6th Trail 6k – Portmeirion

9 Eryri Harriers were amongst the 145 finishers in the 6k trail race on Saturday 18th March. Eryri were led home by 7th placed Huw Owen 31:06 with Elliw Haf finishing 3rd female in a time of 33:53.

ARWEL’S BACK TO BACK DOUBLE RUNNERS-UP!

Arwel Lewis followed up his 2nd place finish in the Penrhyn Parkrun on Saturday 18th March with another 2nd place finish the following day at the tough Brynkinalt Estate 20km Trail race with a time of 90:17.
At the wet and muddy Penrhyn Parkrun, Arwel was followed in 3rd place by Brian Wills 20:27.

VALE OF CLWYD 10K – Sunday 19th March

Tammy Lewis-Jones was the first female finisher in 10th place overall in a time of 43:34 while Derek Weaver finished 8th & 1st MV/60 in a time of 40:59. A tough course made even tougher by the windy conditions! There were 57 finishers.

WILMSLOW HALF MARATHON – Sunday 19th March

Despite the windy conditions, there were still some very good performances at the annual event which many runners use to prepare for the London Marathon. Of the 3114 finishers, Eryri’s Rob Samuel having run all the race distance while mainly pushing the pace with fellow Welshman Andy Davies (Stockport) had to be content with 4th place overall in a very good time of 67:40 just behind Andy 67:30. The race was won by Mohammad Abu-Raczeq (Altrincham) 66:25 ahead of Sale Harriers Matt Bond 66:31.

WREXHAM MARATHON FESTIVAL

In the 3rd year of the event, Andrea Rowlands just gets better and better with age! following a Marathon PB and a 2nd placed finish in 2015 with a time of 3:00:00! a 1st place finish last year in a time of 3:02:05, Andrea went and topped all that, finishing 6th overall and 1st female going under the 3 hour mark for the first time in a terrific PB time of 2:54:22! Well Done Andrea.
Not to be out-done, Russell Bentley ran in his first ever Marathon in the event last year when finishing 2nd to Daniel Weston in a time of 2:38:24, this year, Russell turned things round to win the event ahead of Daniel in a time of 2:32:04 (Chip Time 2:31:59) with Daniel clocking 2:37:31. There were 166 finishers.
In the 20 mile race; Gemma Morgans finished 3rd female in a time of 2:26:18. There were 264 finishers.
Rob Samuel was a class apart in comfortably winning the Half Marathon by nearly 10 minutes in a time of 69:55 with Arwel Lewis finishing 9th & 1st MV/55 in a time of 1:28:07. There were 215 finishers.
Another well organised event by Chris Yorke and his RunWales crew.

Conwy Parkrun. Saturday 4th March

 Another win for Paul Wathan, though his first of the year at the event, comfortably winning by over a minute in a time of 17:20 with Gemma Morgans making it a double success in a time of 20:03, just 3 seconds off her PB.

Manley Mere, Helsby. Borders Road Running League. Sunday 5th March

 An unfortunate clash with the Anglesey Half Marathon due to a venue and race date change but, at least 3 Eryri Harriers turned out to represent the club in the 5.1 mile race which was run in drier but cold conditions as the rain and sleet relented just before the 11am start, just a few puddles to negotiate along the race route! Eryri were led home by 92nd (1stMV/60) Derek Weaver 33:24 followed by: 102nd Arwel Lewis 33:58 and 158th Ashley Wager 36:38. There were 318 finishers.

Anglesey Half Marathon. Sunday 5th March.

 A very good win for Richard Roberts on a very wet day in a time of 72:59 comfortably ahead of Richard Skates (Prestatyn RC) 73:15. In total, there were 24 Eryri Harriers competing amongst the 1227 drenched finishers.

Wrexham Half Marathon (North Wales Championships)

Sunday 19th February. There were 7 Eryri Harriers competing led home by 4th placed Alun Vaughan 71:08 with good runs by: 7th Richard Roberts 71:24 and 15thPaul Wathan 73:53 (PB) There was also a PB for Emlyn Owen with a time of 1:22:05. There were 1391 finishers.