the league and the North Wales Champs! Congratulations and good luck to Rob Samuel and Bronwen Jenkinson (u20) who have been selected for the UK Inter Counties in Birmingham on March 12th.

Presentation Evening

The event takes place at Lodge Dinorwic (the old school building in Dinorwic at the top of the Fachwen road)on the 26th February 7pm.

Tickets will be £10 for adults and £5 for under 14s and includes a delicious two course meal. Bring your own beer etc as no licence for alcohol.
Tickets will be available from stuart Macdonald and other committee members, also will be available at Moel y Ci and the Oswestry Cross Country.

ROB’S MUDLARK WIN

ROB’S MUDLARK WIN
Rob Samuel followed up his North Wales Cross Country League win at a very muddy Mold last November with another impressive win in yet another mud bath at Baschurch, Shrewsbury on Saturday 16th January in the penultimate race of the 2015/16 season. Rob made light work of the conditions on the 9km course to win in a time of 33:10 followed by Richard Roberts who was comfortable in 2nd place in a time of 34:50 with Owen Roberts also having a good run finishing 10th (1st U/20) 36:26. Unfortunately! Eryri only had the five male club members competing in the Senior/Masters men’s race with the mini bus driver having to run (Arwel Lewis 56th – 42:51) and the ever reliable Steve Llan Jones 110th- 50:43. Still, Eryri were placed 4th on the day and still hang on to 3rd place overall while the Masters were 9th team on the day and currently 6th overall. There were 122 finishers.
Another Mr reliable Don Williams was also a winner on the day with an impressive win in the MV/70 race in a time of 27.21 a good distance ahead of runner-up Arthur Egan (Wrexham) 28:49. Good to see that there were 12 MV/70’s competing.
Eryri’s women, although understrength with 5 club members competing ran well to ensure they are still well placed to win both the senior and Masters Team Titles. Ali Lavender (Oswestry) comfortably won the Women’s 3.2mile race in a time of 21:41 with Becky Taylor leading Eryri’s ladies home in 11th place with a time of 24:19 followed by: 14th (3rd FV/45) Tammy Lewis-Jones 24:31. 17th Megan Hughes 24:58. 19th Helen Blair 25:17 and 60th Alison Donnelly 30:39. There were 85 finishers. Eryri’s women were placed 2nd on the day but remain 1st overall with 185 points ahead of nearest rivals Oswestry (276pts). Eryri’s Masters Women were placed 3rd on the day and also remain 1st overall with 86 points ahead of Oswestry again who have 117 points.
Now for the double for our women’s team at Oswestry on Saturday 6th February for the final race of the season. There will once again be a free mini bus going to the event departing Parc menai at 10:30am.

ROB'S MUDLARK WIN

ROB’S MUDLARK WIN
Rob Samuel followed up his North Wales Cross Country League win at a very muddy Mold last November with another impressive win in yet another mud bath at Baschurch, Shrewsbury on Saturday 16th January in the penultimate race of the 2015/16 season. Rob made light work of the conditions on the 9km course to win in a time of 33:10 followed by Richard Roberts who was comfortable in 2nd place in a time of 34:50 with Owen Roberts also having a good run finishing 10th (1st U/20) 36:26. Unfortunately! Eryri only had the five male club members competing in the Senior/Masters men’s race with the mini bus driver having to run (Arwel Lewis 56th – 42:51) and the ever reliable Steve Llan Jones 110th- 50:43. Still, Eryri were placed 4th on the day and still hang on to 3rd place overall while the Masters were 9th team on the day and currently 6th overall. There were 122 finishers.
Another Mr reliable Don Williams was also a winner on the day with an impressive win in the MV/70 race in a time of 27.21 a good distance ahead of runner-up Arthur Egan (Wrexham) 28:49. Good to see that there were 12 MV/70’s competing.
Eryri’s women, although understrength with 5 club members competing ran well to ensure they are still well placed to win both the senior and Masters Team Titles. Ali Lavender (Oswestry) comfortably won the Women’s 3.2mile race in a time of 21:41 with Becky Taylor leading Eryri’s ladies home in 11th place with a time of 24:19 followed by: 14th (3rd FV/45) Tammy Lewis-Jones 24:31. 17th Megan Hughes 24:58. 19th Helen Blair 25:17 and 60th Alison Donnelly 30:39. There were 85 finishers. Eryri’s women were placed 2nd on the day but remain 1st overall with 185 points ahead of nearest rivals Oswestry (276pts). Eryri’s Masters Women were placed 3rd on the day and also remain 1st overall with 86 points ahead of Oswestry again who have 117 points.
Now for the double for our women’s team at Oswestry on Saturday 6th February for the final race of the season. There will once again be a free mini bus going to the event departing Parc menai at 10:30am.

ROB’S MUDLARK WIN

Rob Samuel followed up his North Wales Cross Country League win at a very muddy Mold last November with another impressive win in yet another mud bath at Baschurch, Shrewsbury on Saturday 16th January in the penultimate race of the 2015/16 season. Rob made light work of the conditions on the 9km course to win in a time of 33:10 followed by Richard Roberts who was comfortable in 2nd place in a time of 34:50 with Owen Roberts also having a good run finishing 10th (1st U/20) 36:26. Unfortunately! Eryri only had the five male club members competing in the Senior/Masters men’s race with the mini bus driver having to run (Arwel Lewis 56th – 42:51) and the ever reliable Steve Llan Jones 110th- 50:43. Still, Eryri were placed 4th on the day and still hang on to 3rd place overall while the Masters were 9th team on the day and currently 6th overall. There were 122 finishers.
Another Mr reliable Don Williams was also a winner on the day with an impressive win in the MV/70 race in a time of 27.21 a good distance ahead of runner-up Arthur Egan (Wrexham) 28:49. Good to see that there were 12 MV/70’s competing.
Eryri’s women, although understrength with 5 club members competing ran well to ensure they are still well placed to win both the senior and Masters Team Titles. Ali Lavender (Oswestry) comfortably won the Women’s 3.2mile race in a time of 21:41 with Becky Taylor leading Eryri’s ladies home in 11th place with a time of 24:19 followed by: 14th (3rd FV/45) Tammy Lewis-Jones 24:31. 17th Megan Hughes 24:58. 19th Helen Blair 25:17 and 60th Alison Donnelly 30:39. There were 85 finishers. Eryri’s women were placed 2nd on the day but remain 1st overall with 185 points ahead of nearest rivals Oswestry (276pts). Eryri’s Masters Women were placed 3rd on the day and also remain 1st overall with 86 points ahead of Oswestry again who have 117 points.
Now for the double for our women’s team at Oswestry on Saturday 6th February for the final race of the season. There will once again be a free mini bus going to the event departing Parc menai at 10:30am.

ROB'S MUDLARK WIN

Rob Samuel followed up his North Wales Cross Country League win at a very muddy Mold last November with another impressive win in yet another mud bath at Baschurch, Shrewsbury on Saturday 16th January in the penultimate race of the 2015/16 season. Rob made light work of the conditions on the 9km course to win in a time of 33:10 followed by Richard Roberts who was comfortable in 2nd place in a time of 34:50 with Owen Roberts also having a good run finishing 10th (1st U/20) 36:26. Unfortunately! Eryri only had the five male club members competing in the Senior/Masters men’s race with the mini bus driver having to run (Arwel Lewis 56th – 42:51) and the ever reliable Steve Llan Jones 110th- 50:43. Still, Eryri were placed 4th on the day and still hang on to 3rd place overall while the Masters were 9th team on the day and currently 6th overall. There were 122 finishers.
Another Mr reliable Don Williams was also a winner on the day with an impressive win in the MV/70 race in a time of 27.21 a good distance ahead of runner-up Arthur Egan (Wrexham) 28:49. Good to see that there were 12 MV/70’s competing.
Eryri’s women, although understrength with 5 club members competing ran well to ensure they are still well placed to win both the senior and Masters Team Titles. Ali Lavender (Oswestry) comfortably won the Women’s 3.2mile race in a time of 21:41 with Becky Taylor leading Eryri’s ladies home in 11th place with a time of 24:19 followed by: 14th (3rd FV/45) Tammy Lewis-Jones 24:31. 17th Megan Hughes 24:58. 19th Helen Blair 25:17 and 60th Alison Donnelly 30:39. There were 85 finishers. Eryri’s women were placed 2nd on the day but remain 1st overall with 185 points ahead of nearest rivals Oswestry (276pts). Eryri’s Masters Women were placed 3rd on the day and also remain 1st overall with 86 points ahead of Oswestry again who have 117 points.
Now for the double for our women’s team at Oswestry on Saturday 6th February for the final race of the season. There will once again be a free mini bus going to the event departing Parc menai at 10:30am.

North Wales XC Championship

The North Wales Cross Country Champs will be held at Rhug Farm, Corwen on Saturday 30th January.

The entry form is on the North Wales Cross country website and entries have to be in by Monday January 25th.

Cross Country Update

Blwyddyn Newydd Dda  – Happy New Year!

A reminder to the cross country stalwarts of the looming fixtures!

The fourth Cross country league meeting will be held at
Walford College, Baschurch SY4 2HL, Shrewsbury on Saturday January 16th while the final fixture and prize giving is at Oswestry, as usual, on Saturday February 6th. There will be a minibus going to both events – details to follow.

The North Wales Champs is on Saturday 30th at Rhug Farm, Corwen and the Welsh Masters Champs is on February 27th at Singleton park, Swansea.

Cross country is great fun in the mud and a good way to get back to fitness after the festive excesses! Please consider coming to support your club.

For further details contact Maggie Oliver  (Becki`s stand-in!) 01286 871494

Builth Wells Inter-regional XC champs

Well done to the 9 Eryri Harriers who once again battled the weather running for North Wales at the Inter-regionals in Builth Wells on Saturday.
Gethin Davies, running for the U15 boys, came in a strong 30th and helped the North Wales team to 3rd position. In the U17s mens race, Ryan Owen also ran brilliantly coming in 11th in a strong field of 35 runners, bringing the North Wales team an amazing gold medal! Annabelle McQueen was also 14th in the U17 women’s race – brilliant efforts from all of our younger athletes!
Beckie Taylor ran very well and was a 11th overall in the Seniors/Masters Womens race of 87 runners, with Tammy Lewis-Jones coming in 24th (2nd WV45), Helen Blair coming in 34th (6th WV45), Annie Williams coming in 59th (19th, running in the WV45 category) and 3rd team overall, fantastic! In the Men’s race, Richard Roberts also had a fantastic run coming in an amazing 6th overall, with Dewi Owen also running very well, coming in 31st in a field of 117 runners!
Well done everyone for making the trip down and for your efforts on the day!Full results here: http://www.welshathletics.org/media/957312/ir-xc-2015-results-programme.pdf