Found GPS device near Llanberis


My wife and I walked to the summit of Snowdon on Saturday this weekend gone and found on the road Pen-y-pass side of Llanberis a GPS device in good order and barely marked. From its contents we guess it belongs to either a runner, keen walker or cyclist very local to Llanberis, but there is no name or home detail within this device. Someone will want it back, the Caernarfon Police are aware, Mountain Rescue have looked within the device to try to locate the owner to no avail, the manufacturer has been contacted in case it’s registered with them and we called in at two of the local locations within it to no avail.

Could you please ask your members if they know of someone who has lost one this weekend?  The police have my details and I will only release it to someone who knows the device details and it’s contents for obvious reasons.

Sincere thanks. This is a good piece of kit.

Kind regards.


SMR Sun 9th Feb

SMR Sunday 9th February:

1.5-2 hour run round Tal Y Fan & Moel Lus with Ellie Salisbury, exact route dependent on the weather.

Meet at 10.30 am where we park for the “Pen 3 Hills” evening race, i.e. by the drive to Graiglwyd Farm, Pen y Coed, Penmaenmawr, SH 720 759.

Tea’n’cake chez Ellie afterwards.

32nd Welsh Castles Relay

The club committee have agreed to submit an entry into the prestigious Welsh Castles Relay, this year taking place on the 7th and 8th June.

The Relay is a 20 stage relay event travelling between Caernarfon and Cardiff Castle.  There are open, ladies and veteran categories.

So we need 20 runners for 20 stages.  It would also be fantastic if we could put together a ladies team, after all we are a big enough club and should be able to do it.

The stages involve hilly road and mountain sections.

Anyone interested please get in touch with Arwel Lewis on 07772 671202 or or see the below details and website.

Welsh Castles Relay – FAQS


Who to insure your fellrace with?

The club committee have agreed that any Race Organiser who is organising a fellrace on behalf of the club may obtain a race permit/insurance from whichever organisation they deem fit. 

This removes the obligation decided several years ago that they must obtain it from Welsh Athletics/UK Athletics. 

This decision recognises the fact that the burden of responsibility for race organisation and safety lies primarily with the Organiser, and therefore responsibility for meeting the permit issuers’ rules and regulations also lies with them.

The committee recommends that in order to reduce the risk of falling foul of litigation/disciplinary action Organisers should examine closely the rules and regulations pertaining to the permit they have received and ensure that their own race organisation meets them.



Free 1 day Coaching Course on offer

The club is offering one member the opportunity to attend an official LiRF training course to become a qualified coach for the club.  Costs associated with the training will be paid by the club, we only ask in return that you genuinely intend to use the qualification for the good of the club.

This will allow you to officially coach both seniors and junior runners.  We already have one qualified coach, namely our Chairman and Junior Trainer, Paul Jenkinson.  Paul however could always do with a hand with the juniors occasionally.  The person attending this will also be well qualified to help out at the other training nights.

If interested please get in touch with Arwel Lewis asap on 07772 302411 or

See below:

There is an athletics course “Leadership in Running Fitness Course” taking place

9:30am-4pm, Sunday 16th February, in Plas Arthur Leisure Centre.

Leadership in Running Fitness (WALiRF 14.3) – Leadership in Running Fitness

1 Day Course

Sunday 16th February 2014

Last Chance for London

The two Eryri London Marathon entries are due to be drawn after the Twin Piers race on Saturday.

If you haven’t yet put your bid in for one of the places then please do so immediately by contacting Arwel Lewis.  He’ll need them in by midnight on Friday. 

You must be a paid up club member.  Contact Arwel on


Northern Ireland trip update

20 people have confirmed their attendance on the Northern Ireland weekend away, details here:

This means space is now tight – depending on the number of houses we opt for, basically at present there’ s space for another 2 people……but that could be 8 or at the most 14, but as I state all depends on number of houses.

Anyway get in touch if you’re interested…….

Bring on the Mud!

Bring on the cross-country mud!

The next race of the cross country league is at Lilleshall on 18th January – we really need to try to get a full men’s team out this time – it would be fantastic to continue our successes from last year. Both senior and masters ladies are currently second in the league too! Time to put all the your training efforts to good use (and any mince pie indulgences behind you!) – anyone and EVERYONE helps the team (as long as you are first claim Eryri) so don your vest and go for it!

The weekend after is the North Wales Cross-country championships in Northop on 25th January (including junior races) – you can find the entry form and further details by following the link below:

Following that is Oswestry on 8th February – see for details.

Minibus transport details for these league events to be posted soon.

Please let me know if you can make it to these events – we need as many as possible to help but a minimum of 6 men, 4 ladies, 3 masters men (O40) and 3 masters ladies (O35).

Thanks and feel free to contact me with any queries.


Becki Law

Monday night training

For those of you planning to attend Monday night’s training in Llanberis you might be in for a bit of unexpected stardom.  Make sure to wear your make up and a big smile!

Track Sessions starting

I’m starting track sessions Tuesday night 5pm, Treborth athletic track.  If anyone from the club is interested sessions will be 15/20min effort, e.g. 4x5min, 8x2min, 16×60, going on time not distance. 

A few club members and old members will be joining us, everyone welcome.




P.s. Happy New Year Blwyddyn Newydd Dda