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.

Club Road Running Champs 2013

ERYRI ROAD RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013
There are ten events included in 2013 including all the North Wales Championship events:

5km – Rhyl.

5 Mile – Abergele.

10km – Caernarfon.

10 Miles – Wrexham.

Half Marathon – Wrexham

Marathon – Snowdonia.

Also included are: Llandudno 10 Miles (Provided that it is still going ahead)?

Bangor 10km

Ras Pedwar Llyn 30km.
Scoring: 1st club finisher – 25 Points. 2nd 22pts. 3rd 20pts. 4th 19 then one point less for each race finisher.

Best of six from ten races to count with the proviso that at least five races must be completed to win any awards.
Miscellaneous: Dafydd Ellis has accurately measured a 5km race route from Plas Menai to Caernarfon and vice versa. Wednesday 14th August 2013 is the date for the Plas Menai to Caernarfon 5km race.
ARWEL LEWIS
ROAD RUNNING SECRETARY

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