Second Welsh Championship counter:
Pen Cerrig Calch
Only 3 Harriers made the long journey to South Wales to take part in the 2nd Counter in the WFRA Welsh Champs.
Ellie Salisbury arrived home as 2nd V50, while Alwyn and Maggie Oliver came in consecutively, gaining 4th MV70, and 1st LV70. Well done all!!
Second North Wales Series counter:
28 Eryri harriers took part, with excellent results all round in this early season, short but really tough race. There aren’t many fell races out there that gain most of their height by using the stairs!
Gavin Roberts was first Harrier back in 4th place, with Owain Williams not far behind in 6th. In 9th place, and 3rd V40 was Emlyn Owen.
In the Women, Catherine Connell was 2nd overall, and 1st SF, Becki Law was 4th SF, while Sarah Barnwell and Ellie Salisbury were 2nd V50 and 3rd V50.
An excellent turn out of Eryri Harriers for this race….I’m yet to hear if the prize giving was up to the usual standard. Did the race winner win a pineapple this year…?
Full results can be found here:
First N Wales Series/ Welsh Championship counter:
The first counter in both of the above series proved to be something of a scorcher despite being run in late Feb!
There weren’t huge numbers of Eryri Harriers taking on the first of two long races in The Welsh champs, with only 3 men and one women taking part:
Matt Fortes had a cracking run to come 4th O/A, and 2nd V40, Steven Jones also had an excellent run coming 14th O/A and 1st V60, and Paul Hodges was 50th O/A and 8th V50. Ellie Salisbury was carrying the flag for the Eryri women, being the solo female runner, coming in 2nd WV50.
It’s that time of year again when Eryri annual membership subscriptions are due! Subscriptions/renewals can be paid online via the Eryri website at the link below. Subscriptions should be paid before 31st March this year. Any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me:
The Club Presentation Evening 09/03/2019:
Well, a great evening was had by the 42 of us who attended the annual club presentation evening on Saturday evening. The Split Willow did us proud with their excellent food, the trophies went down very well, & Russell Bentley’s address was interesting & thought-provoking. Just such a shame that from a membership of 200+, only 36 actual members were there to enjoy the social & acknowledge all the many achievements…
Huge congrats to the following winners:
1st Gavin Roberts, 2nd Matt Fortes (v40), 3rd Craig Jones
1st V50 Russell Owen
1st V70 Alwyn Oliver
2nd v 70 Geoff Fielding
1st Nia Albiston (v40), 2nd Andrea Rowlands (v40)
1st V50 Ellie Salisbury
1st V70 Maggie Oliver
1st Arwel Lewis
2nd Steffan Evans
3rd Iorwerth Roberts
There were no ladies who had completed sufficient champs races
1st Matt Fortes
2nd Ben Beachell
3rd Russel Owen
1st Elliw Haf
2nd Tammy Lewis-Jones
3rd Miranda Grant
Outstanding Contribution to the club – Dyfed Whiteside Thomas
Angela Brand-Barker Ladies Mountain Running Special Achievement Award – Elliw Haf
Dewi Tomos Junior Award – Callum O’Donnell
Outstanding Athlete Award – Bronwen Jenkinson
Rory O’Donnell Most Improved Male Runner Award – Nic Brook
A big thanks is in order to our very generous sponsors:
X-Ray Minerals – SPJ
Cwmni Da – Dylan Huws
Caffi Siabod – Paul Hodges
CLUB PRESENTATION EVENING
The annual Club Presentation Evening will be held on Saturday, 9th March, 7 for 7.30pm at the Split Willow Restaurant, Llanfairfechan, LL33 0PA.
The ticket price is £13 for seniors & £5 for U14s, to include a hot buffet, the presentation of last season’s awards & what’s likely to be an informative & amusing address by Russell Bentley.
All members, their partners, friends & families are welcome – it would be great to have everyone out to celebrate the success of the club’s champions & heroes/heroines……
To purchase tickets, please go to http://www.fabian4.co.uk/
default.aspx?EventID=2301, or for further info, contact Ellie Salisbury at ellierocknrun@ gmail.com (07789061648)
Notice for your diaries: The Club Presentation Evening will be held on Sat, 9th March (Pipe Dream race day) in Llanberis, or within easy driving distance of Llanberis. All the usual stuff, including buffet/bar/presentation of awards to last season’s winners/surprise guest speaker etc etc. Everyone welcome. Venue/ticket price TBC in the next few days once the committee has made its decision on various quotes & options, so watch this space for a further announcement very soon…..