Mold 1,2 for Eryri

Mold 1-2 for Eryri

 Jordan Evans overhauled long time leader & club colleague Brendan Rothery in an exciting sprint finish to win the revamped and much tougher Mold 10k on Sunday 13 Oct in a time of 34:57 with Brendan on his heels in 34:58.

Despite the 1-2, Eryri missed out on the team prize as they only had 3 club members running, the other being Arwel Lewis who finished 27th overall & 1st vet/55, beating all the vet/50’s in the process in a time. of 40:24. There were 492 finishers in what was Jordan’s best race win to date following his 4 Lakes 30k win 3 weeks ago.




News from Abersoch



Alun Vaughan added another Half Marathon title to his collection when winning the inaugural Abersoch race on Saturday 5th October on what was a very hilly course in a time of 73:21 ahead of Trafford’s Gavin Tomlinson 74:54 with Meirionydd’s Glyn Griffin 3rd in 83:19.

There were 211finishers

2013 Road Champs

2013 Eryri Road Running Championships update after 7 events:

1st Dewi Owen – 81Pts
2nd Brendan Rothery – 75Pts
3rd Huw Owen – 56Pts
4th Jordan Evans – 45Pts
5th Iorwerth Roberts – 43Pts

There are 3 more championship events:

Saturday 26th October – Eryri/Snowdonia Marathon
Sunday 3rd November – Abergele 5 Mile
& Sunday 24th November – Conwy Half Marathon



Weekend Trail Reports

On Saturday 26th October, Matt Ward had a terrific battle with club colleague Matt Fortes for the Llyn Brenig 9 mile trail race title, eventually pulling away to win in a time of 56:37, with Fortes 2nd in 56:48.

Johnny Moore ran well to finish 5th overall and 1st MV/45 in 60:48, while Andrea Rowlands had a more comfortable win in the ladies section finishing 8th overall in a time of 63:00.

There were 48 finishers in all and among them: 10th Phil Targett 63:36. 16th (3rd Female) Becki Law 68:49 and 39th Iorwerth Roberts 88:43.

The following day at Newborough Forest, 99 competitors took part in the Half Marathon trail race that included two laps of the scenic Llanddwyn Island in what were quite warm conditions.  Former Eryri Harrier Gwyn Owen made his intentions clear from the start as he left everyone in his wake to comfortably win in a time of 1:19:06 ahead of Menai athlete Steffan Sayer 1:23:01. 

Eryri’s Dewi Owen running well to finish 3rd 1:29:15 followed by 4th Karl Ashworth 1:29:48, just pipping Dyfed Whiteside Thomas in a sprint finish as Dyfed clocked 1:29:49 ahead of Arwel Lewis in 6th & (1st MV/50) 1:30:06.

Other notable Eryri Finishers: 8th Huw Owen 1:32:22. 13th (1st MV/40) Brian Wills 1:37:56. 28th and (3rd Female) Tammy Lewis-Jones 1:45:55.

In the 10k trail race incorporating one lap of the Half Marathon course, Siobhan Evans finished 8th overall and 1st Female in a time of 44:20. The race was won by Chester Tri’s Alex Hall in 37:57 ahead of promising young Menai athlete Iolo Hughes 38:58 who beat his coach(!) Andy Walling (1st MV/40) 40:47, with Eryri’s Dylan Jones 4th in 41:21.  Gary Porter-Jones finished 7th overall and 3rd MV/40 in 43:44. There was a very good turnout of 181 for the 10k race and along with the junior races prior to the senior events, a good day all round for The Always Aim High well organised event.



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Ras y Cob is back

Ras y Cob is Back!

Sunday 22nd September


On Sunday, September 22nd 2013 there will be a series of events held in Porthmadog built around the Ras y Cob Fun Runs. Open to all ages and all ability from first timers to experienced club runners, with prizes for all age categories!


I am a member of the organising committee for the Ras y Cob which will be staged on Sunday 22nd September 2013. There will be a 1 mile Open race and a 3 mile Open race and I was wondering if you would mind advertising the event with you members.

For more details and on line registration

 Many thanks,



Emma Quaeck

Cyd-gysylltydd Cynllun Cyfeirio i Ymarfer

Exercise Referral Co-ordinator

Canolfan Hamdden Glaslyn



LL49 9HW

01766 512711 / 07768 988095

Caernarfon 10k results


 Caernarfon 10k 2013 results

There was a very good turn out for the long running Ceir Cymru Caernarfon 10k race on Sunday 1st September with 211 finishers completing the scenic route.

From the start, a group of four with Brendan Rothery pushing the pace alongside Chris & Jordan Evans and Gwyn Owen surged ahead of the field along the 4.1k Aberforeshore (Foryd) stretch, Jordan Evans dropped off the pace before the turn where Gwyn Owen made a determined push for the lead which he held despite the best efforts of Brendan Rothery to win by 14 seconds with Chris Evans in 3rd.

There was a surprise in the women’s section where female vet/50 Emma Collins won the ladies title by 55 seconds.

The event also hosted the North Wales 10km Championships as well as being part of the Run Wales Series.

Thanks are due to the race sponsors; Ceir Cymru of Bethel for once again backing the event as well as Brecon Water for supplying the water bottles, Caernarfon Harbour Master Richard Jones for his assistance, St Johns Ambulance and Inigo Jones for supplying the slate coasters.

Not forgetting all those who gave up their time to help out on the day.



See below for some photos –
Please see the link to Prestatyn Running Club photos (
of the race which are now on our site and also appearing on Running In Focus ( the next few days
Best wishes

Bill Scriven
Prestatyn Running Club