Conwy Half Marathon

RECORD TURNOUT FOR THE CONWY HALF MARATHON
There was a record turnout at the Conwy Half Marathon on Sunday 18th November with nearly 3,000 finishers. The event which includes a lap of Llandudno’s Great Orme was being staged for the 10th time and the weather conditions were: Dry and sunny with a headwind to contend with as the runners descended the Great Orme which abated somewhat on the return journey back through Deganwy to the finishing line at Conwy.
The race was won by Gwyn Owen in a time of 75:27 and of those noted as being Eryri Members in the results were: (All Chip Times) 24th Eifion Williams 81:26. 29th Ian Edwards 81:57. 49th Nic Brook 85:40 (PB) 90th Brian Wills 88.28. 123rd Peter Rees 90.32. 125th Arthur Connell 90.51. 148th (8th Female) Catherine Connell 91.51. 165th (2nd MV/60) Arwel Lewis 92:32. 200th Mat Leonard 93.48. 235th Emlyn Roberts 94.59. 447th Kristin Luke 98.39. 526th Dylan Huws 1:40.25. 971st Chris Hoult 1.46.43. 1077th Gwenllian Dafydd 1.53.10. 2775th Kes Taylor 2.36.16 & 2762nd Iorwerth Roberts 2.35.27.
Well Done everyone.
Another well organised event by RunWales

Borders League Report

A NEW HIGH for the BORDERS LEAGUE. A NEW LOW for ERYRI’S MEN
There was a record breaking turnout of 441 finishers for the 2nd race of the Borders Road Running League at Upton, Chester on Sunday 11th November unfortunately, it was a record low for Eryri’s men with only two members competing! Still, Eryri’s women yet again outshone their male counterparts with a full team of three competing.
On a damp but bright morning, and despite the early start time of 09:30am, the Chester Spring 5 miler course drew a record turnout for the League, the women’s turnout of 153 was also a League record with Helen Blair leading the Eryri Women’s team home in 267th place overall with a time of 38:00 closely followed by 272nd placed Becky Law 38:05 and 394th Alison Donnelly 46:00. All of whom had competed for the club the previous day at Wrexham in the North Wales Cross Country League. A superb effort and dedication to the club. Arwel Lewis had also competed the previous day at Wrexham and finished 147th overall and 1st Male over 60 in a time of 33:28 while Roy Jardine, competing in his 82nd Borders League event finished 422nd overall and 5th Male Over 70 in a time of 51:03.
Eryri’s women are currently 4th in their respective 2nd Division while Eryri’s men prop up the rest of the League!
The next race in the Borders Road Running League is more closer to home on Anglesey at Trac Mon, The Anglesey Racing Circuit. Ty Croes. Starting at 11am. Distance 5 Miles.
The event is free to enter, just turn up in your club vests and enjoy the race.

Borders Road Running League

The second race of the Borders Road Running League 2018/19 season takes place this Sunday 11th November at Upton, nr Chester with an early 09:30am start.
Race details attached.
Please car share for this event.
For more information, contact Arwel Lewis: 07772302411

Newborough Parkrun

Gwyn Owen added another Parkrun win to his total at Newborough on Saturday 3rd November with a time of 17:19. Helen Morgan was the first female finisher with a time of 23:33.

LEEDS ABBEY DASH 10K

LEEDS ABBEY DASH 10K

Also on Sunday 4th November; Rob Samuel was only five seconds off his PB when finishing 16th in a high quality race with a time of 30:26. There were 8158 finishers

ABERGELE 5 MILE. NORTH WALES CHAMPIONSHIPS

ABERGELE 5 MILE. NORTH WALES CHAMPIONSHIPS
5 Eryri Harriers were amongst the 200 finishers in the Abergele 5 mile race (Incorporating the North Wales Championships) on Sunday 4th November. Weather conditions were much improved from the previous days strong winds and heavy rain, the competitors only had a slight head wind to contend with on their return to the finish on the out and back race route. Leading Eryri home was 8th placed Alun Vaughan 27:58 winning the MV/40 Gold medal in the process, followed by: 43rd (1st MV/60 – NW Gold) Arwel Lewis 32:50. 52nd Dylan Huws 33:41, a PB for Dylan in his first ever 5 mile race! 171st Roy Jardine 49:35 & 182nd (NW – Bronze MV/70) Iorwerth Roberts 52:40. The race was won by Sale Harrier and former Eryri member Daniel Kashi in a very good time of 25:48.
A well organised event staged by Abergele Harriers, Sean McCormack and Team.

Trespass Colwyn Bay

Trespass Colwyn Bay are offering a discount to Eryri Harriers members. Just produce your membership card.

FRA Relays and Park Run

A busy weekend of racing for Eryri athletes, as well as the FRA British relays at Grasmere and the North Wales Cross Country League races at Colwyn Bay, on Saturday 20th October, Gwyn Owen won the latest Conwy Parkrun with a time of 17:14, two weeks previously, Arthur Connell won the event in a time of 18:14 with his wife Catherine finishing 5th overall and 1st female in a time of 19:04.
On Sunday 21st October, 3 Eryri members were amongst the 492 finishers in the Flintshire (Mold) 10k. On the undulating, two lap course, Arwel Lewis finished 25th overall and 1st MV/60 in a time of 41:57 with Manon Wilkinson clocking 51:36 (51:10 Chip Time) and Roy Jardine (2nd MV/70) 64:32 (64:05 Chips Time)

BORDERS LEAGUE – OFF & RUNNING

BORDERS LEAGUE – OFF & RUNNING
The first race of the Borders Road Running League 2018/18 Season took place at New Brighton, Wirral on Sunday 14th October and yet again, it was Eryri’s women who outshone the men, at least, they fielded a full team of three while the men were three short of the required seven runners to count!
In the 5 mile, out and back race, Tammy Lewis-Jones led Eryri’s women home in 196th place overall with a time of 34:33 followed by: 235th Helen Blair 36:08 & 378th Allison Donnelly 44:47, Eryri’s women were placed 4th of the 10 teams in Division Two.
Eryri’s men were led home by Border League debutant Eifion Williams in 52nd place with a time of 29:32 (Eifion’s first ever 5mile race) Next in was 68th placed John Davies 29:47 (PB) followed by: 146th Arwel Lewis 32:47 and 395th Roy Jardine 49:25. Eryri’s men had the consolation of not finishing last in their respective 2nd Division with 9th position on the day. There were 411 finishers and but for a slight headwind on the return, weather conditions were very good, dry and cool.
The next race in the Borders League is on Sunday 11th November at Upton, Chester. Another 5 mile race on the Chester Spring 5 race route. NOTE: An early 09:30am start for this one.