A last minute reminder that the classic Rhostryfan 10km is being ran tomorrow from 1900hrs.
A classic and scenically hilly 10k, being ran for the 31st year.
All proceeds to Rhostryfan Primary school.
Junior races at 1815.
I should be grateful if you could tell members of Eyri Harriers about the Wenlock Olympian marathon and half marathon to be held on Sunday 18th May. I attach an entry form but all details are available on the Wenlock Olympian Society website. It is a multi terrain event and a really lovely route, new for this year.
The first three runners – Lee Jones, Tomos Roberts and James Roberts – all followed the right route despite the absence of a marshal at a key point but the rest of the field were then mistakenly directed by a marshal on a second loop, meaning that they covered 5.5 miles instead of the scheduled 4.2 miles while a few others completed three loops! Total chaos!
After deliberation League officials decided that the race results should be disregarded, basing the awards on the previous six races, but they ensured that no individuals missed out.
DOUBLE WELSH MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIPS TITLE FOR ALUN
Alun Vaughan became the first Eryri Harrier to successfully defend his Welsh Marathon title, finishing 16th overall in the London Marathon in a very good time of 2:26:30. In all, there were 7 Eryri Harriers who completed the London Marathon: Daniel Kashi 2:50:58. Aaron Nicholas 3:06:47. Gwion Williams 3:24:09. Eurwyn Edwards 3:54:19. Michelle Fildes 3:39:59! and Iorwerth Roberts 5:14:47.
LLANDUDNO EASTER 5K PROMENADE DASH
Two Eryri Harriers were amongst the 185 finishers in the Easter Saturday 19th April event won by Menai T&Fields Carwyn Evans 16:54. 92nd Martin Williams 26:55 and 113th Iorwerth Roberts 28:05.
BORDERS ROAD ROAD LEAGUE
On Wednesday 23rd April is the final race in the 2013/14 Borders Road Running League Season at Deeside’s Corvus Club in Shotton:
Corus Sports & Social Club
The 4mile race starts at 7:15pm, anyone interested in going to the event, please contact Arwel Lewis Tel: 07772302411
Entries are open for the Plas Menai – Caernarfon 5k.
THURSDAY 29th May 2014
This year the race is being run in conjunction with the Commonwealth Games Queens Baton Relay and parts of it may be televised!
6.45 pm prompt start to agree with TV scheduling!
For further information, or to offer help with marshaling contact Arwel – 07772 302411.
SNOWDONIA HALF MARATHON SUCCESS FOR BRENDAN
Brendan Rothery’s decision to give the Border League race at New Brighton a miss on Sunday 6th April certainly paid off when he won the tough Snowdonia Half Marathon race in Llanrwst, as well as the hilly course, all the competitors had to put up with the rain and windy conditions as Brendan won in a time of 82:21, over a minute ahead of the 2nd placed athlete, Jon Dance (Salford) 83:44 with John Ford (NWRRC) 3rd in 87:12. Other notable Eryri placing/times: 6th Dewi Owen 88:53. 7th (2nd MV/40) Adrian Williams 89:53. 10th Jim Bacon 92:05. 17th (1st MV/50) Noel Craine 96:39. 28th (2nd MV/45) Gary Porter-Jones 1:42:49. 43rd (2nd Female) Kate Worthington 1:45:29. In all, of the 458 finishers, there were 16 Eryri Harriers competing with both the men and women winning the team awards.
Meanwhile, at sunny New Brighton, 5 Eryri Harriers competed in the penultimate race of the 2013/14 Borders Road Running League, on a flat, fast, scenic 5.2mile seaside course, Ali Chant had the honour of leading Eryri home, finishing 60th overall in a time of 32:38 followed by: 64th Arwel Lewis 32:45. 85th road racer supreme! Dilwyn Rowlands 34:08. 95th Dylan Owen 35:23 and 182nd (2nd MV/70) Super-Vet Don Williams 41:53. There were 229 finishers.
On the same day, and despite posting a Personal best time of 2:31:05 for the Marathon distance at Manchester, no doubt Rob Samuel will be disappointed not to have ran a quicker time considering the high standards that Rob sets himself, (Many a runner would have been more than very happy with 2:31!) Still, it was a PB for Rob and something to build and learn from. No doubt Rob will run a quicker time some time soon. Also setting a PB for the distance was Dylan Whiteside-Thomas who will have been delighted to break the 3hr barrier with a time of 2:57:46. In the same event, it was great to see Maldwyn Harrier Andy Davies finishing 2nd overall and better still, achieving the Commonwealth Games qualifying time of under 2:18 with a time of 2:17:47. Stockport Harrier Andi Jones won the race in a time of 2:16:55.
Another PB was set by Jonathan Kettle whilst running in the Blackpool Marathon where he finished in a time of 3:30:29.