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.

Club Training

Following a review of the club training nights by the new Training Coordinator (Rob Samuel), the training sessions have been decided upon.

The sessions will be…

Monday evenings

6.15pm- Meeting at The Heights Carpark, Llanberis.  

The session will be open to everyone, from newbies to people who have been training for years.  It doesn’t matter what your ability is, the session will cater for everybody and be all inclusive and a chance to meet lots of like-minded people, improve your fitness and have fun in the process. The session will be varied each week, between flat sessions on the cycle track, hill reps and grass sessions.

This will compliment the existing night…

Thursday Night Hill Session

Meet at The Surgery at 7.15pm (GR580600).

Between 60 and 90 minutes. In the dark depths of winter the run is usually made up of a circuit of street-lit, hilly roads from the centre to the outskirts of Llanberis.

All levels are catered for as there is a ‘re-group’ at the top of each hill!  After the clocks change in late March the runs go further into the mountains as the evenings get lighter. The group is usually between 5 and 10 runners; Eryri members, prospective members and friends are all welcome.

Sunday Morning Runs

The popular winter 10.30am social trots will be starting up again soon, details to be advertised, but believed to be the first one on the 1st Dec.  watch this space!

 

Club AGM news

The Annual General Meeting and social evening took place at 8pm on Tuesday 12th November at the Padarn Lake Hotel, Llanberis.Please find attached the minutes from the meeting. Minutes AGM 2013

I would like to thank the committee members past and present for the support given to me during my three year tenure as club Chairman.  I am now standing down from the post, but will continue to be involved in the workings of the club via the post of webmaster.

Others standing down this year are, Maggie Oliver (Honorary Secretary & Cross country Rep), Alex Fletcher (Membership) , Trefor Jones and Eurwyn Edwards (Ordinary Members).

I am handing over to the new chair, namely Paul Jenkinson, who most people already know as the Junior Training and Safety Officer for the club.  I wish him well in the new role.

There are also other new club members who have joined the committee this year, namely Stuart McDonald (Vice Chair); Emma Green (Membership Secretary); Becki Law (Cross Country Rep); Rob Samuel (Training Coordinator); Kate Worthington (Ordinary Member).

I would also like to thank all the other club members for their support over the period, and look forward to spending more time running rather than writing emails about it!

Regards,

Craig.

Club AGM – Tues 12th Nov – FREE FOOD!

Dear Club Members,

The club AGM takes place at 7pm on Tuesday 12th November.  Padarn Lake Hotel, Llanberis.  (Minutes AGM 2012)

FREE FOOD! Yes that’s right folks, there will be a free hot food buffet for any member who turns up.  The food will be served from 7.15pm before the actual meeting, which starts at 8pm.

Please attend and support your club in choosing the new committee for 2014.  Although often unseen, the club committee members do an awful lot of work on behalf of the other members, and their work is entirely voluntary.
Of course, each of you is welcome to stand for any committee post.

After three years in post I am standing down as Chairman.  The other posts becoming vacant are –

Vice Chairman

Secretary

Cross Country Rep

 

Regards,

Craig.

UKA British Fell & Hill Relay – it’s all over!!!

I’m not about to start writing a long report about Sunday’s Relay event, not just because I’m exhausted following it and drowning in emails, but because what else can be said about it that hasn’t already been written elsewhere. 

The day itself was quite frankly amazing.  Amazing team effort, amazing camaraderie, and amazing effort shown by so many people from so many clubs around the UK.

There were extraordinary performances by great athletes, including from our own club.  Alas, we didn’t quite get on the podium, but it wasn’t for want of trying.  Taking part was truly wonderful experience, the crowd and support at the start of Leg 1 was extraordinary.

I could try to list the names of everyone I can remember who helped out this event together but it would be too long, especially when you include all who helped on the day itself, however I will only forget someone and offend them so I won’t attempt it.  Suffice to say those who contributed know they did, and will have the satisfaction of knowing they helped put on probably the best  and biggest Fell Relay that’s ever been.

Regards,

Craig.

See some links here for photos and reports.

Final Results

Mud Sweat & Tears

Holmfirth Harriers

Sports Pictures Cymru

 Video clips

Mercia finishing Leg 3 – https://vine.co/v/hd5TwJY9ZjV

 

Borrowdale Vets finishing Leg 3 / starting Leg 4 – https://vine.co/v/hd5Url7I3A5

 

Wharfedale’s Goldie starting Leg 4 – https://vine.co/v/hd5P3gA32hu

 

Karl Gray heads off in pursuit of Corny on Leg 4 – https://vine.co/v/hd5xhu0Bmdg

 

The old man starting Leg 4 – https://vine.co/v/hd53jbEFnpu

 

Simon bring’s home Silver for Mercia ! – https://vine.co/v/hdJB7iVuiVg

 

http://forum.fellrunner.org.uk/showthread.php?12338-UKA-British-Fell-amp-Hill-Relays/page53

 

Not an average fellrace!

Not an average fellrace!

 

UKA British Fell & Hill Relay – it's all over!!!

I’m not about to start writing a long report about Sunday’s Relay event, not just because I’m exhausted following it and drowning in emails, but because what else can be said about it that hasn’t already been written elsewhere. 

The day itself was quite frankly amazing.  Amazing team effort, amazing camaraderie, and amazing effort shown by so many people from so many clubs around the UK.

There were extraordinary performances by great athletes, including from our own club.  Alas, we didn’t quite get on the podium, but it wasn’t for want of trying.  Taking part was truly wonderful experience, the crowd and support at the start of Leg 1 was extraordinary.

I could try to list the names of everyone I can remember who helped out this event together but it would be too long, especially when you include all who helped on the day itself, however I will only forget someone and offend them so I won’t attempt it.  Suffice to say those who contributed know they did, and will have the satisfaction of knowing they helped put on probably the best  and biggest Fell Relay that’s ever been.

Regards,

Craig.

See some links here for photos and reports.

Final Results

Mud Sweat & Tears

Holmfirth Harriers

Sports Pictures Cymru

 Video clips

Mercia finishing Leg 3 – https://vine.co/v/hd5TwJY9ZjV

 

Borrowdale Vets finishing Leg 3 / starting Leg 4 – https://vine.co/v/hd5Url7I3A5

 

Wharfedale’s Goldie starting Leg 4 – https://vine.co/v/hd5P3gA32hu

 

Karl Gray heads off in pursuit of Corny on Leg 4 – https://vine.co/v/hd5xhu0Bmdg

 

The old man starting Leg 4 – https://vine.co/v/hd53jbEFnpu

 

Simon bring’s home Silver for Mercia ! – https://vine.co/v/hdJB7iVuiVg

 

http://forum.fellrunner.org.uk/showthread.php?12338-UKA-British-Fell-amp-Hill-Relays/page53

 

Not an average fellrace!

Not an average fellrace!

 

Races require organisers

All Members,

Most of you will know that Ross Powell was the long standing organiser of a number of popular races.  Due to his recent ill-health he will no longer organise his races, and as a result new organisers are being sought otherwise they will not go ahead in 2014.

Ross has requested that they remain insured under the WFRA code and insurance (you just need to be a member to be covered).

The races are as follows –

CARNEDDAU

Y GARN

MOEL HEBOG

I think you will agree that we cannot allow these three great races to discontinue.  If you are able to step up and take one or more of them on then please contact Ross asap.   penybuarth@talktalk.net

A degree in rocket science is not required to pull together a fellrace; you just need to put aside a bit of time to put something back into the sport that you love.  Along the way you can receive guidance from loads of fellow organisers, and it’s also very rewarding.  You could even do it jointly with someone else.

Thanks,

Craig.

Club AGM & Social Evening

This years AGM and social evening will take place at 7pm on Tuesday 12th November at the Padarn Hotel, Llanberis.

This is the time when members choose the people to take responsibility for managing their club.

There will be a free buffet for members.  So come along and support your committee, and seriously consider contributing towards the future direction of the club.

 

Below are the committee positions and the current post-holder.  Those in red indicate where the current incumbent has declared they intend to stand-down at the forthcoming AGM.  Of course, regardless of whether post-holders stand-down, you may choose to stand for that post, and indeed we would truly welcome new blood onto the committee.

Chairman – Craig Jones

Vice-Chairman – Dafydd Whiteside-Thomas

Secretary – Maggie Oliver

Membership Secretary – Alex Fletcher

Treasurer – Emily Wood

Mountain Secretary – Mathew Roberts

Road Secretary – Arwel Lewis

Cross Country Secretary – Maggie Oliver 

Youth & Safety – Paul Jenkinson

Equipment – Mike Blake

Archivist – Dafydd Whiteside-Thomas

Social Secretary – Ellie Salisbury

Ordinary Members – Eurwyn Edwards, Dylan Wynn Jones, Sioned Rowlands, Stuart McDonald, Trefor Jones