Nick Beer 10k



It was a case of a “Double-Double” success for Eryri at the annual Llandudno Nick beer 10k on Sunday 9th February with Rob Samuel winning the race for the 4th successive year, Siobhan Evans won the women’s title for the 2nd year running and both the men and women won the team titles! In all, there were 31 Eryri Harriers competing in what were dry but windy conditions especially at the summit of the Great Orme.

Rob led an Eryri 1-2-3 to win the event in a very good time despite the windy conditions of 31:48 ahead of Matt Roberts 33:51 and (Great to see Gwyn Owen back in the Eryri vest) 34:45. Next in for Eryri and running well again was 6th placed Daniel Kashi 35:22 followed by: 20th (3rd MV/40) Craig Jones 38:05. 21st Dewi Owen 38:16. 22nd Adrian Williams 38:22. 27th Paul Jones 38:57. 28th Huw Owen 39:04. 30th (1st Female) Siobhan Evans 39:07. 36th (3rd MV/45) Gary Porter-Jones 39:48. 42nd Ali Chant 40:14. 44th Jason Parry-Jones 40:27. 46th (2nd MV/55) 40:43. 52nd Tim Watson 41:19. 75th Jonathan Tyler 42:47. 80th Dylan Owen 42:57. 155th Megan Hughes 46:47. 167th Becki Law 46:55. 209th Christoph Gertler 48:27. 231st Nic Brook 49:18. 233rd Hayley Turner 49:18. 236th Helen Morgan 49:29. 270th (3rd FV/45) 50:45. 287th Harri Roberts 51:14. 335th Alex Fletcher 53:49. 344th Emma Green 54:22. 401st (1st FV/65) Maggie Oliver 56:32. 453rd Martin Williams 58:31. 502nd Iorwerth Roberts 61:34 and 535th Iolo Roberts 64:35.

 In all there were 609 finishers in the well organised North Wales Road Runners Club event.

 A special mention to the Eryri Harriers who doubled up during the weekend having also run for the club at Oswestry in the final race of the North Wales Cross Country League the previous afternoon in wet, windy and muddy conditions: Craig Jones. Ali Chant. Arwel Lewis. Dylan Owen. Becki Law and Hayley Turner.

Borders League Update





9 Eryri Harriers completed the 3rd race of the Borders Road Running League at Pensarn, nr Abergele on Sunday 2nd February.

Following all the wind and rain that we have experienced lately, the 272 runners were greeted with sunshine, and but for slight wind, very pleasant running conditions for the fast 5mile out and back course along the sea front. Making his debut for Eryri in the League, Nathan Jones led until the last 2k when he was overtaken by Deeside’s Steve Boynton who held on to win in a time of 25:46 with Nathan close behind in 25:51, with Boynton’s team colleagues; Ricky Challinor 26:01 and Lee Jones (MV/40) 26:13 3rd and 4th respectively.

Eryri’s Mr Consistency, Brendan Rothery had another very good run to finish 6th in a time of 26:54. Also making his debut for Eryri in the League as a 2nd claim member was Menai T&F’s James Kirkwood who ran well to finish 52nd in a time of 30:25 followed by: 76th Gary Porter-Jones 31:55. 78th and another making his club debut in the League, Ali Chant 32:03. 96th Dilwyn Rowlands 32:38. 139th and back after a long injury absence, Ashley Wager 35:14. 238th Allison Donnelly 41:57 and 268th the ever reliable Iorwerth Roberts 47:53.

Unfortunately, Arwel Lewis did not even make the start line due to a back spasm during his warm up!!





32nd Welsh Castles Relay

The club committee have agreed to submit an entry into the prestigious Welsh Castles Relay, this year taking place on the 7th and 8th June.

The Relay is a 20 stage relay event travelling between Caernarfon and Cardiff Castle.  There are open, ladies and veteran categories.

So we need 20 runners for 20 stages.  It would also be fantastic if we could put together a ladies team, after all we are a big enough club and should be able to do it.

The stages involve hilly road and mountain sections.

Anyone interested please get in touch with Arwel Lewis on 07772 671202 or or see the below details and website.

Welsh Castles Relay – FAQS


Essar Four Villages Half Marathon

There were a number of Eryri finishers in today’s 4 Villages HM from the village of Helsby. On a gently undulating course Dils Rowlands ran well to run 30 seconds than his recent time at Cardiff to finish in 269th in 1.30.33. Next home for Eryri was Tina McDonnell in 1.49.26 – again running some 30 seconds faster than Cardiff, with Sioned Rowlands running some 5 seconds slower than in Cardiff finishing in 1.53.57.


Twin Piers victory



Eryri’s men got the road running year off to a great start at the annual Twin Piers 10k race on Sunday 11th January with Brendan Rothery leading Eryri to the team prize in winning the race from Llandudno pier to Colwyn Bay Pier in a time of 33.26 ahead of Stockport’s Jamie Loxam 33:49 and Buxton’s Robert White 33:53.

 6th and making a welcome return to competition after a spell out injured, Chris Evans 34:50. 12th Dewi Owen 36:26 & 22nd (2nd MV/40) Paul Jones 37:52.

Eryri won the male team prize. In all there were 14 Eryri Harriers competing amongst the 338 race finishers: 24th (3rd MV/45) Gary Porter Jones 38:17. 29th Huw Owen 38:33. 31st (3rd MV/55) Arwel lewis 38:40. 44th Derek Weaver 40:24. 46th Iwan Edgar 40:44. 68th Jonathan Tyler 42:51. 90th Eurwyn Edwards 44:35. 177th Ali Thomas 49:55. 189th Emily Wood 50:35. 277th and still going strong now that he has reached the 70 year old mark, Iorwerth Roberts 59:21.

Following the stormy weather that we have experienced lately, the conditions for the event were perfect, dry, not too cold and with no wind!!

Welll Done to Colwyn Bay AC for a well organised event.




Last Chance for London

The two Eryri London Marathon entries are due to be drawn after the Twin Piers race on Saturday.

If you haven’t yet put your bid in for one of the places then please do so immediately by contacting Arwel Lewis.  He’ll need them in by midnight on Friday. 

You must be a paid up club member.  Contact Arwel on


London Marathon Entries

The club has two entries available to any Eryri member who wishes to compete in the “VIRGIN LONDON MARATHON” Sunday 13th April 2014.

Any club member who wishes to run should contact Arwel Lewis for further details either by telephone or email:

Arwel Lewis; Tel: 07772302411 or email:


Club entries MUST be registered by 5pm on 17th January 2014.

Brendan Wigg’s It


Eryri Road Running Champion Brendan Rothery ended the year in style by winning the 2nd race of the Borders Road Running League 2013/14 season at Wigg Island near Runcorn on Sunday 15th December, winning the fast 3 lap 5.5mile race ahead of Deeside’s Lee Jones to lead the overall standings after a 3rd place finish in the 1st event at Tattenhall.

As well as Brendan, there were 5 other Eryri Harriers amongst the near 300 runners competing: 56th Arwel Lewis. 131st Dilwyn (Winnie) Rowlands. 143rd Kean Rowlands. 187th and making her debut in the League, Sandra Rowlands followed by 282nd Roy Jardine.

Overall, a well organised race by Helsby Running Club on a new and interesting course.

The Full race Results will appear on the BRRL website: