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 arweleryri@googlemail.com or see the below details and website.

Welsh Castles Relay – FAQS

Website

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 arweleryri@googlemail.com

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 arweleryri@googlemail.com

 

Northern Ireland trip update

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

http://www.eryriharriers.org.uk/northern-ireland-club-trip-march-2014/

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:

http://www.northwalesxc.com/entryforms.htm

Following that is Oswestry on 8th February – see http://www.northwalesxc.com/fixturesvenues.htm 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

bex85@msn.com

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.

Cheers,

Alun.

 

P.s. Happy New Year Blwyddyn Newydd Dda

London Marathon Entries

The club has two entries available to any Eryri member who wishes to compete in the “VIRGIN LONDON MARATHON” Sunday 13th April 2014.

Any club member who wishes to run should contact Arwel Lewis for further details either by telephone or email:

Arwel Lewis; Tel: 07772302411 or email: arweleryri@gmail.com

 

Club entries MUST be registered by 5pm on 17th January 2014.