Eryri’s Russell Bentley carried on with his good form of late after a superb win in the Snowdonia Marathon three weeks ago; most people would have taken a bit of a break but not Russell! Last week Russell finished 4th overall and 1st MV/35 in the Cheshire 10k (31:25) and on Sunday 20th November, Russell added another title to his tally by winning the Conwy Half Marathon in a very good time for the course which includes a loop of Llandudno’s Great Orme of 69:47 nearly a minute clear of runner-up James Douglas (Border Harriers) 70:40. Amongst the 2,408 finishers, there were 25 Eryri Harriers competing with Dewi Owen just making the top 10 for 2nd MV/35 behind Russell in a time of 78:40. Notably, Andrea Rowland finished 4th female in a time of 86:16 while Derek Weaver had a stormer to win the MV/60 title in 92nd place overall with a time of 89:24.
A glorious day for the event run in sunny conditions well organised by Chris Yorke and his Runwales crew.
Full race results: https://www.runwales.com/…/
North Wales Title for Rob
In the 30th running of the Abergele 5 mile road race on Sunday 30th October, despite finishing 3rd overall in a very good time of 24:41 for the tough undulating course. Rob Samuel won the North Wales Title. Liverpool Harrier John Ashcroft won the event in a course record time of 24:21 ahead of Philip Sesemann (Blackheath & Bromley Harriers) 24:36. In all, as well as Rob, there were 7 Eryri Harriers competing. 7th & 1st Male U/20 Owen Roberts 28:47. 59th & 3rd MV/55 (1st North Wales) Arwel Lewis 33:06. (Arwel won the inaugural event in 1986). 60th Tim Watson 33:15. 77th & 3rd Senior Female Gemma Morgans 34:42. 83rd Steffan Evans 35:22 and 100th Maldwyn Evans 36:28. Eryri’ s men just missed out on the team title by two positions to Buckley Runners. 121 to 123.
A well organised event by Sean McCormack and his Abergele Harriers Team
Some of you have been eagerly awaiting the Eryri Orienteers Winter Night Nav Series, and attached here are the fixtures list, starting on Thurs 3rd November, at Bethesda. 6.45pm from the Douglas Arms.
Each event lasts 1 hour only and can be undertaken by singles, pairs, or even teams. They are an excellent winter training session, involving speed training, and improve your navigation sense along the way. No experience necessary.
You’ll get an excellent workout, usually involving some hill work, and exercise your brain too. They all start and finish at a pub, so they’re also a great social gathering.
It’s for all ages, juniors included, and they can run with seniors. The fastest runner doesn’t always win!
For more info contact email@example.com
Don’t forget the new method of allocating the club’s allocation of London Marathon entries.
London Marathon Eryri Ballot:
Each year Eryri are allocated a handful of places. To be eligible for one of these places, the following rules will be in place for 2016 & the foreseeable future. Members must:
1. Be fully paid first claim club members.
2. Attend the Christmas club fun run.
3. Priority will be given to members who entered the London Marathon Ballot and were rejected. Evidence of rejection needs to be provided. (This needs to be for the same year)
4. If the number of members with rejection notices is lower than or equal to the number of places available then they will receive an automatic right to the place.
5. If the number of members with rejection notices is more than the number of places then names will be drawn for the places.
6. If there are still club places available after step 4 above, then the remaining place(s) will be allocated by means of an open draw.