Pipe Dream results & report

Pipe Dream 2017

It was a good day out for youth and veterans alike at this year’s Pipe Dream, with two under 23’s in the top three (one of them under 18), but crowned by a Vet 40.  Felipe Jones (v40) of Sarn Helen and clubmate Sion Price (u23) travelled a long way to take the top two slots, with Felipe having no trouble with a nearly two minute margin by the end, smashing John Parkinson’s v40 record in the process.

Not so easy behind him, as Max Dunford (u18) running for St Davids College, narrowly beat John P for the final podium position.  

Eryri’s Miranda Grant had no trouble winning the ladies, with a strong performance leaving her three minutes clear of Sian Williams of Hebog.  Lois Lee (u18) of St Davids took 3rd. 

Great to see some young blood doing well in what is a sea of v40’s these days.  Thanks go to Math Roberts for encouraging and facilitating the St Davids College pupils to attend. No doubt they will be making further appearances this season.

One notable performance this year came in the form of Steve P Jones.  SPJ absolutely destroyed Alan Duncan’s 2013 v60 record by 2.01 minutes, finishing 11th overall in the process and only 12 seconds behind Miranda.  One to watch for this year’s British Champs perhaps?

Pictured are John Parkinson climbing well up the initial pipe incline, with Miranda battling hard behind.   And Gary PJ enjoying himself in his new Eryri cycle top!

JP on pipes chased by Miranda  Gary PJ enjoying the downhill

 

 

 

 

 

EMRYS LEWIS JONES (EMS) RIP

Very sad to hear about the sudden death of Emrys Jones (Cybi Striders) after a short illness aged 58. The club sends its sincere condolences to his family and many friends. Ems was very well respected and liked on the running circuit and will be very sadly missed by all who knew him.

His funeral is on Saturday 28th January, a public service at St Cyngar’s Church Llangefni at 11:30am. Donations in memory of Ems will be kindly accepted towards Ysbyty Gwynedd’s Alaw Ward and Macmillian.

An extra ‘Long’ now in the Welsh Championships

An extra ‘Long’ now in the Welsh Championships
Peris Horseshoe to be included
Dear Welsh Fell Runners,
Those of you who are interested in completing the 2017 WFRA Open Welsh Championships will have spotted that this year only one Long race (Preseli) was included in the Series, and that there is a requirement to complete a Long to qualify. 
We have since received feedback from members who have commented that this set up wasn’t conducive to a successful and inclusive championship.  After some committee discussion it has been decided to add an additional Long race this year, namely Peris Horseshoe, making the Welsh Champs now a series of 7 races.  Hopefully this will now encourage more members to qualify for the Championship series.
The original decision was correctly made at the AGM after some debate, however due to the limited numbers at the AGM the outcome of that debate perhaps hasn’t been fully representative.  There is a danger in making this change that we are seen to be going against the decision at the AGM, and in fact this is the case, but we hope that members understand the reason and support it.
It does show the importance of members expressing their views, and ideally attending the AGM.  It also demonstrates that we listen to the feedback of members when we haven’t quite got it right.
Reminder that V60s and under 23’s are not required to complete a Long.
Looking forward to a great fellracing year, one which kicks off this weekend at Tarren Hendre, as the first counter in the North Wales Series.
Regards,
Craig.
Chairman,
WFRA.

 

Sweeney Scramble

The first Sweeney Scramble, a true Mud Run, was in February last year in the little hamlet of Sweeney Mountain just south of Oswestry and was a great event attracting 95 runners in the 5km and 10 km versions.

The second Run will be on Sunday 26th February 2017.

Registration and full details of where we are and how to get there are through the website www.sweeneyscramble.co.uk and entry is unchanged at £20 for each of the 5 km and 10 km runs.

Annual Club Presentation/Social Evening

Don’t forget that the annual Club Presentation/Social evening will take place on Sat 11th Feb (Moel y Ci race day) at the Padarn Lake Hotel, Llanberis. Let’s ensure there’s plenty of us there to witness & congratulate our 2016 season award winners & make it an evening to remember!

Padarn Lake Hotel
7 for 7.30pm, Sat 11th February
Hot food, great company & presentation of club awards
Ticket price: £12/under 14s £6
Contact Ellie Salisbury : ellierocknrun@gmail.com or 07789061648

Christmas Fun Run

Sunday 18th Dec. Start 11am. Registration and start at Victoria Hotel, Llanberis.

Junior fun run.

£5, soup, roll & mince pie, kids £2, they get a selection box and fruit drink

Eryri Juniors – Orienteering session

Eryri Orienteers – junior training session
 
Sunday 4th December 2017 at
Llanberis  – 9.30 a.m.- 10.30 a.m. meet at the fire station
Maes Padarn, LL55 4TP
£2 per child
We are getting together with the Eryri Harrier junior training session on the Sunday morning to give a monthly orienteering / map reading session.
The session will be for 1 hour – with fun games and exercises to introduce simple map reading and navigation.
Parents are welcome and encouraged to stay, if you are new to orienteering as a family it is an opportunity to learn together. Navigation is a brilliant skill to learn and teach your children.
Come along and give it a try.
If you would like more info. tel: Sue Norris 01248 602693