NWXC Final results.

NWXC league – final fixture results

Women’s teams win the league with the men in 4th!

Well it’s the end of the North Wales Cross Country League 2016-17 – it was such fun and great to get in some good hard running over the winter, thanks everyone!

Really well done to ALL who supported the club and the XC teams this season across the 5 fixtures, you have all made such a valuable contribution, whether it is running, supporting, driving, taking photos, ‘baby’sitting, marshalling, helping, baking cakes! Full report to follow but here’s a run down of today at Oswestry XC…full results will be posted here: http://www.northwalesxc.com/seniorsresults.htm

15 Eryri Harriers jumped the fence, ploughed through the bog, sped along the grassy sections and climbed up the hill in the far field – huge well done to Richard Roberts, Russell Owen, Arwel Lewis, Steffan Rhys Evans, James Harwood, Eurwyn Edwards and Steve Jones in the men’s race and Andrea Rowlands, Annabelle McQueen, Tammy Ddrwg Lewis-Jones, Helen Blair, Becki Law, Megan Hughes, Ellie Salisbury and Maggie Oliver.

MASSIVE CONGRATULATIONS to both ladies teams (seniors and vets) for retaining the title again this year – you have all made such an effort and ran your socks off, very, VERY well deserved! Andrea Rowlands was also a fantastic second overall in the league and second in the V40 category, Tammy Lewis-Jones who was an amazing 1st in the V45 category, Ellie Salisbury was a brilliant 2nd V55 and Maggie Oliver was 3rd over 65 too – fantastic running all season ladies!

HUGE WELL DONE also to the men’s teams who all have also put in massive efforts to run hard, represent the club and keep the team going! Overall results to follow, but looking like 4th position for both teams, with fantastic individual results for Russel Owen and Arwel Lewis who were a fantastic 1st and 2nd V55 overall across the league. Really well done to all of you, you are all brilliant!

It is important to note that all of the results above are overall, across the whole season and represent a continued strong commitment, which is great to see! Bring on next year….get it in the diary (dates out in April), IT’S A GREAT FOCUS FOR OCTOBER – FEBRUARY/MARCH and ALL WELCOME to join the team. Becki Law: bex85@msn.com


Very sad to hear about the sudden death of Emrys Jones (Cybi Striders) after a short illness aged 58. The club sends its sincere condolences to his family and many friends. Ems was very well respected and liked on the running circuit and will be very sadly missed by all who knew him.

His funeral is on Saturday 28th January, a public service at St Cyngar’s Church Llangefni at 11:30am. Donations in memory of Ems will be kindly accepted towards Ysbyty Gwynedd’s Alaw Ward and Macmillian.


Further details – come and join in on Saturday 28th January!
See link below for details for this year’s North Wales XC Championships which are being held next Saturday (28th January) at the Rhug Estate near Corwen. You need to register before running (£9 on the day) for this one but otherwise, it’s another brilliant team cross country event, a great chance to stretch your legs on a cross country course, with team and individual awards on the day! There are also junior race categories (£1-£4 according to category) which is brilliant, see form for more details and any queries let me know

Cheers, Becki (bex85@msn.com)


Annual Club Presentation/Social Evening

Don’t forget that the annual Club Presentation/Social evening will take place on Sat 11th Feb (Moel y Ci race day) at the Padarn Lake Hotel, Llanberis. Let’s ensure there’s plenty of us there to witness & congratulate our 2016 season award winners & make it an evening to remember!

Padarn Lake Hotel
7 for 7.30pm, Sat 11th February
Hot food, great company & presentation of club awards
Ticket price: £12/under 14s £6
Contact Ellie Salisbury : ellierocknrun@gmail.com or 07789061648

Shrewsbury XC

Hi everyone, Happy New Year!

First NW cross country of 2017 is next Saturday 14th January at Walford College, Baschurch, Shrewsbury SY4 2HL – please let me know if you would like a space on the FREE bus for the FREE race! First pick up from Parc Menai at 10.30am (wheels rolling) with various pick ups along the A55 depending on who we are picking up. Likely return around 6.30ish to Parc Menai. Look forward to seeing you there – perfect chance to get the New Year off to a good start both individually and for the XC teams! Any queries, let me know: bex85@msn.com. Cheers, Becki Law

Remaining XC league fixtures 2017

All welcome, free event with free minibus

Hope you had a very Merry Christmas everyone! Just a quick reminder of the remaining two fixtures in the North Wales Cross Country League – Shrewsbury on 14th January, and Oswestry on 4th February. A free minibus will be going to both (please let me know if you would like a space) and events are open and free of charge to anyone who is a first claim member of Eryri Harriers.

As always, all welcome and everyone helps regardless of speed/experience, come and join the team in 2017!

See link for NWXC info and current team and individual standings (http://www.northwalesxc.com/) – the women are still leading the way and maintain their 1st place lead in both the senior and masters ladies categories. Eryri’s senior men have moved up to ‘podium position’ 3rd place which is brilliant and the masters men are now 4th which is great too.
The more the merrier – just let me know if you would like to run or have any queries, and Happy New Year! 🙂

Becki (bex85@msn.com)

Inter-regional cross country championships in Brecon

Helen helps the NW team to second

Well done to all runners who represented North Wales at the Inter-regionals yesterday in Brecon – it was muddy as it should be, but drier than expected and a varied course.

Matthew Fortes made an excellent debut for North Wales and ran a consistently strong 3 laps coming in 41st overall and 17th out of the 35 in the MM35 category. In the same 9.4k race, Arwel Lewis also had a strong run and came in 90th overall and 6th out of the 29 in the MM55 category. Well-run, determined laps by both – really well done!

Annabelle McQueen ran in the U17 girls category and worked together with her team mates and came in a brilliant 14th overall, with 3 of her team mates coming in 15th, 16th and 17th – well done ladies!

Becki Law and Helen Blair ran 2 laps of the 6.2k course and came in 41st and 46th, with Helen avoiding any calf problems AND helping the North Wales MV45 team to second place – brilliant effort!!!!

Really nice event to bring together lots of the people you see at the league events, but all wearing the same vest – well done everyone!

Special mention to Matthew Fortes for driving the Eryri people down to Brecon and back – star!




Welsh Inter XC

Welsh inter-regional cross country championships this weekend

Lots of Eryri runners selected to run

Not everyone can make the trip but a huge well done to the 18 Eryri Harriers who were selected to run for North Wales in the Inter-regional cross country championships in Brecon this weekend.

Eryri men – Rob Samuel, Paul Wathan, Matthew Fortes, Richard Roberts, Russell Bentley, Gary Porter-Jones, Russel Owen, Arwel Lewis

Eryri women – Annabelle McQueen, Tammy Lewis-Jones, Helen Blair, Annie Williams, Ellie Salisbury, Andrea Rowlands, Megan Hughes, Louise Emery-Jones, Becki Law, Bronwen Jenkinson.

Well done all and best of luck to those who are running at the weekend! 😊