Tal y Fan – 2020 cancelled
Unfortunately, as Wales is still in lockdown, local travel only, social distancing and no big group rules all still apply, and no indication when they will be lifted, the Rowen Carnival Committee has cancelled this year’s village carnival.
Both the WFRA and WA are not issuing race permits, and consequently there is no insurance cover available.
Therefore we have had no option but to cancel this year’s Tal y Fan race. We do hope to be back – Saturday 10th July 2021.
The Board of Welsh Athletics met yesterday, 23rd March, to discuss the Corona Virus situation in relation to athletics in Wales. Following the further restrictions on movement put in place by the UK Government last night, they agreed the following updates to our previous statement issued on 17th March:
“These decisions have not been taken lightly, and have been made in light of the continuing and real risk to life and to the NHS posed by the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Wales and the UK. We must now do all we can do. We would ask that the athletics community in Wales continues to help one another by staying connected and supportive of each other whilst at home in these unprecedented times. We will continue to review the situation in line with Government and Public Health guidance.”
Updates can be found here
Covid-19 Athletics response: Welsh Athletics statement announcing the suspension of all Athletics activity.
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This morning Welsh Athletics, along with the other Home Countries have decided on a number of immediate actions in relation to how the sport of Athletics will respond to the threat of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Welsh Athletics in cooperation with UK Athletics have decided to suspend all planned organised athletics activity until the end of April where the situation will be reviewed once more:
We have made this decision in accordance with the directives outlined by the government through the Prime Minister in his statement on Monday afternoon.
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British Champs: Ras yr Aran.
Conditions up to this date had been wet and windy, consistently. Its Spring after all. On Saturday, not to disappoint, it was wet and windy. And very VERY wet underfoot… A good few of us nearly lost shoes, items of clothing or our souls to the power of the numerous bogs…
25 Eryri Harriers turned up to pit themselves against some of the toughest runners across the UK, and the bog.
First in, and a new signing to Eryri, was Gareth Hughes, 14th overall, and 11th in the Open race. A fantastic 17th place overall was Tom Woods, and 1st U23 by minutes. 3rd Eryri male in was Rob Samuel, 31st overall, and 22nd in the Open race. All other Eryris in the Male Open category were: Gavin Roberts 28th, Rhys Goodhead 51st, and Owain Williams 78th Open.
In the V40 category, Matt Fortes was 11th V40, followed by Rich Roberts in as 13th V40, Emlyn Owen 21st V40, Glyn Williams 35th V40, Paul Jones 36th V40, Michael Coyne 52nd V40, and Ali Chant 59th V40.
V50s: Craig Jones was 11th V50, Guto Edwards 30th V50 and James McQueen 34th V50.
V60: Stephen Jones was a fab 2nd V60, with Russell Owen 5th V60 and Iwan Edgar 12th V60.
In the Womens race, Miranda Grant was 8th overall, and 5th in the F Open category, and Becki Law was 41st overall, 22nd OpenF.
Jacki Lee and Andrea Rowlands looked to have had a good battle being 7th and 8th V40, and 27th and 28th Women respectively, and Sarah Barnwell was 5th V50, with Ellie Salisbury 17th V50.
Really well done to everyone who took part in tricky conditions both underfoot and on the hill, with the brief weather window still giving us all a good run for our money. Results are below, along to some links to photos.
Huge thanks to Meirionnydd Running club for putting on such a great race in what has been a very challenging few weeks.
It is anyone’s guess if the next British Champs race in N Ireland next month will go ahead but I’ll update nearer the time.
Urgent Ras yr Aran Information
Covid 19 – Instructions for athletes
At present the Government has not ordered nor advised the abandonment of outdoor sporting activities of our size so the race will continue.
However it is important that we take as many precautions as we can to prevent the spread of the virus to fellow runner, officials or the local community through our activities. Please refer to PHE advice
You should NOT attend the race if
People can have the virus and feel well so there may still be people coming who has it.
To minimise the chances of contamination please remember
We will try to make the flow of people through the number pick up as smooth as possible.
Subject to weather the presentations will be outside. We will try to keep them brief.
We will not be offended if those who are confident in their disappointment wish to go home without attending the prize giving.
We can post their prize on to any winners who don’t wish to stay.