News from Italy

News from Italy

A number of Eryri members were busy over the weekend representing wales in Italy at the annual Trofeo Vanoni.

In the individual women’s race Jackie Lee come 10th (as part of the Snowdon race team) and Bronwen Jenkinson, representing Wales at senior level for the first time came an excellent 19th overall with a third place in the under 23 category. Ffion Price of Cardiff AC came fifth overall, less than a minute behind the current world champion.

In the men the Welsh team was spearheaded by the on form Mathew Roberts who stormed past Robbie Simpson of Scotland to the 18th fastest leg.  Pete Ryder of Cardiff AC carried on the good work and Eryri’s Nathan Jones brought the team in ninth and leaving the Scots trailing in his wake.  Nathan will now concentrate on the cross country season and work towards his first GB vest at this discipline.

 Pics to follow.

 

Paul Jenkinson

 

UKA British Fell & Hill Relay – it's all over!!!

I’m not about to start writing a long report about Sunday’s Relay event, not just because I’m exhausted following it and drowning in emails, but because what else can be said about it that hasn’t already been written elsewhere. 

The day itself was quite frankly amazing.  Amazing team effort, amazing camaraderie, and amazing effort shown by so many people from so many clubs around the UK.

There were extraordinary performances by great athletes, including from our own club.  Alas, we didn’t quite get on the podium, but it wasn’t for want of trying.  Taking part was truly wonderful experience, the crowd and support at the start of Leg 1 was extraordinary.

I could try to list the names of everyone I can remember who helped out this event together but it would be too long, especially when you include all who helped on the day itself, however I will only forget someone and offend them so I won’t attempt it.  Suffice to say those who contributed know they did, and will have the satisfaction of knowing they helped put on probably the best  and biggest Fell Relay that’s ever been.

Regards,

Craig.

See some links here for photos and reports.

Final Results

Mud Sweat & Tears

Holmfirth Harriers

Sports Pictures Cymru

 Video clips

Mercia finishing Leg 3 – https://vine.co/v/hd5TwJY9ZjV

 

Borrowdale Vets finishing Leg 3 / starting Leg 4 – https://vine.co/v/hd5Url7I3A5

 

Wharfedale’s Goldie starting Leg 4 – https://vine.co/v/hd5P3gA32hu

 

Karl Gray heads off in pursuit of Corny on Leg 4 – https://vine.co/v/hd5xhu0Bmdg

 

The old man starting Leg 4 – https://vine.co/v/hd53jbEFnpu

 

Simon bring’s home Silver for Mercia ! – https://vine.co/v/hdJB7iVuiVg

 

http://forum.fellrunner.org.uk/showthread.php?12338-UKA-British-Fell-amp-Hill-Relays/page53

 

Not an average fellrace!

Not an average fellrace!

 

UKA British Fell & Hill Relay – it’s all over!!!

I’m not about to start writing a long report about Sunday’s Relay event, not just because I’m exhausted following it and drowning in emails, but because what else can be said about it that hasn’t already been written elsewhere. 

The day itself was quite frankly amazing.  Amazing team effort, amazing camaraderie, and amazing effort shown by so many people from so many clubs around the UK.

There were extraordinary performances by great athletes, including from our own club.  Alas, we didn’t quite get on the podium, but it wasn’t for want of trying.  Taking part was truly wonderful experience, the crowd and support at the start of Leg 1 was extraordinary.

I could try to list the names of everyone I can remember who helped out this event together but it would be too long, especially when you include all who helped on the day itself, however I will only forget someone and offend them so I won’t attempt it.  Suffice to say those who contributed know they did, and will have the satisfaction of knowing they helped put on probably the best  and biggest Fell Relay that’s ever been.

Regards,

Craig.

See some links here for photos and reports.

Final Results

Mud Sweat & Tears

Holmfirth Harriers

Sports Pictures Cymru

 Video clips

Mercia finishing Leg 3 – https://vine.co/v/hd5TwJY9ZjV

 

Borrowdale Vets finishing Leg 3 / starting Leg 4 – https://vine.co/v/hd5Url7I3A5

 

Wharfedale’s Goldie starting Leg 4 – https://vine.co/v/hd5P3gA32hu

 

Karl Gray heads off in pursuit of Corny on Leg 4 – https://vine.co/v/hd5xhu0Bmdg

 

The old man starting Leg 4 – https://vine.co/v/hd53jbEFnpu

 

Simon bring’s home Silver for Mercia ! – https://vine.co/v/hdJB7iVuiVg

 

http://forum.fellrunner.org.uk/showthread.php?12338-UKA-British-Fell-amp-Hill-Relays/page53

 

Not an average fellrace!

Not an average fellrace!

 

Races require organisers

All Members,

Most of you will know that Ross Powell was the long standing organiser of a number of popular races.  Due to his recent ill-health he will no longer organise his races, and as a result new organisers are being sought otherwise they will not go ahead in 2014.

Ross has requested that they remain insured under the WFRA code and insurance (you just need to be a member to be covered).

The races are as follows –

CARNEDDAU

Y GARN

MOEL HEBOG

I think you will agree that we cannot allow these three great races to discontinue.  If you are able to step up and take one or more of them on then please contact Ross asap.   penybuarth@talktalk.net

A degree in rocket science is not required to pull together a fellrace; you just need to put aside a bit of time to put something back into the sport that you love.  Along the way you can receive guidance from loads of fellow organisers, and it’s also very rewarding.  You could even do it jointly with someone else.

Thanks,

Craig.

Weekend Trail Reports

On Saturday 26th October, Matt Ward had a terrific battle with club colleague Matt Fortes for the Llyn Brenig 9 mile trail race title, eventually pulling away to win in a time of 56:37, with Fortes 2nd in 56:48.

Johnny Moore ran well to finish 5th overall and 1st MV/45 in 60:48, while Andrea Rowlands had a more comfortable win in the ladies section finishing 8th overall in a time of 63:00.

There were 48 finishers in all and among them: 10th Phil Targett 63:36. 16th (3rd Female) Becki Law 68:49 and 39th Iorwerth Roberts 88:43.

The following day at Newborough Forest, 99 competitors took part in the Half Marathon trail race that included two laps of the scenic Llanddwyn Island in what were quite warm conditions.  Former Eryri Harrier Gwyn Owen made his intentions clear from the start as he left everyone in his wake to comfortably win in a time of 1:19:06 ahead of Menai athlete Steffan Sayer 1:23:01. 

Eryri’s Dewi Owen running well to finish 3rd 1:29:15 followed by 4th Karl Ashworth 1:29:48, just pipping Dyfed Whiteside Thomas in a sprint finish as Dyfed clocked 1:29:49 ahead of Arwel Lewis in 6th & (1st MV/50) 1:30:06.

Other notable Eryri Finishers: 8th Huw Owen 1:32:22. 13th (1st MV/40) Brian Wills 1:37:56. 28th and (3rd Female) Tammy Lewis-Jones 1:45:55.

In the 10k trail race incorporating one lap of the Half Marathon course, Siobhan Evans finished 8th overall and 1st Female in a time of 44:20. The race was won by Chester Tri’s Alex Hall in 37:57 ahead of promising young Menai athlete Iolo Hughes 38:58 who beat his coach(!) Andy Walling (1st MV/40) 40:47, with Eryri’s Dylan Jones 4th in 41:21.  Gary Porter-Jones finished 7th overall and 3rd MV/40 in 43:44. There was a very good turnout of 181 for the 10k race and along with the junior races prior to the senior events, a good day all round for The Always Aim High well organised event.

 

ARWEL LEWIS

 

N Wales Junior Fell Champs

Thanks once again to the faithful few, Eryri, Prestatyn, NWRRC and parents who turned out to assist and make the day go smoothly. This year it was the turn of Colwyn Bay to take the bulk of the medals, again the main star being Michael Roberts breaking his own North Wales record in the U14s, with team mate U12 record holder Holly Roberts winning the U14 girls.  The sole Eryri medalist be Caitlin Forrest 2nd in the U10 girls.

Thanks must also go to X-Ray Mineral Services, Sinclair Steel, Mostyn Estates, Conwy Council and the Orme Country Park for allowing us to use such a cracking venue.

NW Junior Fell Champs 2013

 

Mike.

 

 

Junior Mountain Champs

Reminder that the North Wales Junior Mountain Championships are taking place this Sunday on the Great Orme, Llandudno.

12 noon from the Great Orme summit complex.  Registration from 10am.

Entry form can be found here

Come and see the future front runners of North Wales battle it out – always a great event.

Helpers always welcome.

 

Peris & Half Peris report & results

Pedol Peris and Half Peris results 2013-1

Photos from the race

Where do I start with the thanks?, all the helpers who turned out to assist, Eryri, Menai, Clwydian, relations and the weather all made it a successful day. The sponsors that supported us once again, Snowdon Mountain Railway, Penceunant Café, The Heights, Cread and all the landowners for allowing us to run on their land.

The results (the half-race results are on their way) speak for themselves.  The 2006 winner Rob Jebb, on his 3rd visit,  wa sthis year’s winner in 3.15.27.  He paced it perfectly with Morgan Donnelly, catching long time leader and Ben Nevis winner Finlay Wilde by Y Lliwedd and coming in to win in the 4th fastest time, with Morgan taking 2nd (and nearly 9 min off the V40 record), and Finlay taking 3rd.

In the ladies victory went to Rob’s team mate British International Victoria Wilkinson who finished an amazing 17th overall in 3.38.06 a time beaten only by Menna’s record 3.28.14 (96) and 3.33.45 (95).

Other outstanding feats missed by me at the prize giving were Mark Roberts taking 2.45 off the V50 record; Gill Myers taking staggering 18 minutes off the F50 record, and Huw Davies setting 3.58.21 as the 1st U23 competitor in the history of the race.

In the teams, 3 to count, saw Borrowdale’s men ( 10.21.17) win from Dark Peak ( 10.26.21), whilst Ambleside ladies (12.37.34) pipped Dark Peak (12.38.08).

Splits to follow soon.

Victory in the half Peris went to 2011 second placed Callum Musket in 1.58.02.  Sarah Ridgway took victory in 2.12.53, and took nearly 2 minutes off Jo Moore’s 2009 record.However it must be noted that such was the quality of the ladies long race field this year that no less than 14 women including local lady Jenny Heming also beat Jo’s record on their way to the full distance!

Found property at the Heights – a smelly pair fell shoes and dogs.  Dogs are in the bin shoes are washed and drying, phone me. 

 

Mike