Eryri Night Navs – Llanberis

ERYRI NIGHT NAVS
Thursday 1st December
 
at
 
‘The Heights’, Llanberis
 
Registration 6.15 p.m.
Start 7.00 p.m.
 
£3 adult
£1.50 Junior (under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult)
£3 per team + £1 per extra member.
 
Remember to bring : head torch, watch, pen/pencil, reflective clothing.

CONWY HALF MARATHON 20/11/2016 RACE REPORT

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/…/uploads/2015/06/Conwy-Results.pdf

Borders league and Parkrun

CHESTER SPRING 5 BORDERS LEAGUE RECORD
431 runners – many having completed cross-country events the previous day – made the 10 a.m. start and braved the chill winds which blew throughout across West Cheshire’s Chester Spring 5 mile course. In so doing, they helped set all manner of turnout records – exceeding the previous overall record turnout by 61, setting a new male turnout record of 297, and a new female turnout record of 134. Wallasey AC also set a record in fielding 65 club members but disappointingly after such a very good start to the season at Caernarfon, Eryri only had the five athletes competing. Steffan Williams led the way in 44th place overall in a new personal best time for the distance of 29:37 followed by: 124th (3rd MV/55) Arwel Lewis 32:27 pacing 125th placed and 1st MV/60 Derek Weaver 32:30. 191st Ashley Wager 34:37 and 424th Roy Jardine 50:25.
The next race is at Birkenhead Park on Sunday 4th December 2016 at 11am. Four laps of the park = 5.5 miles.
ParkRun Double success:
Huw Owen won the latest Penrhyn Parkrun on Saturday 5th November in a time of 17:08. Not sure if he had his dog pulling him along? On the same day further up the coast, Paul Wathan warmed up for the afternoon’s cross country race by winning the Conwy Parkrun in a time of 17:56 while his partner Gemma Morgan missed out by one second from being the first female home in a time of 21:11. It was Paul’s 18th Conwy Parkrun win!

Borders League – Record Turnout

CHESTER SPRING 5 BORDERS LEAGUE RECORD
431 runners – many having completed cross-country events the previous day – made the 10 a.m. start and braved the chill winds which blew throughout across West Cheshire’s Chester Spring 5 mile course. In so doing, they helped set all manner of turnout records – exceeding the previous overall record turnout by 61, setting a new male turnout record of 297, and a new female turnout record of 134. Wallasey AC also set a record in fielding 65 club members but disappointingly after such a very good start to the season at Caernarfon, Eryri only had the five athletes competing. Steffan Williams led the way in 44th place overall in a new personal best time for the distance of 29:37 followed by: 124th (3rd MV/55) Arwel Lewis 32:27 pacing 125th placed and 1st MV/60 Derek Weaver 32:30. 191st Ashley Wager 34:37 and 424th Roy Jardine 50:25.
The next race is at Birkenhead Park on Sunday 4th December 2016 at 11am. Four laps of the park = 5.5 miles.
ParkRun Double success:
Huw Owen won the latest Penrhyn Parkrun on Saturday 5th November in a time of 17:08. Not sure if he had his dog pulling him along? On the same day further up the coast, Paul Wathan warmed up for the afternoon’s cross country race by winning the Conwyn Parkrun in a time of 17:56 while his partner Gemma Morgan missed out by one second from being the first female home in a time of 21:11. It was Paul’s 18th Conwy Parkrun win!
If winning the Parkrun wasn’t enough, at 3pm afternoon Paul represented Eryri at the North Wales Cross Country League in Llandudno where he finished 19th overall and was second man home for the club, a truly outstanding effort.
Arwel Lewis.

Borders League – Race 2 info

 

BORDERS ROAD RUNNING LEAGUE 2016/17 – RACE 2

 

 

The 2nd race of the Borders Road Running League takes place at Upton, nr Chester this Sunday 6th November with an earlier start time than usual of 10am.
After the first race of the season at Caernarfon, Eryri’s men and women currently lead their respective 2nd Divisions; and hopefully we can keep the momentum going with a good turnout at Upton on a measured 5 mile race route.
Anybody requiring transport to the event should contact Arwel Lewis: 07772302411. email: arweleryri@gmail.com for further information. If there is enough interest Arwel will arrange for a mini bus for transport to the event.

 

 

Abergele 5 – report & results

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

Results

Nick Beer 25th anniversary race

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Sunday 12th February 2017
The 2017 entries are now open online at www.nwrrc.co.uk. or use attached postal entry form
The 25th Anniversary event is going to be very special, 
Premier Toyota Llandudno are having a bespoke medal made, for all finishers, and our famous mug for all finishers.
We also have major sponsors who will be announced shortly, these are providing cash for 1st Male and 1st Female £500, yes you read it correctly.
As the 25th year of holding this event it is not to be missed.
John Hatton

Eryri Night Navs 2016-17

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 david_norris62@tiscali.co.uk

 

 

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London Marathon

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.

Selection.
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.