One for the diary – Christmas Fun Run

Saturday 19th December

Once again the Eryri Harriers club committee will be organising the 5.5 mile Xmas Fun Run around Llyn Padarn, starting from the Royal Victoria Hotel.  Non-club members welcome.

£5 entry on the day, includes soup and mince pie.  Fancy dress positively encouraged, with a prize for the best one and the usual guess the Secret Santa.

Registration from 9.30am, recommended that you arrive early. Run starts at 11 sharp.

Contact Ellie Salisbury for more details ellierocknrun@googlemail.com

Another Eryri British Champion!

Following on from the success of Jackie Lee in last year’s British Fell Champs becoming overall ladies winner, this year we have another.  Steve Jones, better known to some as SPJ, has become the new V60 British Champion after his win at yesterday’s Lingmell Dash at Wasdale.

This win has allowed Steve to take the Championship with a race still to go, meaning he doesn’t need to travel to the final fixture in Northern Ireland.  This is a fantastic effort, in a very competitive field. 

In his first year in the v60 category Steve showed right from his birthday in November’s Pen fell race that he meant business, and many members starting suggesting he was quick enough for the British. And so he has proved to be, leaving many a younger runner in his wake.

Congratulations to Steve for his win and representing the club at such a high level.

SPJ pictured below, the moment he became British Champion –

SPJ V60 British Champion

 

 

Eryri at the Saunders

Having entered the event many months ago, Eryri’s Hayley Turner was getting ready to travel when on the Thursday she was informed by her running partner that he had to cancel.  Disaster!

Despite speaking to loads of people she failed to find a replacement, and so, with a heavy heart she set off for Cumbria expecting not to find a partner and planned to console herself with a solitary walking trip around Coniston.

She put notices up at the event centre to no avail and it all looked to have been a wasted trip.  But who would have believed that with literally 5 minutes before the start she met with a v50 chap from London who agreed to run (and share a tent) with her.  Brave man indeed.

Not knowing anything about each other they set off, and over the next 4 hours 55 minutes they ran and chatted.  And it transpired that he was a very good navigator indeed, and no slouch on his feet either.  So much so that they finished the first day in a very good position and made the chasing start for the following day.

After the usual MM bad night’s sleep in a small tent, they cracked on the next day.  Hayley was pretty much run to her limit, holding off a challenge from a keenly chasing team, for a total of 9 hours and 12 seconds.

They eventually finished 8th overall, and won the Mixed Category outright!  No one was more surprised than them.

An outstanding result for Hayley.  Well done.

 

Mountain First Aid Course

We have had very few takers for the free first aid course, therefore, we are offering it to all members on a first come first served basis, whether or not they are race organisers or regular marshals. Any takers would be required to marshal at at least 1 club race in return for being able to go on a FOC course.

Club vests

There are still many members who haven’t collected their new, FOC vests.  We said they needed to be collected at the TES races, of which there’s only 1 remaining, so next Tues is intended to be the mega dealing out of vests session at the Heights after the race!  Any members who haven’t collected their vests by then will have to make arrangements to meet Ellie at another race.  We won’t post these vests unless members live away.