Joe Brown Tuesday Series – Race 12 Llanberis Sprint & final standings

Results for the final race (Llanberis Sprint) of the Tuesday series and also the final standings for the Joe Brown’s Tuesday Night Series 2016. Math Roberts won the Llanberis race in 12:16, a new record; Sarah Ridgeway winning the ladies in 11th overall 14:50.

In the overall series:
Gareth Wyn Hughes took Senior Men by the smallest of margins (0.04%) over Math Roberts. Senior Ladies was won by Miranda Grant. Other categories: MU14 Tomos Land; MU16 Max Dunford; MU18 Ryan Caine; M40 John Parkinson; M50 Emlyn Roberts; M60 Derek Weaver; M70 Don Williams; FU16 Annabelle McQueen; FU18 Rhiannon Kamink; F40 Sarah Ridgeway; F50 Sarah Bardwell; F60 Maggie Oliver. Well done all who entered!

Bike Style Tops

It has been suggested that we should make available to purchase some bike style tops. You know the ones with the short zip, pockets at the back and sleeves. A lot of runners also bike so we thought it was a good opportunity to have some more Eryri kit! On a practical level it has been suggested that the pockets are ideal for kit when running (saves using a bumbag) and also ideal for those autumn day runs when a vest is a bit skimpy but any more clothing and you’ll boil!

Please could you let a member of the committee know if you might be interested in one (I have already told myself!) and we’ll crack on getting some ordered. Designs/styles are being looked into at the moment so let us know and we’ll get them sorted.

UKA Fell Relay Championships

This year the Relay Champs are on Saturday 15th October in Scotland. The venue is just north of Glasgow in the Loch Lomond region. We are looking to send at the very least 3 teams (Open Men, Vet Men & Open Women). If we can get enough runners then I am sure the club will be more than happy to send more teams! In all likelihood there will be some who travel Friday night and some who go up on the Saturday. To give us a chance of getting things organised can you please let me or Jenks know if you’d like to be involved. Please don’t wait to be asked!! We will more than likely try and ask everyone at some point but the sooner we have this sorted the more we can plan. Any questions just give us a shout.

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Joe Brown Tuesday Night Series

Mike’s Facebook report:
“Round 11 mid-week series Tal-Y-Mig, well the weather did not keep the midges away, only the runners, half the amount of last year.The rain and mist lifted for the race enabling good %’s for the top 5 Gareth holding off Russ by 10 seconds, JP taking 3rd and 1st M40. Sian Ll led the ladies in 9th ahead of Tomos Land 10th and 1st U14, Gethin taking the U16 in 11th. The only record breaker of the night came in the form of Annabelle McQueen, new U16 and U18 rec’s in 18th, Dylan Huws 1st M50, Tina McQueen 1st F40, DWT 1st 60, Rhiannon Kamink 1st U18 and Ellie Salisbury 1st F50. A £25 donation was made to the local Baladeulyn primary school. PIC, Annabelle attending her 1st race at 5 weeks, (start them young)  Caernarfon Tyres Caernarfon Jnrs, U8 winners, Merrin Land and Elsi Glyn, U 10’s Jake and Megan, U12’s Guy and ABBI PARKINSON !!! and U14’s Cai and Alys. REMEMBER 7PM start so reg closes in the Heights @ 6.50, soup and prize giving at 8pm.”

PCP report 2016

Similar to the communist model, a long term plan is always a positive form of advancement. Therefore, 4 years ago when I created the Pedol Cwm Pennant, I immediately had it planned that I’d get the race to be a counter in the British champs, this initially was a 5 year plan but following a chat with Scoffer somewhere 2 years ago it ended up being a 4 year plan!

Anyway with 333 pre-entries there was always going to be slight planning required and a lot of help from a lot of people on the day!

The weather on the day was nearly perfect (if you knew the course) and we had 237 starters, so a colossal 96 who pre entered didn’t turn up. Online entries are great but it makes it far too easy for some people to just click and enter. Anyway, as it turns out 237 was more than enough!

Both winners set off from the start with one plan and Keswick’s Carl Bell and Ambleside’s Lou Roberts smashed the rest of the field. Carl smashing the old record by 23 minutes in 2.16.4 2with Lou smashing the ladies by 20 minutes in 2.43.49. Incredibly the first 29 finishers were all within Simon Harding’s old record! The race for the other podium positions was a bit closer with Sam Tosh, Rhys FR, Andrew Fallas and Math Roberts keeping a close eye on each for most of the race. The Cwm Ciprwth sorted Andrew with Rhys taking a good lead on Sam and Math. Rhys eventually took 2nd in 2.22 with Math nipping Sam in a sprint in 2.23.20. Dark Peak’s Tom Saville won the under 23’s finishing in 14th overall whilst Shettlestone’s Kenny Richmond won the male 40’s with Bingley legend Ian Holmes taking the 50’s. Settle’s Mike Egner had a worthwhile trip to win a competitive vet 60’s with Eryri’s Alwyn Oliver being the first ever vet 70 to complete the course and also win the category. In the ladies next home after Lou was Helm Hill’s Sharon Taylor in 2.59, there was a cracking 3rd overall for 19 year old Bronwen Jenkinson of Eryri who finished in 3.01.59 and also 1st under 23. In the ladies vet 50’s the win went to Pennine’s Jane Mellor with legend Wendy Dodds taking the vet 60’s. All age category records were smashed to smithereens. Dark Peak took the male team and Mercia the ladies team prize.

Following the race much fun was had with thanks to the Cwm Pennant hostel and Fred Smith and Alwen Haf of the Hafod Brewery and the fact Wales won the football.

Huge thanks to all helpers – all those people have already been thanked and contacted already!

Big thanks to all the staff at the hostel including the host Michelle. Also a big thanks to all local landowners including Ieuan and Emyr at Brynkir farm!

Race accounts will published in the next few days so you can all learn how much it really costs to organise a decent race! Just over £400 was raised via the car parking and the tea and cakes. This will all be pumped into buying 5 goats for the Ugandan goat project with over £200 going to Garndolbenmaen Ysgol Feithrin and the Brynkir farm hounds.

Roll on 2017!

Joe Brown Tuesday Series – Race 10 y Garn (or not) & Series so far

Joe Brown Tuesday Series Race 10 y Garn was re-routed to the slopes of yr Wyddfa following a threat of lightning (not forthcoming). In the overall Joe Brown series there have been more than 350 runners taking part, of which 73 have so far qualified (5 races complete) for the competition. It’s close at the top with not much in it between Math Roberts, Gareth Wyn Hughes and Russell Bentley. For the ladies, Miranda Grant leads Sian Williams and then Gemma Brown. All to play for with two to go.
Mike’s Facebook report from the night:
Round 10 Mid-week series, Rhyd ddu. Well by the time the forecasted bad weather had not appeared and the low clag on Garn had lifted JP had already marked the other side of the valley the good thing to come out of it I was bitten for less time and all the prize winners were still around. Wins for ‘Sir’, Mark Davies 1st 40 in 4th,Ryan Cain 1st U18 6th, Tomos Land 1st U14 7th and Max 1st U16 8th, good battle there. Miranda Grant top 10 again 1 place ahead of Sian, Dereck 1st 60 13th, Emlyn twin 1st 50 18th, Lisa Grantham 1st F40 27th, Sarah B F50 30th, Annabelle McQueen U16 Rhiannon Kamink U18 Emyr M70 and Maggie F60. C’Fon Tyres Jnr’s. Wins again U8’s for Merin and Emms, U10 Ben and Kyla, U 12s Guy and Efa and U 14 Cai and Samia, 11.45 and the bites just receding at last !

Joe Brown Tuesday Series – Race 10 y Garn (or not) & Series so far

Joe Brown Tuesday Series Race 10 y Garn was re-routed to the slopes of yr Wyddfa following a threat of lightning (not forthcoming). In the overall Joe Brown series there have been more than 350 runners taking part, of which 73 have so far qualified (5 races complete) for the competition. It’s close at the top with not much in it between Math Roberts, Gareth Wyn Hughes and Russell Bentley. For the ladies, Miranda Grant leads Sian Williams and then Gemma Brown. All to play for with two to go.
Mike’s Facebook report from the night:
Round 10 Mid-week series, Rhyd ddu. Well by the time the forecasted bad weather had not appeared and the low clag on Garn had lifted JP had already marked the other side of the valley the good thing to come out of it I was bitten for less time and all the prize winners were still around. Wins for ‘Sir’, Mark Davies 1st 40 in 4th,Ryan Cain 1st U18 6th, Tomos Land 1st U14 7th and Max 1st U16 8th, good battle there. Miranda Grant top 10 again 1 place ahead of Sian, Dereck 1st 60 13th, Emlyn twin 1st 50 18th, Lisa Grantham 1st F40 27th, Sarah B F50 30th, Annabelle McQueen U16 Rhiannon Kamink U18 Emyr M70 and Maggie F60. C’Fon Tyres Jnr’s. Wins again U8’s for Merin and Emms, U10 Ben and Kyla, U 12s Guy and Efa and U 14 Cai and Samia, 11.45 and the bites just receding at last !