Ras Moel Wnion Report and results

After the recent rains had gone the sun was shining on Moel Wnion and even with other local road races in the area as well as the Yorkshire 3 Peaks on the same weekend if was great to welcome 64 runners to Ysgol Llanllechid for the race. A great day seemed to be had by all (well I enjoyed myself) and some amazing performances were on display across the categories. Congratulations to Chris Richards (Bangor Uni) and Becki Law (Eryri) (1st M & F), Sam Orton and Ruth Metcalfe ( Both Eryri V40s), Russell Owen (Eryri) and Ali Thomas (v50s), Derek Weaver (Eryri – v60) and John Morris ( Buckely – v70).

Chris tore up the course (quite literally given the state of his legs when he crossed the line)  in 35.28 closely followed by Callum Davidson (also Bangor) in 36.03. These guys were running seriously quickly in their first wnion race, no surprise when you hear that they are ex-England juniors and current U20 runners going for GB vests, and reckon they can go quicker next year now they know the faster lines (if they dont face plant)! In the womens race, Becki Law seemed to be demonstrating the benefits of a winter at altitude by flying down the cart track to win in 47.23 ahead of Gemma Moore(48.55) and Ann-Marie Jones (49.22).

Thanks to the long list of people who helped up on the hill and to everyone at the school. The race is run with the school as a fundraising event, with lots of people from the local community giving up their time to help with children’s races or help in the kitchen as well as marshal the main race. The prizes also came from the area, with the Bethesda Pottery shop making bespoke mugs and goblets. Once again, it was a great day for the local community, with everyone already looking forward to next year!

Photos from the race (from Steve Jeffreys) can be found on the link from the race facebook page atwww.facebook.com/rasmoelwnion or at Steve’s pages directly https://www.facebook.com/SteveJefferyPhotography/

Thanks Ross Roberts (race organiser)

moel wnion 2017

 

Llantysilio Fell Race

Llantysilio Fell Race
5 Eryri Harriers enjoying the sunshine

Quick report from a great day at Llantysilio Fell Race today. Five Eryri runners enjoyed the lovely sunshine, fantastic views and well-organised race from the wonderful little village of Rhewl. Big well done to Andrea Rowlands who was first lady and 3rd overall, closely followed by Stephen Jones who was 4th overall and first V60 – fantastic running. Becki Law, Jackie Lee and Hayley Turner were next Eryri runners over the line – well done everyone! Thanks to the organisers and Judith Leslie for the support on the hill 🙂 Sure full results and report will follow on the website below: http://www.tattenhallrunners.com/our…/llantysilio-fell-race/ 

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.