Cross Country

Welsh Inter-Regional Cross Country Championships

A great day in beautiful but windy Builth on Saturday, the rain held off and the sun even shined until the end of the Men’s race!  The course is definitely a good one – wooded single track, grass slopes and the standard flat (ish!) straights, so it was an enjoyable run too.

It’s always a good chance to work hard, and it paid off – Wendy Trimbel was 4th in her category (6th overall), completing the 5.1k course in 29.07, I managed a top 10 position of 9th in the Senior Women’s race (24.09). Also completing 2 large laps (6.1k), Nathan Jones was a fantastic 3rd overall in the U20 category (21.40). Last but not least, Dan Kashi battled the enduring wind and rain, completing the gruelling 10.06k course and coming in (TBC) 14th! Not everyone selected could make it due to various commitments, but very well done to everyone who did! Overall team results (and any updates to the above) to follow when available.

 

NEXT FIXTURES FOR THE DIARIES (go on, you know you want to):

18th January 2014 – North Wales Cross Country League (Lilleshall, Telford)

25th January 2014 – North Wales Cross Country Championships (Northop)

There is ALSO the last North Wales Cross Country League fixture of the season on 8th February 2014 (Marches School, Oswestry).

Let’s get a good representation out at these next ones.

Any questions (or if you just want persuading that cross-country is a great team day out!), contact Becki Law (mobile: 07922968636, email: bex85@msn.com), or see me at the fun run.

Becki Law

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Northern Ireland Club Trip

It’s time to get organizing the annual trip to Northern Ireland for the British champs race on March 29th.

This year’s race will be a new race and up a new mountain for many – none other than Northern Ireland’s highest peak – the 850 metre Slieve Donard. The race will be a classic short measuring in at 7.5k / 4.7 miles with  a monster 850 metre / 2789 feet of climb, starting and finishing in Donard Park in the town of Newcastle.

 

Details:

http://fellrunner.org.uk/races.php?id=3372

Historically there has  been a big Eryri crowd of 20+ heading over to race so a good chance to race in a new area. The post race party is always a big highlight!

Online entry will be on this page in the new year:

http://www.nimra.org.uk/

 

The usual plan is to head over on the ferry at appx. 1800hrs on the Friday and return on the Sunday at  appx. 1500hrs. Eryri will contribute to transport costs to all club members.  Accommodation is always a highlight, the club annually uses the following set of cottages:

http://www.holidayhomes-ireland.com

Providing we fill them, the cost is usually very cheap and are an excellent location, a few miles from Newcastle and on the coast.

So get in touch if your interested – quickly, as trip often fills early.

e-mail: chinaman_math@yahoo.co.uk

Mr Tye goes home!!!

Alastair Tye has finally left hospital and gone home to further recover.

We wish Al all the best on his continued recovery and look forward to seeing him out at races in the future.

He will welcome any visitors.

 

Garmin GPS watch found

Criccieth’s Dei Ffrwythau of DJ Ffrwythau fame has been in touch noting that he’s found a Garmin on Cnicht. The watch has been used in Brithdir and on Cadair Idris whilst the owner seems to be a 43yr old male who weighs in at 82kgs and is 165cm’s tall. Get in touch if you know of anyone who may own the watch.

Diolch Dei!

SMR – Sunday 15th Dec

This week will be a shorter SMR, on the traditional date of the old Llyn Elsi Race. 

The route will take us up to and around the lake.  Steep to start with, leveling out for pleasant lake run.

10.30am start – tea and food afterwards in The Stables.

Eryri Mountain Running Championships

Attached is the excel file with final standings in the 2013 Eryri mountain running championships:

Final Eryri Mountain champs 2013 after Ras Penmaenmawr

Congrats to all winners as named below:

Overall men:

1. Matt Fortes, 2. John Parkinson, 3. Craig Jones

Male vet 40:

1. John Parkinson, 2. Craig Jones, 3. Martin Cliffe

Male vet 50:

2. Jeremy Williams, 2. Arwel Lewis, 3. Michael Belshaw (Jeremy takes the win as Arwel did not compete in a long race).

Male vet 60:

1. Brian Robbins, 2. Iorwerth Roberts, 3. Phil Tan Jones

Male vet 70:

1. Emyr Davies

Overall ladies:

1. Ellie Salisbury, 2. Emily Wood, 3. Andrea Rowlands

Ladies vet 40:

1. Emily Woods, 2. Ali Thomas, 3. Jo Moore

Ladies vet 50:

1. Ellie Salisbuury

Ladies vet 60:

1. Maggie Oliver

Prizes awarded for 1st in each category, to be awarded at the annual club presentation in February 2014.

Any mistakes then get in touch.

Conwy Half Report

BRENDAN CLINCHES ERYRI 2013 ROAD TITLE AT CONWY

There were 23 Eryri Harriers amongst the 2222 finishers in the Conwy Half Marathon on Sunday 24th November run in ideal conditions.  There were some very good times considering the race route includes a climb up and down Llandudno’s Great Orme with Kenya’s Benson Olenakei Oloisung’A a clear race winner as he led from the off to set a new course record of 65:56.  He was followed by 6 time Snowdon Race winner Andi Jones 66:41 with Colin Leak 67:31 just holding off Eryri’s Rob Samuel 67:33 for 3rd place.

The women’s title went to inform Oswestry Olympian Ali Lavender who fnished 20th overall in a good time of 78:40 followed by Megan Crawford (Fife AC) 79:34 and 3rd Diane McCormick (Wilmslow) 80:14.

Brendan Rothery’s 9th (2nd MV/35) place finish in a time of 73:30 was enough for him to retain his Eryri Road Running Championship title with: 10th and in a Personal Best time for the distance, Jordan Evans 73:54. 35th Dewi Owen 81:33. 39th Arthur Connell 82:27. 55th Aaron Nicholas 84:31. 57th (2nd MV/55) and after representing the club in the North Wales XC League at Wrexham the previous day, Arwel Lewis 84:47. 58th Huw Owen 84:57. 59th Paul Jones (though his chip time was 84:55 and would have placed him ahead of Huw! Paul crossed the finishing line behind Huw with a Gun Time of 85:03. 76th Rhys Ab Elwyn 86:35. 96th Jason Parry Jones 88:14. 139th Iwan Edgar 91:08. 153rd Brian Wills 91:32. 170th Jonathan kettle 92:32. 176th Phil Targett 92:53. 212th Tony Woodall 93:39. 277th Jonathan Tyler 97:22. 303rd Emlyn Owen 97:51. 407th Arfon Bebb 1:40:22. 648th Chris Baker 1:45:47. 1058th Gwyn Evans 1:56:18. 1701st Roy Jardine 2:13:26 and 1846th Iorwerth Roberts 2:15:02.

Eryri’s men just pipped Wilmslow by 1 point to win the team title.

A superb, scenic and well organised event which is now established as North Wales biggest Road Race.

 

ERYRI 2013 ROAD RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIPS FINAL STANDINGS:

1st Brendan Rothery 122

2nd Dewi Owen 115

3rd Jordan Evans 87

4th Huw Owen 84

 

 

Conwy Half Report

BRENDAN CLINCHES ERYRI 2013 ROAD TITLE AT CONWY

There were 23 Eryri Harriers amongst the 2222 finishers in the Conwy Half Marathon on Sunday 24th November run in ideal conditions.  There were some very good times considering the race route includes a climb up and down Llandudno’s Great Orme with Kenya’s Benson Olenakei Oloisung’A a clear race winner as he led from the off to set a new course record of 65:56.  He was followed by 6 time Snowdon Race winner Andi Jones 66:41 with Colin Leak 67:31 just holding off Eryri’s Rob Samuel 67:33 for 3rd place.

The women’s title went to inform Oswestry Olympian Ali Lavender who fnished 20th overall in a good time of 78:40 followed by Megan Crawford (Fife AC) 79:34 and 3rd Diane McCormick (Wilmslow) 80:14.

Brendan Rothery’s 9th (2nd MV/35) place finish in a time of 73:30 was enough for him to retain his Eryri Road Running Championship title with: 10th and in a Personal Best time for the distance, Jordan Evans 73:54. 35th Dewi Owen 81:33. 39th Arthur Connell 82:27. 55th Aaron Nicholas 84:31. 57th (2nd MV/55) and after representing the club in the North Wales XC League at Wrexham the previous day, Arwel Lewis 84:47. 58th Huw Owen 84:57. 59th Paul Jones (though his chip time was 84:55 and would have placed him ahead of Huw! Paul crossed the finishing line behind Huw with a Gun Time of 85:03. 76th Rhys Ab Elwyn 86:35. 96th Jason Parry Jones 88:14. 139th Iwan Edgar 91:08. 153rd Brian Wills 91:32. 170th Jonathan kettle 92:32. 176th Phil Targett 92:53. 212th Tony Woodall 93:39. 277th Jonathan Tyler 97:22. 303rd Emlyn Owen 97:51. 407th Arfon Bebb 1:40:22. 648th Chris Baker 1:45:47. 1058th Gwyn Evans 1:56:18. 1701st Roy Jardine 2:13:26 and 1846th Iorwerth Roberts 2:15:02.

Eryri’s men just pipped Wilmslow by 1 point to win the team title.

A superb, scenic and well organised event which is now established as North Wales biggest Road Race.

 

ERYRI 2013 ROAD RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIPS FINAL STANDINGS:

1st Brendan Rothery 122

2nd Dewi Owen 115

3rd Jordan Evans 87

4th Huw Owen 84

 

 

Sunday Morning Run 24/11

S’no’fun, Sunday Morning run, 24th November, 10.20 for a 10.30 start.

 

Royal Victoria Hotel, Llanberis, far/south end of car park.

http://www.theroyalvictoria.co.uk/directions.html

Park where you can in Llanberis and meet at the Vic.

 

Eira cyntaf, first snow, premiere neige,

not the first on the tops this year, but perhaps your first touch ?

 

An easy run up Yr Wyddfa, Snowdon and back, 16km/1000m.

 

Forecast is sunny, gentle N-E’erly breeze. Llanberis 6C, summit 0C !

http://www.yr.no/place/United_Kingdom/Wales/Llanberis/hour_by_hour_detailed.html

 

Bring bumbag, hat, gloves, extra layer, studded fell shoes.

 

Re-fuelling afterwards at Pete’s-Eats, Llanberis, ~1pm. Jeremy.