Christmas Fun Run

Sunday 18th Dec. Start 11am. Registration and start at Victoria Hotel, Llanberis.

Junior fun run.

£5, soup, roll & mince pie, kids £2, they get a selection box and fruit drink

Pedol Peris Help Wanted

Ok everyone spread the word. Peris 10th September. Registration in The Heights. Same course as last year. Online entry open at Fabian 4.

***Marshals needed***

As always no race can happen without the volunteers/marshals so spread the word far and wide and let us know if you can help out.

Cheers

Entry here

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.

Joe Brown Mid Week Series, Aber

ROUND 7 MID-WEEK SERIES, ABER. Where are all these runners coming from ?, 111, I’m going to run out of numbers ! Well, the rain and the midges held off and saw Russ Bentley holding off past winners Math and Vaughany while in the ladies Hebogs Sian Lloyd Williams in 20th O/A held off Elliw Hafand Gemma Brown. Other podium places went to,U 14 Tomos Land, U16 St Davids Max Dunford, U18 St Davids Sam Mace, J P M40, Vic Belshaw M50, Dereck Weaver M60 and Don M70. In the Ladies, U16 Catrin D, U18 Rhiannon Kamink, F40 Belinda Buckingham (sorry I missed you out), F50 Emma Collins and F60 Maggie. C’FON TYRES JNR’S, U8 with 6 wins Merin Land cannot be beaten and another win for Olwen Baines, U10, Jake Roberts and Aimie Vaughan, U12, with 6 wins Georgia Parkie cannot be beaten while Guy notched up his 2nd win and U14 Callum O’D and Samia also continue their unbeaten runs. Thanks to you all for mucking in, just finished collating, its 01.45 and Im off to the shower, next week the Orme from the Ski Centre, entrance by the pier, share cars, if you arrive after 7pm you will be walking up the hill to register !!! Mike

 

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Joe Brown Mid Week Series, Moel y Gest

“Moel Y Gest, mid-week series.3 records,3 million midges and all around me.A record turnout here of 80 runners saw A great battle at the front tween Owen and Russ the latter winning by 18 seconds with St David’s secret weapon Callum Nelson holding off JP (1st 40) for 3rd. 1st record went to Ryan Cain, 8th overall, new U 18 record by 3 minutes and now holds both the U16 and U18 records. In the ladies Miranda Grant absolutely flying this year took another win 10th O/A new rec by 3.26, Sian Hebog in 2nd also inside the old rec while Sarah B took another of Ellie’s F50 rec’s by nearly 2 min. Other cat winners were, 1st U16 Max D, St Davids, 1st 50 Emlyn twin, 1st 60 Nick B, 1st 70 Don, and 1st F40 Hebogs Ceri Lane, sorry I missed you Ceri, you didnt look 40!.Thanks to Dei and his team for the groundwork and Ellie, Cheryl and Tina, a donation was made tp the local pre-school. C’FON TYRES JNRS, U8 victories to Merin and Ella. U10 Dylan P and Kyla, U12s Jack and Georgia and U14s Samia and Callum. Mike”

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Aelodaeth 2016-17 Membership

Aelodaeth 2016-17

Mae hi’n adeg yna’r flwyddyn eto! Ffi aelodaeth i’w dalu cyn diwedd y mis plis.
Os ydych yn bwriadu talu ar lein, buaswn yn ddiolchgar os gallwch adael i mi wybod trwy ebost neu neges ar Facebook.
£30 oedolyn; £5 o dan 18.

* Ail hawl – mae’r rheolau wedi newid yn glyn a aelodaeth ail hawl. Cyswlltwch am fwy o wybodaeth.
Diolch

Membership 2016-17

It’s come round again! Membership fees are due before the end of the month please.
If you are intending to pay via bank transfer, it would help me alot if you could send me a quick email or message via Facebook.
£30 adult; £5 under 18

* Second claim – the rules have changed regarding second claim membership. Please get in contact for further information.
Thanks

Moel y Ci

Adroddiad Ras Moel y Ci Race Report 

May I begin by assuring you that the Welsh version of this report will follow very soon.

Well, another fantastic turnout for Ras Moelyci, with 117 runners registering on the day. Once again, many of the runners commented on how they value this race, either as a tester for their winter training, or as the springboard for their preparation for the coming season after a winter of rest, relaxation and wine. Like last year, the weather decided to play ball and although it was really cold, the sun actually came out too although it couldn’t dry up the mud that lay in wait for the runners after so many weeks of relentless rain.

The camera men from local TV company, Rondo Media, asked if they could come along to find out more about sports like fell running that don’t receive much attention. They interviewed some of the runners and organisers as well as catching some video footage from the day. It will appear in their “Clwb” programme soon.

Gareth Hughes running for Mercia set a blistering pace from the off by leading the runners through the thick mud out of the fields of Moelyci farm and on towards the pot-holed tarmac and grassy lanes towards the energy-zapping boggy ascent to the summit, and those close on his heels in the early stages changed position now and again. Sarah Ridgeway of Run Snowdonia led the ladies from the start and never lost grip of this lead.

Even the crazy horses of Moelyci couldn’t put the runners off (you have to see Sports Pictures Cymru’s photos to understand what I’m talking about), and it’s reliably reported that official back marker, Dilwyn Rowlands, tried to jump on the back of one of the horses in order to save his tiring legs. A massive thanks to marshal Steve “SPJ” Jones, for rapidly acquiring horse-whispering skills and calming the crazy equines down. See his separate report as it makes extremely fun and interesting reading (I’ll upload it for him because the old John Wayne wannabe doesn’t do FB much). Thanks too to marshal Dafydd “Bugs” Williams for running up the hill to help SPJ with his horse dilemma, but forgetting to mention his severe allergy to horses and the anaphylactic reaction he usually gets when he’s near a horse. Now that’s dedication!

Once again the views of Elidir Fawr were magnificent as the runners rounded the back of the mountain as they approached the push towards the summit. The slippery descent seems to have claimed a couple of scalps, albeit temporarily, and they got back to their feet and pounded onwards towards the woods. The finish line, in its new position at the top of the small hill, was described by many runners as the sting in the tail of the race, zapping the last of their already waning energy as they clambered up towards the red tape, the smiling faces of Ann, Sharon, Sioned and Arwel with their stopwatches and encouraging cheers of “well done”, and the welcoming aroma of hot soup and a roll.

As many predicted, first over the line was Gareth Hughes (Mercia) in a brilliant time of 39.05, with many onlookers commenting that it could have been the muddy conditions that prevented him from getting closer to Richard Roberts’ course record. Less than a minute later in 2nd place was the lightening fast Spaniard, Michael Corrales (NWRRC), in his first local fell race in a time of 39.52. Not far behind, in 3rd place, was young and ever-improving Eryri Harrier, Owen Roberts, over the line in 40.15. Owen has a fantastic fell running career ahead of him if his current performance is anything to go by. The V40 category was won by Johnny Moore (Eryri) in 43.26. First V50 was David Soles (Pennine) in 45.28. Dei Jones of Eryri claimed the V60 prize and was so excited at his first category win a while. Great to see that even seasoned fell runners with years of experience still get excited by

their performances. Finally in the male section, the ever-impressive Eryri Harrier, Don Williams, easily clinched the V70 title in 57.26.

In the ladies race, and again as many in the know predicted, Sarah Ridgeway (Run Snowdonia) took the title by storm clinching the win, as well as the V40 category in 46.16. Closest rival, Lizzie Irvine (Eryri) crossed the line in 50.18, with Eryri’s Jennifer Charlton coming in 3rd in 51.19. Ali Thomas (Eryri) took the V50 title in 54.42, and Eryri’s Maggie Oliver ensured her name remained firmly on that V60 title by crossing the line in 72.07.

The junior race attracted nine runners and they all performed sterlingly. The race was won by Daniel Soles (Pennine) in 9.06, closely followed by his brother Samuel (Buxton), likely to be some good rivalry there! All the other junior runners did really well and deserve a mention: Georgia Parkinson, Abbi Parkinson, Iolo Llyr Roberts, Dylan Pye, Gwion Rhys Parry Evans, Mared Enlli Evans, and Tilly Craine. Well done all of you. Enjoy the Easter eggs.

Eryri Harriers were well represented at the race with 36 club members running. In total, 117 runners registered and there was only 1 DNF.

A massive thank you to the following for making the race a big success:

All the staff at Ffarm Moelyci; the marshals and other volunteers; and you, the runners. Without all of you, there wouldn’t have been a race.

Race results will be available on the Eryri Harriers website and Facebook pages and the WFRA website.

Please let me know if you spot any errors in this report or the results.

Thanks/diolch

Gary

 

Moelyci 2016 Results

Presentation Evening

The event takes place at Lodge Dinorwic (the old school building in Dinorwic at the top of the Fachwen road)on the 26th February 7pm.

Tickets will be £10 for adults and £5 for under 14s and includes a delicious two course meal. Bring your own beer etc as no licence for alcohol.
Tickets will be available from stuart Macdonald and other committee members, also will be available at Moel y Ci and the Oswestry Cross Country.

Eryri Harriers Christmas Fun Run

This Sunday is the club’s Christmas Fun Run. Details here

The club have received two club entries for next year’s London Marathon on Sunday 24th April. There will be a ballot following the XMAS fun run at Llanberis on Sunday 20th December for all those club members who fancy a crack at the Marathon next year. NOTE: You have to be present to enter the ballot on Sunday!