Eryri Road Running Championships Update

Eryri Road Running Championships Update, attached. Any corrections? Please contact myself.
Six races completed, a further six to go.

Wednesday 10th July – Llanfairpwll 5k @ 6:45pm

Tuesday 16th July – Hwyl y Bont (Bontnewydd 10k)

Wednesday 7th August – Caernarfon 10k @ 7:00pm  £10

Saturday 26th October – Snowdon Marathon (Race Full)

Sunday 3rd November – Abergele 5 Mile (North Wales Championships)

Sunday 17th November – Conwy Half Marathon £33



Rob Samuel, competing for Wales, led the team to the title, winning the tough 26km trail running event in a time of 2:00:25 while Eryri & Welsh Team colleague Richard Roberts finished 15th in a time of 1:12:12. There were 1060 finishers.


18 Eryri Harriers completed the tough Deiniolen 10k on Wednesday 12th June with Ian Edwards 36:36 finishing a close second to race winner Martin Green (NWRRC) 36:26. Elliw Haf took the women’s title, finishing 18th overall in a time of 41:37. Though the weather conditions were a bit damp, with just a slight wind. There was a very good turnout of 170 finishers.
A very well organised and supported event.

Snowdonia Half Marathon & Chester Half Marathon

Snowdonia Half Marathon

Arwel Lewis                        1:41:17 1st Vet 55-59

Fiona Hares                        1:57:49

Manon Wilkinson             1:58:03

Chester Half Marathon

Huw Owen                         1:29:46

Euryn Williams                   1:40:52

Gwenllian Dafydd            1:51:06

Da iawn pawb a llongyfarchiadau

Well done everyone and congratulations



Richard Roberts missed out on the Welsh Trail Running title at Devils Bridge on Saturday 4th May, following a tussle with Meirionnydd athlete Tom Roberts for 11miles, a tight hamstring prevented him from pushing on and making more of a challenge for the title, as it was, Tom won the duel in a time of 1:28:25 with Richard runner-up in 1:28:56. Other Eryri athletes competing: 21st overall & 3rd female finisher; Elliw Haf 1:51:39. There were 85 finishers. In the 10k event of 7.4 miles! With a climb of 1,515ft/461m. Arwel Lewis finished 10th overall & 1st MV/60 in a time of 1:01:26.

Results Link:

Road Running results

Bristol 10K – 05/05/2019

Eurwyn Edwards               47:04

Viv Edwards                       60:07

Marathon Casnewydd / Newport Marathon – 05/05/2019

Nick Brook                          2:47:59 (PB) and 1st V45

Belfast Marathon (+0.5mile extra) – 05/05/2019

Dyfed Whiteside Thomas              2:54:10

Rhostryfan 10K

Ian Edwards                       38:52 (3rd)

Catherine Connell            40:39 (1st F)

Elliw Haf                               41:39 (2nd F)

Jennifer Charlton             43:16 (3rd F / 1st FV40)

Arwel Lewis                        43:24 (1st V60)

Arthur Connell                   47:55



Llongyfarchiadau I bawb.

Congratulations everyone.

British Champs race 1: Northern Ireland

British Champs race #1: Northern Ireland

So, the first British Fellrunning Championship race is over, and if ever the word ‘epic’ was more suited to a race, this would have been the one!


The planned race route being changed at the last minute due to the arrival of Storm Hannah.

Two errant Eryri Harriers making then travel arrangements on the Friday morning, a day before the race due to work (well done for persevering and coming over to run, despite ferry cancellations!).

One Eryri Harrier taking an unplanned trip to A&E before the race had even begun and being a DNS (my apologies to the women’s team).

Another former Harrier taking a trip to A&E in the back of an ambulance, making it a DNF.

It certainly didn’t make for a boring trip.

Due to the storm, the race route was shorted to a more palatable 7 miles starting and finishing in Newcastle, and taking in one summit as opposed to the original linear (and exposed to the elements) route with 7 summits.

Really well done to the 9 Eryri Harriers who actually made it to the start line, there were amazing performances and real grit and determination to get around in one piece and run well for the team.

First in for Eryri, in 22nd place (and 3rd V40) was Richard Roberts, followed by Owain Williams in 28th. Emlyn Owen was next in 40th, Johnny Moore in 83rd, Russell Owen in 95th (and 2nd V60), Will Miller 145th, Ali Chant 164th, and Kate Worthington and Jacki Artist coming in 174th and 191st.

In the team placings, Eryri Harriers were 8th Male Team, and 4th MV40 Team.

Bloomin’ amazing running guys.

For the race break-down and full results, and a really good collection of race photos, see here:

The classic Moelwyns race is the next British Champs race on the 25th May. Note to Rhedwyr Hebog: Could you please arrange for some sun, and slightly less wind? 🙂