Stuart needs marshalls for this Saturday’s Pedal Peris.
He can be contacted on 07921 920468
Gladstone 9 Race Report 09/08/2015
Once again, we were granted perfect weather conditions & good visibility for this year’s Gladstone 9 race, while the rest of Wales endured the Summer 2015 drizzle to which we’ve become accustomed. 49 started the race, & 47 finished (& Elsi, the best Diabetic Assistance Dog in the world!). The feedback has all been excellent, with many comments about the wonderful views, the fantastic marshals, the post-race flapjacks & the amazing prizes.
The race was won by John Hunt, MV40 from Dark Peak, in a time of 1:22:01, with Buckley’s Simon Edwards, also MV40, close on his heels in 1:22:11, & Helsby’s Jim O’Hara third in 1:22:55. Like last year, there were only three Eryri finishers in the top ten, with MV60 Steve P. Jones finishing in an amazing fourth place in 1:24:09, beating the next MV40, 5th overall, NWRR’s Mark Davies (1:24:59) & the first MV50, Eryri’s Michael Belshaw who was eighth overall in 1:30:12. It’s interesting that there were only 5 senior men in the first twenty finishers. Where are all the ‘youngsters’?!
The first lady across the line was Altrincham AC’s Ann-Marie Jones, who finished in seventeenth place, smashing the FV60 record with her amazing time of 1:41:48. The next two ladies to finish were Eryri’s Nia Albiston in 1:44:19 & Kate Worthington in 1:47:13. The first FV50, Denbigh’s Emma Collins, had a great run in 1:48:56, beating the first FV40, her team mate Victoria Whitehead (1:52:17). The first local was yours truly, but there again, the race does take place in my fantastic ‘back garden’……!
Our sincere thanks go to all the many marshals and helpers, without whom we would not have been able to safely organise the race. We are very grateful for the generous sponsorship & support provided by X-Ray Minerals, Fletcher & Poole Estate Agents & Frwythau DJ, which enabled us to issue a colour map of the route to everyone, & fantastic fossils & fruit baskets as prizes. We also owe a huge vote of thanks to the staff of the Gladstone pub for their hospitality & cooperation, & for providing a meal voucher as a prize.
A small financial contribution will be given to the WFRA, & we are pleased to announce that Diabetes UK & the Nepal Earthquake Appeal will also each receive a £100 donation.
Any Eryri club member that is also a race organiser or a regular marshal at a club race can have the cost of attending a first aid course reimbursed by the club. If you are interested in this, please contact Ellie Salisbury for further details. firstname.lastname@example.org
Ras Nadolig Eryri! Diwrnod gwych gyda thywydd braf iawn. Nifer fawr o redwyr mewn gwisg ffansi trawiadol iawn!
Ras yn cychwyn o Westy’r Fic ac yna ymlaen am Amgueddfa Lechi ac wedyn o gwmpas y llyn ac yn ôl i orffen yn y Fic. Cyfanswm o bump deg pedwar o redwyr. Diolch yn fawr unwaith eto i staff y Fic am adael i’r clwb gael cynnal y ras yno ac am baratoi’r lluniaeth ar ddiwedd y ras.
Lluniau a chanlyniadau isod.
Eryri Xmas Race Results! Great day, with excellent weather conditions. High number of fancy dress runners in striking costumes!
Race commenced from the Victoria Hotel, then onwards past the Slate Museum & around the lake then back to the Vic. Total of fifty four runners. Thanks again to the staff of the Victoria Hotel for letting the club use their facilities and for providing the refreshments at the end of the race.
Photos and race results below.
Blwydden Newydd Dda Pawb. Happy New Year All
Once again the Eryri Harriers club committee will be organising the 5.5 mile Xmas Fun Run around Llyn Padarn, starting from the Royal Victoria Hotel. Non-club members welcome.
£5 entry on the day, includes soup and mince pie. Fancy dress positively encouraged, with a prize for the best one and the usual guess the Secret Santa.
Registration from 9.30am, recommended that you arrive early. Run starts at 11 sharp.
Here are some upcoming events of interest:
Tues 18th November – Annual General Meeting
At Y Caban, Brynrefail – 7pm for food, 8pm meeting start. Always a good social as well as sorting out club business; free hot food!
Sat 22nd November – Club Charity Quiz Night
At the Siabod Cafe, Capel Curig. Experienced quizmaster with a running theme as well as general knowledge. This is a new event, to be repeated if it’s popular. Taking place on the evening of the Pen Fell Race. 7pm for 7.30 prompt quiz start. Only £2 on the night – all proceeds to charity.
Sun 21st December – Xmas Fun Run
From the Royal Victoria Hotel, Llanberis. 9.30 registration, 11am race start. Be early to avoid the rush. Fancy dress competition, junior races, raffle and guess the Santa. Soup and mince pies.
It is almost 12 months since Pete passed away, and he has been missed, most publically by the huge gap he left in the world of Welsh fellrunning photography. Along with Al being unwell we have lost a great a contribution to the sport.
At Pete’s own request no funeral was held, something which some people found strange, but his wishes were respected.
On Saturday 23rd August a memorial will take place for Pete immediately following the Tryfan Downhill Dash. The race time is to meet at 2pm, at which time those competing will climb to the summit, with the race starting when everyone gets there.
Pete thoroughly enjoyed the Tryfan Downhill, and in fact it was the last race he filmed and photographed before he passed away, and he used it to test a new lens he purchased that week.
This year, when everyone get’s/falls back down there will be a prizegiving and then at approx 3pm a simple celebration of Pete’s life and appreciation of the contribution he gave to people by way of a few words spoken.
Everyone welcome, regardless of whether you want to run this crazy race, or just watch the drama unfold and then pay your respects to Pete. If you feel you want to say something on the day feel to do so and let me know.