Llandudno XC Report

Llandudno cross country – great turn out in storm conditions

Well done everyone on what sounded like a pretty epic cross country last weekend in Llandudno. Massive well done to all and thanks to Stuart McDonald and Mike Blake (and anyone else who was there!) for the support on the field too. And what a great turnout considering the weather!

The junior races in the morning saw Eryri’s James Blair coming a fantastic 20th in his U11 boys race and Efa and Mabli Baines coming 10th and 11th in the U13Girls race – da iawn guys, brilliant efforts all round – hope you enjoyed it.

Rob Samuel, in his debut in the league this year raced well through the mud to win the overall – fantastic run and well done! Russell Owen also braved the storm and had a great run coming in 35th overall and 2nd V55. Paul Jones, Stephen Jones (1st V60 – well done SPJ!), Ben Beachell and Gary Porter-Jones, followed by Barry Davies and Harri Roberts also ploughed round the course, brilliant effort everyone. In the men’s teams, we have now moved up to 5th place overall for the seniors, and 4th place in the masters – brilliant.

A fantastic run from the everstrong Don Williams meant he came second overall in the O70 category too – it is definitely worth mentioning that there were ELEVEN OVER 70’s running around in Storm Brian last Saturday and two of them were OVER 80 – hands up who wants to be like them when you are older!

Huge well done to the ladies too – Andrea Rowlands had a brilliant run, coming in 3rd overall, followed by the Eryri stalwart ladies Megan Hughes, Helen Blair, Annie Williams, Ellie Salisbury, Alison Donnelly and Maggie Oliver all braving the elements and enjoying the fun! In the ladies teams we are now in 3rd for the seniors and 2nd in the masters. Well done everyone!

Next fixture is on Saturday 25th November in Bangor, more details to follow but dust off your baking trays and start thinking about cake baking! We need LOTS! And we need helpers/marshalls and runners too – let me know if you can help.



Llandudno XC

Llandudno XC this weekend

Join in and support the Eryri teams

While you are all inspired by last weekends relays, here is a quick reminder about another team event – the XC on Saturday this weekend at the lovely St David’s College, Llandudno! Same format as last time – first race at 2pm (all ladies, U17 and O70 men) followed by the second race at 2.45 pm (all other mens categories). All welcome to join in! Junior races in the morning too.

Current team positions after one fixture:
Ladies – 2nd in the Senior and Masters category
Men – 6th in in the Senior and 7th in the Masters category

Please let me know if you can make it. Matt and I won’t be there this weekend as we are at a wedding so go get them Eryri! 

See website for more details: http://www.northwalesxc.com/fixtures


Becki (bex85@msn.com)

Wrexham Cross Country

Free bus for Wrexham cross-country this weekend

All welcome, come along to run and support the teams

The first fixture of the cross country league is in Wrexham this Saturday – please let Becki Law know if you would like a space on the bus (email: bex85@msn.com, mob: 07922968636) or if you have any queries – all Eryri members very welcome to join the teams – we are looking particularly low on men at the moment so anyone out there who fancies a good blast please do come along! Any second claim members, email me to check.

Bus leaving Parc Menai, Bangor at around 11.30am (provisional, will confirm), with pick-ups along A55 according to need. Returning to Bangor area for around 5.30/6pm. Women/under 17 men and over 70 men, 2pm start, approx 5k. All other mens categories, 2.45pm start, 8-10k. Free to run, just turn up and wear your Eryri vest. Great team atmosphere, look forward to seeing you! Junior league is on in the morning too – see website for details.

More details on the league here:




XC, that time of year!

Hi everyone!

Just a quick reminder that it’s not long until the first race of the cross country season – Saturday 7th October.

ALL first claim runners for Eryri Harriers welcome to join the men’s and women’s teams no matter what your ability – the more the merrier! It’s free of charge, a good ‘tempo’ run out, a change from running on the roads or fells, and a great opportunity to take part in this fantastic team event – no need to enter, just bring your Eryri vest.

Details: Ysgol Morgan Clwyd, Wrexham LL13 9NG, all women sections plus Under 17 Men and Over 70 Men at 2.00pm (approx. 5k) with the Under 20 Men, Senior Men and all Male Masters, 40-69, to follow at 2.45pm (approx. 10k).

A reminder also of the junior league – the first race is also on Saturday 7th October in the same place, registration from 9.30am with first race at 10.30am. £3 entry on the day.

Please see North Wales Cross Country League website for more details and following fixtures: http://www.northwalesxc.com/
Minibuses for Shrewsbury and Oswestry fixtures.

It would be great to know if you are planning to run, feel free to contact me with any queries or if you need a lift 🙂

Look forward to seeing you there,
Becki (bex85@msn.com)

p.s. Contact me if you are a second claim Eryri and want to run.

Dates for this year’s XC league

All welcome!

Hi everyone,

It’s time to get the dates for this the 2017/18 cross-country season in the diary! As was said by one of our members – ‘summer performance is made in the winter’ – the cross-country season is perfect for that – it keeps you going competitively over the winter months as there’s quick, tough ‘tempo’ running for those that want it alongside all-welcoming team spirit no matter what your ability.

If you are interested but not sure what it’s all about, please feel free to get in touch.

A few other key points – we arrange a FREE minibus to all away league events, and entry is also FREE. The first race starts at 2pm (ladies, U17 men and over 70s – approximately 5k) and the second race for all other mens categories starts at 2.45pm (approximately 8-10k). You must be a fully paid up member of Eryri Harriers to take part (2nd claim members contact me for info) but other than that you can just turn up and run!

Here is last year’s roll call of contributors to last year’s league (including marshalls) – huge well done everyone, looking forward to this years league – the more the merrier so come and give it a go!
Arwel LewisMatthew FortesRussell OwenGary Porter-JonesPaul WathanEurwyn EdwardsEmlyn Owen, Paul Jones, Steve JonesSteffan Rhys EvansAled Gwyn OwenRob Samuel, Maldwyn Evans, Hugh O’Donnell, Anthony Forest BethellRory O’DJames HarwoodJames McQueen, Dilwyn Rowlands, Stephen Jones, Don Williams, Tammy Ddrwg Lewis-JonesAndrea RowlandsEllie Salisbury, Megan Hughes, Louise Emery-Jones, Becki Law, Maggie Oliver, Helen Blair, Annie Williams, Jennifer WilliamsonAlexandra FletcherBecca RobertsMiranda GrantAnnabelle McQueenHayley Turner, Alison Donnelly, Maggie and Alwyn Oliver, Stuart McDonaldNeeNee LJ, Ann Lewis, Sharon Owen, Karen Jenkinson, Mike BlakeSioned Ellen RowlandsTina Louise McDonnellAnthony Paul DaviesTamsin O’Neil, Iowerth Roberts, Sue and Eric Roberts, Mair and Wills.

See dates below – we are hosting on 25th November – advance warning of CAKES for this one please, and helpers needed 

Saturday 7th October 2017 – Wrexham
Saturday 21st October 2017 – Llandudno
Saturday 25th November 2017 – Bangor
Saturday 20th January 2018 – Shrewsbury
Saturday 3rd February 2018 – Oswestry

The North Wales Cross Country Champs are on Saturday 6th January. There is also a junior league, dates to be confirmed, will keep you posted.


Becki (bex85@msn.com)


Annabelle’s Welsh team selection

Home Countries Cross Country International

Huge WELL DONE and GOOD LUCK to one of Eryri’s Annabelle McQueen who has been selected to run for Wales in the Home Countries Cross Country International this weekend – this is following a brilliant performance at the Welsh Schools National Cross Country championships last weekend where she came 8th – such fantastic news and we are all very proud – good luck and enjoy Annabelle, you deserve it!

Results and report to follow when available. See link for event details:


Three Eryri Harriers represented North Wales in the event and they all ran very well with Annabelle McQueen finishing 82nd out of 282 in the U/17 women’s 5k race in a time of 22:36.
In the senior women’s 8k race; Bronwen Jenkinson finished 64th in a time of 33:06 with Tammy Lewis-Jones acquitting herself very well to finish 217th in a time of 38:19. There were 261 finishers.
Well Done to them all.

Welsh XC champs success for Tammy

Welsh XC champs success for Tammy

5 Eryri athletes selected for inter-counties

Huge well done to Tammy Lewis-Jones who earned herself a fantastic bronze medal at the Welsh XC championships last weekend in Swansea! Brilliant effort on a muddy course to come 22nd overall and 3rd lady V45 in an excellent time of 28.28.

Tammy is also one of our athletes seleted to run for North Wales in this years Intercounties XC championships in Loughbourough on 11th March which is brilliant and she is joined by Annabelle McQueen, Bronwen JenkinsonAndrea Rowlands and Miranda Grant have also been selected which – not everyone can run but well done ladies and good luck next weekend!

Tammy Welsh Champs