North Wales XC champs at Rhug Farm on 6th Jan. More details on the North Wales Cross Country League website.
ENTRIES ON THE DAY NOW AVAILABLE
Don’t forget that it’s our annual CHRISTMAS FUN RUN on Sunday, Dec 17th, starting at 11am from The Vic, Llanberis. FANCY DRESS OPTIONAL BUT ENCOURAGED! Registration from 10am. £5 for seniors – to include soup/roll/mince pie & £2 for juniors – to include selection box & drink. Prize for best senior/junior fancy dress & for the person who has the closest guess of Santa’s ‘race’ time. Remember to bring your London Marathon rejection slips – we will be making a draw of the club allocations, so you may yet be lucky……
North Wales XC champs 6th January – pre entry essential
Just a reminder about the North Wales Cross Country championships, pre-entry essential by Friday 29th December. NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY. See attached entry form for more info – this is a great day of cross country running on Saturday 6th January at Rhug Farm, with the added bonus of visiting the farm shop to get some goodies! All welcome, more the merrier
Cheers, Becki (email@example.com)
BANGOR CROSS COUNTRY
Bangor cross-country this weekend was muddy to say the least!
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!
BRITISH ATHLETICS CROSS CHALLENGE – LIVERPOOL
Huge well done to three Eryri Harriers who flew the flag in Liverpool at the British Athletics Cross Challenge 2017-2018 on Saturday this weekend. Rob Samuel was 40th in his race of a strong field of 525 runners. Bronwen Jenkinson was 19th in her category (69th overall) in another strong field of 326 runners. Annabelle McQueen was a brilliant 41st in her U20W race too! Fantastic running and massive well done to you all – it looked tough going in Liverpool as well!
Mike Blake wins the BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year – Unsung Hero Award
So we are finally allowed to officially announce the news that Mike Blake has won the BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year Unsung Hero Award! This means he now goes into the pot with the other nominees from England, Scotland and Northern Ireland and he has got a VIP trip to the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards in Liverpool in December to look forward to – how exciting Mike, so well-deserved award and we are all very proud of you!!!
Veteran fell running organiser Mike Blake is BBC Wales’ Get Inspired Sports Unsung Hero for 2017.