Christmas Fun Run

Sunday 18th Dec. Start 11am. Registration and start at Victoria Hotel, Llanberis.

Junior fun run.

£5, soup, roll & mince pie, kids £2, they get a selection box and fruit drink

Bangor XC report

 

Bangor XC – fantastic team effort running and helping

Podium positions for individuals and teams!

Bangor XC on Saturday 26th November – what a great big team effort the day was – it simply could not have happened without the many people who helped with Eryri’s hosting of the 3rd fixture in the North Wales Cross Country League.

Maggie and Alwyn Oliver, Stuart McDonald and Matthew Fortes were up at the ‘crack of dawn’ helping to mark the course and then still managed to run/marshall/babysit/help with carparking/take the course down at the end. Ann, Sharon Owen and Karen made sandwiches and cakes and completely and utterly just sorted the lovely refreshments, Mike Blake and Arwel Lewis made sure we had the equipment we needed and the wonderful Iorwerth Roberts, Sioned Ellen Rowlands, Tina Louise McDonnell, Anthony Paul Davies, Ellie Salisbury, Tamsin O’Neil, Sue, Eric (Becca Roberts’s Mum and Dad and Jed the marshalling dog) marshalled the sunny but also muddy and cold course. Many thanks also to Mair and Wils for sorting the timesheets, St Johns for the first aid cover and last but definitely not least, Bernie Jones for race refereeing and Dave Williams for his support too. Big shout out to all of you cake-bakers out there too and Moel Siabod cafe – thank you – I believe there were actually a few left this year and went with runners to the relays the following day!

Big drum roll also for the cake takings too – we made a grand total of £306.10 for the club which will cover the cost of the playing fields and first aid and the spread also got a mention in Bernie’s report so great job everyone!

Now to Eryri’s results, well done to all who took part – it was very tough going on the muddy course but there were some absolutely amazing results!

In the first race of the day, Miranda Grant was an amazing 2nd overall in her first cross country race for 6 years, very closely followed by Andrea Rowlands in fantastic 3rd! Ever-strong ladies were next, with Tammy Ddrwg Lewis-Jones (23rd and 2nd V45) followed by Louise Emery-Jones (41st), Ellie Salisbury, Annie Williams (1st and 2nd V55), Jennifer Williamson (63rd), Alexandra Fletcher (84th), Alison Donnelly (89th), Becca Roberts  (92nd) and Maggie Oliver (94th) – brilliant effort ladies! Don Williams was 63rd overall in the same race too – well done Don!

In the men’s race, Rob Samuel literally flew round making the mud look like tarmac and was a brilliant 1st place!! Paul Wathan was next in 15th and then Matthew Fortes in 26th! Then Paul Jones (30th, 4th V40) followed by Russell Owen (1st V55), Emlyn Owen (58th), Arwel Lewis (2nd V55), Gary Porter Jones (68th) and Maldwyn Evans (124th) – fantastic team effort by all!

Here is a link to the results: http://www.northwalesxc.com/seniorsresults.htm

Let’s keep it up with a good turn-out at the two remaining fixtures post-Christmas J Next league fixtures will have a FREE minibus going – nice and social and lots cheaper (free in fact!), see below for details and let me know if you want a space:

14 January 2017  Walford College, Baschurch, Shrewsbury SY4 2HL
4 February 2017  Marches School, Oswestry, SY11 2AP

There is also the North Wales championships on 28th January in Corwen.

Let me know if any queries and looking forward to the next one.

Cheers and happy festive season! Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda!

Becki (bex85@msn.com)

 

 

 

Bangor cross country on Saturday 26th November

Hosted by Eryri Harriers – cakes and helpers please 🙂

Quick reminder about BANGOR CROSS COUNTRY this coming Saturday 26th November, first race at 2pm (women, U17s and MV70s) and second race at 2.45pm (all other men) – hosted Eryri Harriers! Look forward to seeing lots of you there running, supporting and helping if possible.

We need CAKES, CAKES, CAKES please to Ann/Sharon/Karen at the pavillion and also HELPERS – if you can help on the day please send me a message to let me know. We need a couple more people to assist with marking the course (10am meet if you can make it that early), a few more marshalls for during the race (from 1.30-ish onwards) and the more the merrier for helping take down the markers at the end of the men’s race. Otherwise, please come along and enjoy running and the team atmosphere!

Looking forward to it and any queries, drop me a message on facebook, or an email: bex85@msn.com.

Many thanks! Becki Law

Welsh cross country vest for Annie William

Team bronze medal in Glasgow!

Eryri Harriers’ masters athlete Annie Williams was selected to represent Wales in the W55 category at the British and Irish Masters Cross Country Championships at Tolcross Park, Glasgow last weekend (12th November). In field of the best cross country athletes across the country, Annie ran fantastically to help the Welsh team to a brilliant bronze medal, ahead of Ireland and Northern Ireland. On a ‘lovely upsy-downsy, quite springy course with bright and clear weather’, Annie was a fantastic 14th in her category, 136th overall and 3rd counter for the Welsh team in what was a race of a very high standard – well done Annie for representing Wales at such a high level! Special mention should also go for Annie’s logistical efforts in getting to the event which involved driving (a lot), flying there and back in a day and setting up a jewellery stall at a craft fair in between!  See link below for overall results:

http://scottishmastersathletics.webnode.com/products/british-irish-masters-international-2016-results/

Great video to get a feel for the event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mw2X0njZkWU

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(Annie in the middle, photo with thanks to Scottish Veterans Harriers Club; https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=717230161768857&set=a.717230055102201.1073742291.100004456382355&type=3&theater)

Very well done Annie!

Llandudno XC

Fantastic team and individual results at Llandudno XC on Saturday – a brilliant turn-out with Eryri working hard and moving up the standings!

Second race of the day but ‘men first’ this time to celebrate such a great turn-out. It was great to see Gwyn Owen (1st MV40 and 10th overall) and Paul Watham (19th) making a storming debut for this year’s cross country season. Matt Fortes (22nd) followed closely continuing his great season so far and, in his first cross country ever, Paul Jones (27th) also had a fantastic run. Rory O’Donnell, who just made the start line had a strong run and was in next (36th), followed by Russel Owen (1st MV55 and 42nd). Good packing by Arwel Lewis, Gary Porter-Jones (64th and 68th), then James McQueen (78th), Dils Rowlands (lucky number 100th!) and SPJ (107th, recovering from injury). Steffan Evans had a great sprint finish with a few from GOG triathlon, coming in 118th and great to see Maldwyn Evans (124th) and Eurwyn Edwards (133rd) completing the brilliant team effort from the Eryri Men – well done all – both teams were second on the day with the male masters team moving up to 6th overall and the senior men’s team have now moved up to 3rd overall!

In the first race of the day, our Eryri ladies were also fantastic. Andrea Rowlands set a brilliant pace coming in a very strong 3rd and closely followed by the ever-improving Annabelle McQueen in 5th – fantastic running ladies! A strong run from Tammy Lewis-Jones (17th and 1st WV45), followed by Becki Law, Megan Hughes and Lou Emery-Jones (23rd, 24th and 31st). Unfortunately Helen Blair had to pull out with a pulled calf muscle but would have been ‘in the running’ here too. Ellie Salisbury was next in 53rd, then Jenny Williamson (67th), Alex Fletcher (86th), Becca Roberts (93rd) and Maggie Oliver (94th). Brilliant teamwork – both of our women’s teams are now in 1st place overall!

BIG MENTION to our two amazing male vet 70’s – Don Williams and Alwyn Oliver – coming in 70th and 90th in the same race and a 3rd and 5th in their category!

A second BIG MENTION to the great supporters/helpers we had too – Sioned Rowlands, Stu Mcdonald, Neale Lewis-Jones, Craig Jones, Iorwerth Roberts, Judith Leslie and Becca’s Mum and Dad (Sue and Eric) – thanks and sorry if I missed anyone!

Full results available here: http://www.northwalesxc.com/seniorsresults.htm

Looking forward to the next one at Treborth Playing fields, Bangor on 26th November – Eryri are hosting so watch this space for reminders about CAKES, CAKES, CAKES – we need to go for it this year! And also, if you can help marshall or mark the course before the event, please let me know 🙂 Cheers, Becki

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Mold XC

Mold XC – Great turnout for first race of season!

HUGE well done to everyone who made the trip to Mold on Saturday for the first XC of the season, brilliant to see so many people!

In the first race of the day, we had 9 ladies – Megan Hughes was first Eryri lady home (17th overall and 3rdW40), very closely followed by Helen Blair (18th overall and 2nd W45). Tammy Lewis-Jones was next in 28th, again closely followed by Louise Emery-Jones (30th). Annie Williams had a strong run and was 37th and 1stW55 (stretching is good for you!), followed by Becki Law (39th), Ellie Salisbury (56th), birthday girl Hayley Turner (67th), and Maggie Oliver (3rd W65 and 99th). Brilliant effort everyone!

In the second race of the day with nearly 200 runners, we had a fantastic turn-out for the men too – well done all! Matt Fortes ran a brilliant race overtaking as he went along  to come in 19th overall, with strong runs also from Hugh O’donnel (37th), Arwel Lewis (83rd overall and 2nd M55), Anthony Bethell (great to see back, wins the prize for longest journey of 1.5h and in 95th), Gary Porter-Jones (118th), Eurwyn Edwards (166th) and the XC stalwart Steve Lloyd  Jones (178th).

Provisional results are as follows and in the attached file:

Senior men are currently 5th, with the vets in 11th.

Senior ladies are currently 2nd, with the vets in 2nd place too.

Brilliant start for the season – also bearing in mind it was an ‘away’ fixture, the relays were on and the marathon is coming up!

Next event is closer to home at St David’s School, Llandudno on bonfire night – Saturday 5th November. Look forward to seeing you there! Becki Law (bex85@msn.com)

 

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Mold XC

Hi everyone!

It’s the first race of the cross country season this Saturday – ALL first claim Eryri Harriers welcome. Please come along, its free of charge, a good run, a change from running on the roads or fells and either way, a great opportunity to take part in this fantastic team event – no need to enter, just bring your Eryri vest!

Details: Mold Alun High School, Mold (CH7 1EP), 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 – second race is also this saturday in Mold too, registration from 9.30am with first race at 10.30am.

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

Feel free to contact me with any queries or if you need a lift

Look forward to seeing you there,

Becki (bex85@msn.com)

North Wales Cross Country League

Lots of exciting races about at the minute but here’s a quick reminder of the upcoming cross-country season, starting in just over a month! Dates for the diary, please note different order of fixtures from previous years:

15th October 2016 – Mold

5th November 2016 – Llandudno

** 26th November 2016 – Bangor ** Eryri are hosting so also need lots of marshalls, helpers and cake-bakers please! 🙂

14th January 2017 – Shrewsbury

4th February 2017 – Oswestry

Remember, this is something for EVERYONE – as long as you are a full first claim member of Eryri Harriers (i.e. you don’t belong to another club as your ‘first claim’, ask me if you’re not sure), it is free of charge, just turn up in your vest and run. It’s a great club/team atmosphere to support, good for keeping fit over the winter and the more the merrier! All women sections plus Under 17 Men and Over 70 Men at 2-00pm (approx 5k). Under 20 Men, Senior Men and all Male Masters, 40-69, to follow at 2-45pm (approx 10k).

There is also a Junior series for runners who are not 15 on 1st September – see attached file for details. The North Wales Champs is on 28th January 2017, in Corwen. More specific details of all races to follow and are available: http://www.northwalesxc.com/

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