Gary Speed Memorial 10k

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
 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.

Eric Wallis

Eric Lionel Wallis, a faithful member of Eryri Harriers for many years, passed away on the 2nd of March aged 73. Those of us old enough to remember will know that Eric came up with the original idea and route for the Snowdonia Marathon. Eric’s wife Denise was also an Eryri member and our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.

His funeral will be held at 1.00pm on Monday 10th March at Llanfihangel Tre y Beirdd, Capel Coch, Anglesey. Anyone wishing to celebrate his life is invited to make a donation to the Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team.


Bu farw Eric Lionel Wallis cyn aelod ffyddlon o Glwb Rhedwyr Eryri yn 73 oed ar yr 2 Fawrth. Bydd y rhai ohonym sydd ddigon hen yn cofio mai gan Eric y daeth y syniad gwreiddiol am râs a chwrs Marathon Eryri.

 Bydd angladd Eric yn cael ei gynnal yn Llanfihangel Tre y Beirdd, Capel Coch, Ynys Mon am 1.00yp ar y 10


 ‘Roedd Denise gwraig Eric yn aelod o glwb Eryri hefyd, ac yn sicr mae ein teimladau gyda hi a’r teulu yn eu colled. Gwahoddir cyfraniadau i Dim Achub Mynydd Llanberis i dathlu bywyd Eric.


Social & Presentation Evening

This years always popular annual club social and presentation evening will take place at Y Caban , Brynrefail, 7pm on Saturday 8th March.

Tickets £10, to include hot buffet.  Max 60, grab them now!

Prizewinners and annual awards for 2013 will be presented during the evening, plus a filmshow/talk from one of our own.

Tickets from Ellie Salisbury 07789061648 –

Social & Presentation Evening

This years always popular annual club social and presentation evening will take place at Y Caban , Brynrefail, 7pm on Saturday 8th March.

Tickets £10, to include hot buffet.  Max 60, grab them now!

Prizewinners and annual awards for 2013 will be presented during the evening, plus a filmshow/talk from one of our own.

Tickets from Ellie Salisbury 07789061648 –

Message from the Membership Secretary

Aelodaeth 2014/15 Membership

Mae hi’n adeg yna’r flwyddyn unwaith eto!

Bydd angen talu ffi aelodaeth ar gyfer 2014/15 cyn diwedd y mis (Mawrth).

Cofiwch gallwch nawr talu ar lein, manylion y banc ar y Ffurflen Aelodaeth.


It’s that time of year again!

Membership renewals need to be paid by the end of the month (March).

Remember that you can now pay online, bank details are on the Membership Form.

Emma Green,

Membership Secretary.

Junior Fell Running Sessions Feb – April

Junior Fell Running Training Feb-April 2014


Location – Llanberis Fire Station

When – Sunday mornings

Who – ages 9-12 at 0930 -1030 and older / more experienced runners 1045 – 1200


All sessions taken by a qualified fell and mountain running coach (certified by UKA) and holding current CRB, first aid certificate and mountain leader award and health and safety qualifications.

Sessions most Sundays except:

16th March (Maesgwm race) , 30th March and 20th April (Easter Sunday)



Junior Races – details on

22nd Feb – Moel Y Ci, Tregarth

8th Mar – Moel Tryfan, Rhosgadfan

16th Mar – Bwlch Maesgwm, Llanberis

1st April – Moel Tryfan, Fron

5th April – Fron Four, Fron

8th April – Foel Lus, Dwygyfylchi

12th April – Moel Wnion, Rachub

15th April – Pen Dinas, Nant Peris

19th April – Y Moelwyn, Blaenau

22nd April – Aber Dash, Aber Falls car park

26th April – Mynydd Mawr, Fron

29th April – Moel Y Gest, Porthmadog


Any questions phone Paul on 07787578401


WFRA Fell Navigation Course

Navigation Course for Fell Runners


The WFRA has organised a one day, highly practical navigation course on Saturday 15 March 2014 in Llangynidr, near Crickhowell (South Wales).  Navigation poster V4

 Course Fee: WFRA MEMBERS – £20, NON MEMBERS – £40

 To book your place, please send your details (name, address, e-mail, telephone contact number – in the event of course cancellation, and WFRA membership number) together with a cheque payable to

 Andrew Blackmore, to: 23 Cowleaze, Magor, Monmouthshire NP26 3LE

For General Enquiries, please e-mail me:


Please note: you will need to have some fell running experience, a basic understanding as to how to use a compass and, as there will be a series of practical sessions in the hills, suitable kit/ equipment for fell running (including a compass!).

It is hoped that a North Wales Course will be arranged in the future.


Two places going on N.Ireland DAYTRIP ONLY

Two places are available on the DAYTRIP to Northern Ireland trip on the 29th March. 

There and back same day on minibus with all the girls.  At a push a man might be accepted, as long as he’s well behaved!

If interested contact Mike Blake asap, 07778 145144.


Athlete study

Hello I’m a psychology student at UCLAN. I’m currently doing my dissertation and was wondering if any of your athlete’s would like to take part. I’m researching coach-athlete attachment type and the effects this has on eating psychopathology. I’m looking to see if there is a correlation between negative attachment types (anxious and avoidant) and eating psychopathology. I’m looking for athletes that compete at University 1st team level or other (regional, national, international, county, club) and was hoping you may have some athletes who would want to take part.

If you’re interested please email me back and I can send relevant information to take part in this research.

Regards, Joe.


PS: This requires athletes to complete an online questionnaire only, that should take no longer than 5-10 minutes. Also athletes have to be 18+ just for this particular study.

I know this can be a bit of a nuisance but if you or your athletes take part I’d appreciate this a lot. The whole participant process is quick and simple and should hopefully be beneficially! This research will also be used in a wider study later which is looking at the very important area that is athlete’s and eating disorders. I’d imagine this would be of interest to a lot of coaches and athletes.