Felinheli 10k report and results

30 Eryri Harriers were amongst the 312 finishers in the Felinheli 10k on a hot and sweltering Wednesday 4th July evening. Neither the warm weather nor a herd of cows who apparently wanted to take part in the race around the 7k mark and crashed through the fences from field to field across the race route put the runners off though; Russell Bentley took a wrong turn and ran a longer distance than anyone else! Russell must have been trying to avoid the mad cows! He still won the race in a time of 34.24 with Eryri’s Catherine Connell taking the women’s title in 14th place overall with a time of 39.18. Eryri’s other category winners were: FV/40 Megan Hughes 43.55 & FV/50 Helen Blair 46.19.

A well organised Gwyl Felin event, thanks to Eilir and Debbie Evans and their Team. More information, photos on the Gwyl Felin website:

www.gwylfelin.org

Felinheli 10k – Eryri Harriers Positions/Times

Race No                   Name                       Gender          Gender Pos              Cat Pos     Time          Overall

345 Eifion Williams Male 6 MOPEN 3 00:37:53 6
7 Arthur Connell Male 7 MOPEN 4 00:38:08 7
5 Craig Jones Male 11 MV40 5 00:39:05 11
74 Catherine Connell Female 1 FOPEN 1 00:39:18 14
70 Ali Chant Male 22 MV40 8 00:40:11 23
61 Nic Brook Male 24 MV40 9 00:40:27 25
179 Rhys James Male 30 MOPEN 20 00:40:57 32
86 John Davies Male 31 MOPEN 21 00:41:02 33
224 Math Llwyd Male 32 MOPEN 22 00:41:04 34
9 Arwel Lewis Male 36 MV50 2 00:42:13 40
10 Gary Porter-Jones Male 39 MV50 3 00:42:31 43
83 Anthony Davies Male 42 MV50 4 00:43:03 48
177 Dylan Huws Male 47 MV50 5 L 00:43:39 53
169 Megan Hughes Female 7 FV40 1 00:43:55 57
144 Nia Gwynn Female 8 FV40 2 00:44:11 59
78 Emlyn Roberts Male 56 MV50 7 00:45:10 65
12 Rhys Ab Elwyn Male 59 MV50 9 00:45:34 70
11 Helen Blair Female 13 FV50 1 00:46:19 77
117 Maldwyn Evans Male 78 MV50 13 00:47:45 96
4 Malcolm R Jones Male 85 MV60 2 00:48:28 107
317 Ali Thomas Female 24 FV50 3 00:49:17 114
100 Eurwyn Edwards Male 97 MV60 3 00:50:00 126
113 Gwyn Evans Male 108 MV60 6 00:51:11 143
262 Kate Potter Female 36 FV50 5 00:51:26 146
274 Brian Robbins Male 127 MV70 3 00:54:25 178
311 Sophie Steventon Female 95 FOPEN 45 01:00:10 244
103 Vivienne Edwards Female 113 FV60 3 01:02:31 268
275 Hazel Robbins Female 122 FV50 15 01:04:59 279
279 Iorwerth Roberts Male 162 MV70 4 01:09:43 296
192 Kalvin Jones Male 167 MV50 34 01:28:16 311

Felinheli 10K 2018 results (1)

ONE FAIRY FRECKLED COW GOLD & TWO SILVERS for ERYRI

Meirionydd athlete Tom Roberts successfully defended his North Wales Regional Trail Running title at the Fairy Freckled Cow. Llyn Alwen 11k trail race on Sunday 1st July. Tom was one of the very few to complete the anti-clockwise course around the lake in a similar time (38.22) if not better than last year considering the very hot weather temperatures. Prestatyn athlete Amie Bagnall took the women’s title (47.27) ahead of the improving Eryri athlete Elliw Haf (48.12) Abergele Harrier Darren Blazier was the first Masters finisher in a very good time of 43.48.
Four Eryri Harriers were amongst the 137 competitors who completed the event with FV/40 Gold going Tammy Lewis-Jones with a time of 53.08. Elliw with senior women’s Silver. Arwel Lewis MV/50 Silver – (50.14) while Iorwerth Roberts finished 127th in a time of 90.08.
Overall, a very well organised event. Thank you once again to Denbigh Harriers for organising the event and staging the North Wales Regional Trail Championships
Photos/Canlyniadau Pencampwriaeth Trail Gogledd Cymru. Lluniau ar wefan facebook Cader Sports (Dad Tom Roberts) https://www.facebook.com/Cader-Sports-Photos-756547801085134/

Borders League update

Borders League update – its now official, and we have the trophy to prove it, between us, (Lesley Lawson, Ali Donnelly, Becky Law, Jenny Heming, Megan Hughes, and me), the Eryri Ladies avoided any penalty points by having a complete team at each of the six races, so won the

for 2017/18 by 515 points. Well done everyone, and also to Arwel for his third place in the MV55 category.

For a complete set of results see www.bordersleague.org.uk

SNOWDONIA HALF MARATHON

SNOWDONIA HALF MARATHON

Four Eryri Harriers were amongst the 632 finishers in the tough Snowdonia Half Marathon at Llanrwst on Sunday 20th May, an event which included a steep 1 in 7 climb after 11miles! Weather conditions were quite warm and sunny as the runners made their way into Gwydir Forest, past Llyn Geirionydd, Llyn Crafnant to Trefriw and back to the finishing line in Llanrwst. Eryri were led home by Arwel Lewis in 23rd position overall and 1st MV/55 with a time of 1:41:36 followed by: 32nd Huw Owen 1:43:43. 67th Guto Rhys 1:48:41 and 84th Steffan Evans 1:51:32. The event was won by North Wales Road Runners Martin Green in a time of 1:22:54.

Another well organised Run Wales event.

Full Results: http://my6.raceresult.com/73704/

Sub 3 for Andrea

SUB 3 HOUR MARATHON FOR ANDREA

Andrea Rowlands was amongst the 3405 finishers in the inaugural Newport Marathon on Sunday 29th April where she finished 52nd overall and 2nd female in a time of 2:58:56, only her second ever sub – 3 Hour Marathon while Rhys ap-Elwyn finished 379th overall in a time of 3:28:10.

Final Borders league

EXCELLENT IMPROVEMENT BY ERYRI’S WOMEN 
 

In the final race of the 2017/18 Borders Road Running League (BRRL) Season at Shotton on Wednesday 25th April, Eryri’s women were successful in winning the “Improvers Trophy” for the third time in their history, on the flat and fast 7.5km course, Eryri’s women were led home by 184th placed Helen Blair. 259th Becky Law and 299th Allison Donnelly.

There was also a good turnout by Eryri’s men who fielded a full team of seven. Eryri were led home by debutant Tom Chandy in 36th place followed by: 60th and also making his debut in the BRRL, Callum O’Donnell, 69th John Davies. 108th Ali Chant. 135th Gary Porter-Jones. 143rd Arwel Lewis and 197th Ashley Wager.

A much improved performance by Eryri all round which augurs well for a determined promotion charge next season.

Full Race Results will be published on the BRRL website: http://www.bordersleague.org.uk/results/

Goldrush

ERYRI GOLDRUSH
In warm and sunny conditions on Saturday 21st April, Rob Samuel and Elliw Haf made it a double success for Eryri in the Goldrush 8.5 mile Trail Race at Coed-y-Brenin. Rob Samuel led from the off to smash the course record with a time of 53:38 ahead of Bangor University student. Chris Richards 56:04 and last year’s race winner. Tom Roberts (Meirionydd) 58:34. Elliw Haf went one better following last year’s runners-up position by taking the women’s title, finishing 15th overall in a time of 72:27. Other Eryri Placings/Times: 9th Callum O’Donnell 66:58. 13th (1st MV/50) Arwel Lewis 70:50. 23rd (3rd MV/50) Paul Hodges 75:25. 100th Malcolm Jones 1:40:42. 113th Claire Williams 1:44:37 & 115th Barry Davies 1:45:15. There were 187 finishers in the well organised Matt Ward/Coed-y-Brenin event.

BORDERS ROAD RUNNING LEAGUE/SHOTTON

The final race of the Borders Road Running League 2017/18 season takes place at Shotton this Wednesday 25th April at 7:30pm.
Eryri’s women have one hand on the Improvers Trophy and need as many Harriers out as possible to ensure we win the trophy once again. The same goes for Eryri’s men who aim to finish the season on a high following a low key year in the league.