Buxton Half Marathon

Yesterday over in the high peak, the Buxton Half Marathon took place, with two Eryri representatives running on unfamiliar terrain.

231 eager runners lined up on a glorious sunny day.  The race has a tag line on its souvenir tshirt, “its a killer”!  The race has a total ascent of over 1500ft of climbing with fast descents and twisty single track roads, with a profile similar to that of my much preferred terrain (mud and mountains).

Joanne and I had a good run out in our road shoes, me finishing in 7th overall and 2ndv40 in 1.23.19 (the winning time was set by Dale Annable of Heanor AC 1.16.58); with Joanne enjoying the run but just outside the prizes by finishing 62nd overall 6th female and 2ndv40 in 1.41.57.

A highly recommended day out in the Peak District on a Bank Holiday weekend.

Martin Cliffe.

Race Info Updates

Eryri Race Info Updates

 

Pedol Cwm Pennant

Sat 15th Jun 2013 at 11:00

AL.   24km / 14.9m1700m / 5577ft

Cwm Pennant Hostel, Garndolbenmaen, LL51 9AQ.  GR 525436

ER, PM, LK, NS.   Minimum age: 18

Entry on day fee: £7 / Pre-entry fee: £6

Matthew Roberts, 13 Llainwen Isaf, Llanberis, Caenarfon, LL55 4LG.  07776 298898

chinaman_math@yahoo.co.uk

 

 

NEW RACE

RAS Y FOEL, DYDD IAU 27 MEHEFIN, 1900, £3, RHOSGADFAN, 7 MILLTIR / 400 Medr o ddringo

RAS Y FOEL, THURSDAY 27TH JUNE, 1900, £3, 7 MILES / 400 Metres of climbing

I ddathlu Carnifal Pentref Rhosgadfan, cyfle i ail-ymweld a phentref uchaf Cymru i gystadlu yn Ras Y Foel. Eleni – trac hollol newydd q chyffroes yn cyrraedd copaon Mynydd Cilgwyn a Moel Tryfan. Yn cynnwys rasus plant.

To celebrate Rhosgadfan Village Carnival, a chance to re-visit the highest village in Wales and the capital of Welsh fell running (!) and to compete in Ras y Foel. A brand new and exciting route, taking in the summits of Mynydd Cilgwyn and Moel Tryfan. Including junior races.

 

 

 

16th Race the Highland Train – Wednesday 24th July

Dinas to Caernarfon

5k road/fun run.

Limit of 250 runners, entries close Mon 22nd July

Click below for entry form:

Race The Train Entry Form 2013

Welsh Castles Relay

Interested in running in the Welsh Castles Relays?  Then contact Arwel asap.

We are privileged to be selected as one of the teams running in this event so we don’t want to fail in raising a squad and be excluded from future entries.

Arwel: 07772302411 – arweleryri@googlemail.com

Marathon News

WELSH MARATHON TITLE FOR ALUN
Alun Vaughan paced his run to perfection on his Marathon debut to clock a superb time of 2:24:12 in The Virgin London Marathon and clinch the Welsh Marathon Championships which was incorporated into the event. Alun became Eryri’s 4th Welsh Marathon title winner after: 1988 Tegid Roberts 2.26.45. 1999 Emlyn Roberts 2.41.13. (Emlyn has a full set of medals 1 Gold. 1 Silver and 2 Bronze!) & 2006 Chris Thorne 2.52.18. Alun was the 7th British athlete to finish overall.
Rob Samuel meanwhile had another frustrating run at London after suffering recently with a chest infection which severly hampered his training for the event, Rob still dug in to clock 2.38.16 which is still a good time considering he could not even run 2 weeks ago!
Next in was Arwel Lewis whose foot problem returned at a very impromtu moment early on into the race, still, just pleased to finish in a time of 3.03.24 followed by Bryn Williams 3.05.52. Tim Watson 3.18.06. Rob Barber 3.37.17. Dave Kirkby 4.28.10 and Alwyn Williams 4.37.00.
 
 
Note: The final race of the Borders Road Running League 2012/13 Season takes place at Wrexham this Wednesday evening at 7:15pm. Contact Arwel Lewis for further details: 07772302411.
 
Cheers,
 
Arwel.

Brendan's home win at the Border RR League

 

BRENDAN’S HOME WIN

Eryri’s Anglesey based Brendan Rothery won the 5th fixture of the Borders Road Running League at The Anglesey Circuit, Ty Croes on Sunday 3rd February organised by Cybi Striders. In the first ever Border League race organised on the island of Anglesey, Brendan produced a gutsy run from the front to win the 5 mile race which involved a small loop followed by two large laps of the motor racing circuit run in cloudy but dry and breezy conditions.

This was Brendan’s 2nd race win of the season in a time of 26.12 ahead of Deeside athlete, Lee Jones 26.30.  On the day, Eryri’s men produced their best result of the season so far finishing 3rd team overall with: 4th Chris Evans 27.05; 5th Daniel Kashi 27.13; 14th Arthur Connell 28.15; 43rd Rhys James 30.30; 55th Arwel Lewis 31.00; 74th Phil Targett 32.23; 84th Dylan Owen 33.15. 97th Richard Owen 33.56. 187th Martin Williams 41.41. 194th Kalvin Jones 43.37 and 196th Iorwerth Roberts 45.17.

In all there were 202 finishers. Eryri’s team total was enough to move them off the bottom of the 1st Division, 1,200pts ahead of Tattenhall with two races to go.
The next race is at Mold on Wednesday 10th April (7:15pm Start).  It will be a landmark race for Eryri as it will be their 100th race in the league since joining in 1998.

 

Arwel Lewis,

Road Running Secretary.

Brendan’s home win at the Border RR League

 

BRENDAN’S HOME WIN

Eryri’s Anglesey based Brendan Rothery won the 5th fixture of the Borders Road Running League at The Anglesey Circuit, Ty Croes on Sunday 3rd February organised by Cybi Striders. In the first ever Border League race organised on the island of Anglesey, Brendan produced a gutsy run from the front to win the 5 mile race which involved a small loop followed by two large laps of the motor racing circuit run in cloudy but dry and breezy conditions.

This was Brendan’s 2nd race win of the season in a time of 26.12 ahead of Deeside athlete, Lee Jones 26.30.  On the day, Eryri’s men produced their best result of the season so far finishing 3rd team overall with: 4th Chris Evans 27.05; 5th Daniel Kashi 27.13; 14th Arthur Connell 28.15; 43rd Rhys James 30.30; 55th Arwel Lewis 31.00; 74th Phil Targett 32.23; 84th Dylan Owen 33.15. 97th Richard Owen 33.56. 187th Martin Williams 41.41. 194th Kalvin Jones 43.37 and 196th Iorwerth Roberts 45.17.

In all there were 202 finishers. Eryri’s team total was enough to move them off the bottom of the 1st Division, 1,200pts ahead of Tattenhall with two races to go.
The next race is at Mold on Wednesday 10th April (7:15pm Start).  It will be a landmark race for Eryri as it will be their 100th race in the league since joining in 1998.

 

Arwel Lewis,

Road Running Secretary.

This weekend's competition – club runners required!

North Wales Cross Country League – final fixture and trophy decider!!!
Oswestry Sat 2nd February, at The Marches School, SY11 2AR.
Men’s Start 2:45pm. Ladies Start 2pm.
There will be a mini bus going to the final race of the 2012/13 North Wales Cross Country League season at Oswestry this Saturday 2nd February departing Parc Menai at 10:30am, picking up at Tesco Llan.Junc. en route.

It is imperative that we get full teams out to the event as there are various trophies/awards to be won by turning out and supporting the club.
Current standings:
Senior Women: 1st Colwyn Bay 242. 2nd Eryri 302. 3rd Oswestry 333.
Ladies Masters: 1st Wrexham 113. 2nd Telford 131. 3rd Denbigh 156. 4th Eryri 163.
Senior Men: 1st Eryri 674. 2nd Deeside 1,071. 3rd Telford 1,102.
Mens Masters: 1st Buckley 139. 2nd Eryri 167. 3rd Oswestry 213.

 

Sun 3rd February – Borders Road Running League – Ty Croes. Anglesey. 11am Start
On Sunday is the 5th race of the Borders Road Running League 2012/13 season at The Anglesey Circuit, Ty Croes, LL63 5TF. The 5 mile race entails two and a bit laps of the motor racing circuit. Once again it is imperative that at least our men turn out for this race to get out of the relegation places and retain our 1st Division status.

This weekend’s competition – club runners required!

North Wales Cross Country League – final fixture and trophy decider!!!
Oswestry Sat 2nd February, at The Marches School, SY11 2AR.
Men’s Start 2:45pm. Ladies Start 2pm.
There will be a mini bus going to the final race of the 2012/13 North Wales Cross Country League season at Oswestry this Saturday 2nd February departing Parc Menai at 10:30am, picking up at Tesco Llan.Junc. en route.

It is imperative that we get full teams out to the event as there are various trophies/awards to be won by turning out and supporting the club.
Current standings:
Senior Women: 1st Colwyn Bay 242. 2nd Eryri 302. 3rd Oswestry 333.
Ladies Masters: 1st Wrexham 113. 2nd Telford 131. 3rd Denbigh 156. 4th Eryri 163.
Senior Men: 1st Eryri 674. 2nd Deeside 1,071. 3rd Telford 1,102.
Mens Masters: 1st Buckley 139. 2nd Eryri 167. 3rd Oswestry 213.

 

Sun 3rd February – Borders Road Running League – Ty Croes. Anglesey. 11am Start
On Sunday is the 5th race of the Borders Road Running League 2012/13 season at The Anglesey Circuit, Ty Croes, LL63 5TF. The 5 mile race entails two and a bit laps of the motor racing circuit. Once again it is imperative that at least our men turn out for this race to get out of the relegation places and retain our 1st Division status.

Twin Piers Triumph

Eryri’s Men Twin Piers Triumph
With four finishers in the top ten, Eryri’s men were clear team winners of the Llandudno to Colwyn Bay Twin Piers 10km race on Saturday 19th January.
From the off, the race competitors had to put up with a strong headwind in dry but very cold conditions hence the runners finishing times were slower than expected.
First overall was former Colwyn Bay now Trafford AC athlete James Bleakley in a time of 34.30 closely followed by Lee Jones (Deeside MV/40) 34.38 with Eryri’s Brendan Rothery 3rd – 34.45 with Daniel Kashi 4th – 35.30. Arthur Connell 9th – 37.10 and Paul Wathan on his last outing before moving to Canada 10th – 37.12.
Eryri’s men secured the team title ahead of Deeside with Eryri B 3rd. Eryri’s Tim Watson was 3rd MV/45 – 40.00 and Derek Weaver 2nd MV/55 – 43.19.
Eryri’s women finished 2nd team on the day behind hosts Colwyn Bay. The four being: 88th Gemma Morgans on her last outing before accompanying Paul Wathan to Canada; 45.58. 128th Tina McDonnell 49.29. 156th Hayley Turner 51.07 and 162nd Sioned Rowlands 51.13.
Eryri’s women did have the consolation along with their male compatriots of being the first winners of the Tom Watson Memorial Team awards. The 1st female finisher was Bangor University’s Sarah Kaskey in a time of 39.32.
In all, there were 274 finishers.
Results (for some reason showing as 2012 results)
Cheers,
Arwel

Ups and Downs at Birkenhead

In the 4th race of the Borders Road Running League at Birkenhead Park on Sunday 13th January, 8 Eryri Harriers were among the 295 finishers in the fast 4 lap 5.5mile event.

On the plus side, Eryri had 3 runners in the top ten, on the minus side; Eryri only had 8 counters instead of the required 10 therefore acquiring more penalty points against them (600).

In still, cold and dry conditions; Brendan Rothery led the way for Eryri again finishing 4th overall in a time of 29:13, followed by:

6th Daniel Kashi 30:02;

7th and making a welcome return after a knee injury, Chris Evans 30:18;

51st Jos Jones 33:27;

156th and making his Border League debut, Bethel resident Richard Evans 38:12;

213th Christoph Gertler 41:09;

280th Roy Jardine 48:03 and;

285th Iorwerth Roberts 48:03.

 

Unfortunately, Arwel Lewis only managed one lap before pulling his right hamstring!  The race was comfortably won by Deeside’s outstanding young athlete Dave Mountford in a time of 27:27, well clear of club colleague Lee Jones 28:59 with Wrexham’s Daniel Weston 3rd 29:11.

Eryri’s men now find themselves bottom of the 1st Division and in serious danger of relegation with three races to go.

The next Border League race is a bit closer to home at The Anglesey Circuit, Ty Croes on Sunday 3rd February. A 5 mile event around the motor racing circuit.

Cheers,

Arwel.

Road Running Secretary.