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 (


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:—margam.aspx


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

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:

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:


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 (

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 : or 07789061648