ROAD NEWS – Rob ends the year on a high!

ROAD NEWS
Three Eryri Harriers completed the Ribble Valley 10km race on Sunday 30th December where the conditions were not ideally suited for fast times with the 1075 runners having to contend with bitterly cold, wet and windy conditions, still Rob Samuel made light of the weather to set a new personal best for the distance by just two seconds with a time of 30:21 for 8th place overall and not far off the race winner David Bishop (Bristol & West) 30.02, in what was a high quality race line up.

Arwel Lewis competing in his 58th race of the year! and despite suffering with a painful right foot injury (Morton’s neuroma) was happy enough with a time of 39.27 just ahead of Siobhan Evans 39.33.
Menai Track & Field’s Jim Woodcock ran very well to win the Male Vet/60 category with a time of 38.56.
Full Results can be found at:
http://ukresults.net/2012/ribble.html

Still struggling with my foot problem which is more serious than I first thought and hoped! I had already entered the Ribble Valley race before the foot problem flared up and though I have hardly run since mid December, I thought why not as resting has not cleared up the problem. Looks as if I am going to have to run it off!

All the best and here’s to a Very Happy New Year to you All.

Arwel.

Road Secretary.

Borders Road Running League – Christleton result 16th Dec

Results: http://www.bordersleague.org.uk/

 

The 3rd Fixture in the Borders Road Running League took place at Christleton, nr Chester on Sunday 16th December and despite it being a road race, the course included a 1km section of track which was very muddy with puddles; hence all the 308 competitors finished the event looking as if they had just completed a cross country race!

Amongst them were eleven Eryri Harriers led home once again on the 9.3km course by 5th placed Brendan Rothery in a time of 30:40, followed by Eryri debutant and Bangor University student Daniel Kashi in a very good 8th place in a time of 31:22.  Steffan Sayer having another good run finishing 14th 32:32 followed by Aberystwyth based Jos Jones 47th 35:23. 49th Arwel Lewis 35:28. 109th Dylan Owen 38:09. 123rd Rhys James 38:49. 128th Ashley Wager 39:11. 267th Roy Jardine 48:22. 271st Martin Williams 49:09 and 287th Eryri stalwart; Iorwerth Roberts 51:28.

The race was won by Deeside’s outstanding young athlete Dave Mountford in a fast time of 29:21followed by his club colleague Ricky Challinor 29:59.

Eryri’s men still find themselves in 6th place of the 7 teams in the 1st Division and in the relegation places with four races to go the next race of which is at Birkenhead Park on Sunday 13th January 2013.

Meanwhile; further down the road, Matthew Roberts knocked another 4 seconds off his personal best in finishing 20th in the Telford 10k in a time of 31:25. Matthew was in very good company as the race was won in a very fast time of 29:08 by Andy Baddeley (Harrow/St Mary’s Univ) who is better known for his exploits on the track competing for Great Britain at all the major events usually over the 800 and 1500m distances. Telford was Andy’s first noted 10km race.

Arwel Lewis,

Road Secretary.

Alun Storms to Victory

Having only run one Half Marathon before (Blackpool in 2008. 1st in 69.47) Alun Vaughan also won the Conwy H/M today in a time of 70.31. Alun also had time to enjoy the scenery while running around the course which included a loop of Llandudno’s Great Orme as he won quite comfortably ahead of his club colleague, Brendan Rothery 73.56. With Arthur Connell 10th in a time of 80.21, Eryri also won the team title. Jim Bacon was another who had a good run finishing not far behind Arthur in 11th place in a time of 80.33 with Rob Chadwick 18th 82.35. Iwan Edgar won the MV/55 title finishing 53rd overall in a time of 88.23.

In all there were 19 Eryri Harriers competing amongst the 1578 race finishers.

The event also incorporated the North Wales H/M Championships with Gold medals going to Alun Vaughan. Iwan Edgar. Roy Jardine MV/65 and Tammy Lewis-Jones Female V/40.

Full results can be found at: www.tdl.ltd.uk

Brendan Rothery had the consolation of retaining his Eryri Road Running Title yet again!

Rob & Matt Leeds the Way

Eryri’s Rob Samuel and Matthew Roberts both represented Wales in the Inter Area Match at the Leeds Abbey Dash 10k today run in ideal conditions Rob finished 22nd overall in a time of 30.55 with Matt 33rd in a personal best time for the distance of 31.29. Richard Roberts was also selected for the event but had to withdraw due to a re-occurrence of his foot injury. There were some very good times all round in the event won by Luke Cragg in a fast time of 29.29. The 1st Welsh finisher was Dave Mountford in 11th place 30.03 with Andy Davies 14th 30.20. Menai’s Sarah Livett running for Wales in the women’s team also clocked a PB time of 36.26.

Well Done All

Rob & Matt Leeds the Way

Eryri’s Rob Samuel and Matthew Roberts both represented Wales in the Inter Area Match at the Leeds Abbey Dash 10k today run in ideal conditions Rob finished 22nd overall in a time of 30.55 with Matt 33rd in a personal best time for the distance of 31.29. Richard Roberts was also selected for the event but had to withdraw due to a re-occurrence of his foot injury. There were some very good times all round in the event won by Luke Cragg in a fast time of 29.29. The 1st Welsh finisher was Dave Mountford in 11th place 30.03 with Andy Davies 14th 30.20. Menai’s Sarah Livett running for Wales in the women’s team also clocked a PB time of 36.26.

Well Done All