URGENT – marshals required for this weekend’s Peris

At least 4 marshals are required for this Saturday’s Peris Horseshoe Race from Llanberis.

Nine regulars are unable to help this year so we are appealing for those not planning to run who can spare some time to assist by walking up a hill.

When people say the phrase, “these things can’t happen without…”,  it’s actually true, this race cannot go ahead without marshals. 

If you can help contact Mike Blake on 07778 145144.

 

 

Mountain bike racing anyone?

Next Sunday 7th September sees the final round of the 2014 Welsh MTB XC series at Coed y Brenin.

Racing kicks off at 9.30am with U12 categories, with Juvenile, Youth and adult races following at 11am and 1.30pm. There are also fun categories for adult novices wanting to give it a go. No race licence necessary, enter online or on the day.

For more information go to https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/104684/2014-Welsh-Mountain-Bike-Series-Round-5

 

 

Sarah Barnwell

Pete Douglas Memorial – Tryfan 23rd August

It is almost 12 months since Pete passed away, and he has been missed, most publically by the huge gap he left in the world of Welsh fellrunning photography.  Along with Al being unwell we have lost a great a contribution to the sport.

At Pete’s own request no funeral was held, something which some people found strange, but his wishes were respected.

On Saturday 23rd August a memorial will take place for Pete immediately following the Tryfan Downhill Dash. The race time is to meet at 2pm, at which time those competing will climb to the summit, with the race starting when everyone gets there.

Pete thoroughly enjoyed the Tryfan Downhill, and in fact it was the last race he filmed and photographed before he passed away, and he used it to test a new lens he purchased that week.

This year, when everyone get’s/falls back down there will be a prizegiving and then at approx 3pm a simple celebration of Pete’s life and appreciation of the contribution he gave to people by way of a few words spoken. 

Everyone welcome, regardless of whether you want to run this crazy race, or just watch the drama unfold and then pay your respects to Pete.  If you feel you want to say something on the day feel to do so and let me know.

 

Craig.

 

 

Are you a paid up member?

All members should have paid their annual fee by now.  If you haven’t for whatever reason please get in touch with Emma Green, the Hon. Membership Secretary (go to the membership tab above for details).

You can rejoin by paying by online bank transfer, the details are all there.  Just remember to use a reference so Emma knows who has paid; your member number is best.

Please be aware that if you have not rejoined under WA rules you are no longer eligible to compete on behalf of the Club at road races, and won’t be able to compete at cross country at all, and in fact if you do then you may cause the club to have points deducted for fielding an ineligible runner.

We’re all proud to wear the famous Eryri vest, lets just make sure we’re members!

Commonwealth Games Tickets

The Club has been allocated from Welsh Athletics, two pairs of tickets of £40 for the Commonwealth Games Athletics on Saturday August 2nd.

If you would like to put your name forward to go in the draw for these tickets, please email Paul Jenkinson, the club chairman, at jenkinson67@btinternet.com by Sunday 8th June.

Thanks very much

Maggie

Queens Baton Relay

Eryri club members carrying the Queen’s Baton – Thursday 29th May

With a 6.45am start from Llanberis, 5 athletes from Eryri Harriers (Craig Jones, Alun Vaughan, Bronwen Jenkinson, Matthew Roberts and Rob Samuel) will take it in turns to carry the baton the 5 miles up to the summit of Snowdon where they will meet Sir David Brailsford along with London 2012 Paralympic Gold medallist Aled-Sion Davies MBE. The baton will then be transported on the Snowdon Mountain Railway back to the station in Llanberis.

Throughout the day, the baton will also visit Beaumaris, Menai Bridge, Caernarfon, with the final event being the Eryri Harriers ‘Plas Menai to Caernarfon’ 5k race, which has been developed especially to coincide with the baton’s visit. The start of the race will see 1958 Commonwealth Games athlete Dr Dewi Roberts set the runners off on the 5km run. To greet the runners into the dock area there will be a vertical dance display provided by Cwmni Cofis Bach and a choir from the local secondary school, Syr Hugh Owen. Their performances will be made at the Galeri Centre, and the public will be able to view the completion of the race as well as the performances from the view points along the dockside.

The public are encouraged to visit the events that are open event, which are in Beaumaris, Menai Bridge, Padarn Lake Llanberis and Victoria Dock in Caernarfon. The other events are ticketed or closed session due to capacity or safety issues.

See link for event details here 

To enter the 5k race, see here.

 

Membership Fees now overdue

Still awaiting 50% of members to pay up!
 
ATGOFFYN
Ffi-aelodaeth i’w dalu cyn diwedd y mis plis – sef Heddiw!!
 
Os ydych wedi talu ar lein, plis fedrwch gyrru ebost i gadarnahu (neu dwi ddim yn gwybod eich bod wedi talu!).
 
REMINDER
Membership fees to be paid before the end of the month please – that’s Today!!
If you have paid online, please email to confirm (otherwise I won’t know!).
 
 
I forgot to give you your membership card at the meeting so I’ll hang on to it till next time, unless you particularly want it urgently and I’ll stick it in the post!
Thanks
 
Emma

Gary Speed Memorial 10k

Hi,
We hope your running club members may be interested in this forthcoming 10k event to be held in Colwyn Bay on July 13.
Many thanks,
Tim Channon
(Colwyn Bay FC press officer)
 
 
COLWYN BAY Football Club have this week received the go ahead from the council to stage a Gary Speed Memorial 10K run in the town on World Cup Final day.
The former Wales international and manager’s father, Roger, is Patron of the Seagulls and he and his wife Carol have given their permission for the event to be held in memory of their late son who made his name playing  with Everton, Leeds and Newcastle United.
The 10k run will start and finish at Colwyn Bay’s Llanelian Road ground on Sunday July 13 ,taking in Eirias Park, the promenade and Marine Drive through Rhos-on-Sea.
  
Entrance fee for the run will be £10  and runners will also be invited to raise money for charities through sponsorship.
Strathmore Water, official suppliers for the Commonwealth Games, have  already agreed to be involved.
Author and comedian John Martin, who is vice-President of Colwyn Bay FC and a close friend of the Speed family commented: “From the initial reaction I’ve had It promises to be huge and could well  become an annual event in the town as a tribute to a great North Wales sports star
“The plan is for this year’s event to be part of a full weekend of activities at the football club to coincide with the World Cup final.”
The 10K run will be open for all interested parties not just serious runners, who wish to help remember Gary Speed and also help good causes.
 John Martin added: “Runners will be encouraged to raise money by sponsorship for charities as Gary was a great supporter of charitable events.”
 Anyone wanting to enter or would like more details can register their interest by email to gscbfc@gmail.com.
 Registration and sponsorship forms are now available from the football club.

Club Presentation Evening

Club Presentation Evening

8th March 2014

 

Nearly sixty members attended the annual club presentation of awards and social evening, held this year on March 8th at the Caban, Brynrefail. The excellent and prolific buffet was followed by a choice of desserts and accompanied by an interesting slide show from Al Tye and Pete Douglas` archives. Especially amusing was the video of runners fording and falling into a river at the end of a race over in Penmachno in 2005! It was good to see our guest of honour, Al Tye, on his first social occasion since he suffered a stroke. Al also agreed very kindly to present the awards.

Before the awards, we were treated to a short presentation by club member Chris Near about the incredible 10 day team adventure race he took part in last year in Patagonia. His team won by an amazing 35 hours of almost continuous running, biking, kayaking, glacier walking and jungle bashing!

Paul Jenkinson then took us through the awards, starting with road running;

1st Brendan Rothery, 2nd Dewi Owen, 3rd Jordan Evans, followed by cross country;

1st Arwel Lewis, 2nd Craig Jones, 3rd Steve (Llan) Jones and 1st lady Andrea Rowlands, 2nd Bronwen Jenkinson, 3rd Sandra Rowlands.

The mountain running awards; 1st Matt Fortes, 2nd John Parkinson (V40), 3rd Martin Cliffe (V40) with Craig Jones then winning the V40 category, Jeremy Williams the V50, Brian Robbins the V60 and Emyr Davies the V70.

The 1st lady (and 1st V50!) was Ellie Salisbury, 2nd (and 1st V40) Emily Wood and 3rd Andrea Rowlands with Maggie Oliver winning the V60 category.

The Outstanding Athlete award went to a young athlete Nathan Jones who in his first hectic few months with club ran twice for GB. There were other very strong contenders for this award in Rob Samuel, Matt Roberts and Alun Vaughan.

The Angela Brand Barker award for the most improved female went deservedly to Bronwen Jenkinson, who did so well in the Tuesday Evening Series and also represented Wales in junior mountain running.

The `Outstanding contribution to the club` shield went to husband and wife team, Craig and Louise Jones, for their tireless work in the organisation of the British Hill Relay.

Mair Tomos presented the Dewi Tomos Junior Award to Mabon Llyr, who really impressed in the Midweek Series.

All award winners received a beautiful hand engraved slate mat. Our thanks go to Ellie Salisbury for arranging the slate trophies and the very successful evening.