Club Road Running Championships

The first race in the Eryri Road Running Club Championships takes place at Llandudno this Sunday 10th February (Nick Beer 10k) There are 12 events in all.

Club Road Running Championships: Best of six results from 12 to count for awards

Sunday 10th February – Nick Beer 10k @ 12:00pm. http://nwrrc.co.uk/ £15 (Club Championships)

Saturday 23nd February – Rhyl 10 Mile. North Wales Championships. @ 10:00am. https://www.runwales.com/ £24 (Club Championships)

Wednesday 8th May – Rhostryfan 10k @ 7.00pm (Club Championships)

Sunday 19th May – Snowdonia Half Marathon @ 10:00am https://www.runwales.com/events/ £30 (Club Championship)

Wednesday 5th June – Llanrug 5k (Club Championship)

Wednesday 12th June – Deiniolen 10k (Club Championship)

Wednesday 10th July – Llanfairpwll 5k @ 6:45pm (Club Championships)

Tuesday 16th July – Hwyl y Bont (Bontnewydd 10k) https://www.facebook.com/Hwyl-Y-Bont-293088874069283/ (Club Championships)

Wednesday 7th August – Caernarfon 10k @ 7:00pm https://www.runwales.com/  £10 (Club Championship)

Saturday 26th October – Snowdon Marathon (Race Full) – (Club Championship)

Sunday 3rd November – Abergele 5 Mile (North Wales Championships) http://www.abergeleharriers.co.uk/ASH.htm (Club Championship)

Sunday 17th November – Conwy Half Marathon https://www.runwales.com/events/ £33 (Club Championship)

Sunday 27th January – Borders Road Running League Race 4. Tattenhall @ 11:00am

Sunday 3rd March – Borders Road Running League Race 5 @ 11:00am Birkenhead Park.

Sunday 31st March – Borders Road Running League Race 6 @ 11:00am Hope/Caergwrle

Wednesday 24th April – Borders Road Running League Race 7 @ 7:15pm Prestatyn

Saturday/Sunday 8th/9th June – Welsh Castles Relay @ 10:00am. http://www.lescroupiersrunningclub.org.uk/welsh-castles-relay-2016/

There should be another 3 Borders Road Running League races TBC after the BRRL – AGM in early July.

 

 

Weekend Racing News

Twin Piers 10k

On Saturday 19th January, there were 14 Eryri Harriers amongst the 430 finishers in the annual Twin Piers 10k event from Llandudno Pier to where the Colwyn Bay Pier used to be! Leading Eryri home was 22nd placed James Bowden 38:00 followed by: 24th John Davies 38:14. 28th Adrian Williams 38:30. 31st Paul Wathan 38:57. 45th Jonathan Ervine 40:32. 48th Dilwyn Rowlands 40:57. 59th & 2nd MV/60 Arwel Lewis 41:54. 81st Derek Weaver 43:40. 91st Gary Porter-Jones 44:25. 94th Gemma Wathan 44:38. 116th Cara Williams 46:37. 150th & 2nd FV/50 Ali Thomas 48:54. 184th Harri Roberts 50:43 and 412th Roy Jardine 71:00. Except for a slight headwind, race conditions were very good.

Full Race Results: https://colwynbayac.niftyentries.com/Results/Twin-Piers-2019

The following day, Paul Wathan ran in the Essar Four Villages Half Marathon at Helsby as he continues to regain his fitness following injury, wedding and honeymoon! Paul finished 199th with a chip time of 1:28:58.

Buff Winter Trail Half Marathon:

Rob Samuel left the other 631 finishers behind as he raced to another win in the Buff Winter Trail Half Marathon on Saturday 19th January. Rob previously won the event in 2016 as he beat 2017 race winner, Tom Roberts with a time of 1:24:40 compared to Tom’s 1:26:04. In all there were 17 Eryri Harriers competing with both Alwyn and Maggie Oliver winning their respective V/70 categories.

Full Race Results: https://www.tdleventservices.co.uk/event-results/events

 

Club Presentation Evening

Notice for your diaries: The Club Presentation Evening will be held on Sat, 9th March (Pipe Dream race day) in Llanberis, or within easy driving distance of Llanberis. All the usual stuff, including buffet/bar/presentation of awards to last season’s winners/surprise guest speaker etc etc. Everyone welcome. Venue/ticket price TBC in the next few days once the committee has made its decision on various quotes & options, so watch this space for a further announcement very soon…..

 

Road Running – Racing News

13 Eryri Harriers travelled over the water to Anglesey to compete in the 3rd race of the Borders Road Running League 2018/19 season at Trac Mon (Anglesey Racing Circuit) near Ty Croes on a very windy Sunday morning, 9th December. On the measured 5 mile race route, with no Ferraris, or other racing vehicles to worry about, the 261 runners had free use of the racing circuit. though, the strong winds put paid to any fast times. Eryri were led home by Emlyn Owen in 57th place overall in a time of 31:52 followed by: 83rd Ali Chant 33:30. 89th & 1st MV/60 Arwel Lewis 33:55. 165th and making her Borders League debut for Eryri Jaclyn Artist 38:37. 170th Becki Law 39:16. 171st & 1st MV/70 Emyr Davies 39:18. 176th & Eryri founder member Malcolm Jones 39:31. 199th and enjoying an outing on the “Road” Ellie Salisbury 40:50. 226th Jenny Williamson 44:24. 227th Alison Donnelly 44:28. 247th & 2nd FV/70 Maggie Oliver 47:57 and 255th Roy Jardine 52:12. In the team results, Eryri’s men were placed 6th and the women 3rd in their respective 2nd Divisions. In the overall team standings, Eryri’s men are currently placed 9th and the women 4th. The race was won by Joe Boden (Wallasey AC) 26:25. The first female finisher was Emily Kearney (Wirral) in 29th place overall with a time of 29:43. The next race will be at Tattenhall on Sunday 27th January 2019 with a 11am start. Borders Road Running League website: http://www.bordersleague.org.uk/

TELFORD 10km

On Sunday 9th December, representing North Wales, Rob Samuel finished 57th overall in the high quality race with a time of 31:11 while also competing for North Wales, Catherine Connell finished 355th and 42nd female with a PB time of 38:34. Amongst the 1228 finishers were: 289th John Parkinson 36:45 and 301st Arthur Connell 37:03.

The popular event once again produced fast times with 16 athletes under 30 min, 47 under 31 min and 88 under 32min. One to aim for next year!

Rhediad Rory/Rory’s run

Rhediad Rory

Fe fydd Eryri Harries yn cynnal Rhediad Rory ar Ionawr 13eg 2019.

Cyfle  redwyr ddod ynghyd i hel atgofion drwy redeg a mwynhau rhai o hoff lwybrau Rory.

Cyfarfod yn Mynydd Gwefru Llanberis 09:30, rhediad yn cychwyn 10:00

 

Croeso cynnes i bawb

Rory’s run

Eryri Harries will be hosting Rory’s run on January 13 2019

Meet at Electric Mountain Car Park 09:30, run will start 10:00

It will be an opportunity to remember Rory and follow some of his favourite runs.

London Marathon Club Places

Don’t forget the method of allocating the club’s allocation of London Marathon entries.

London Marathon Eryri Ballot:
Each year Eryri are allocated a handful of places. To be eligible for one of these places, the following rules will be in place for 2017 & the foreseeable future. Members must:

1. Be fully paid first claim club members.
2. Attend the Christmas club fun run.

Selection.
3. Priority will be given to members who entered the London Marathon Ballot and were rejected. Evidence of rejection needs to be provided. (This needs to be for the same year)

4. If the number of members with rejection notices is lower than or equal to the number of places available then they will receive an automatic right to the place.

5. If the number of members with rejection notices is more than the number of places then names will be drawn for the places.

6. If there are still club places available after step 4 above, then the remaining place(s) will be allocated by means of an open draw.

Conwy Half Marathon

RECORD TURNOUT FOR THE CONWY HALF MARATHON
There was a record turnout at the Conwy Half Marathon on Sunday 18th November with nearly 3,000 finishers. The event which includes a lap of Llandudno’s Great Orme was being staged for the 10th time and the weather conditions were: Dry and sunny with a headwind to contend with as the runners descended the Great Orme which abated somewhat on the return journey back through Deganwy to the finishing line at Conwy.
The race was won by Gwyn Owen in a time of 75:27 and of those noted as being Eryri Members in the results were: (All Chip Times) 24th Eifion Williams 81:26. 29th Ian Edwards 81:57. 49th Nic Brook 85:40 (PB) 90th Brian Wills 88.28. 123rd Peter Rees 90.32. 125th Arthur Connell 90.51. 148th (8th Female) Catherine Connell 91.51. 165th (2nd MV/60) Arwel Lewis 92:32. 200th Mat Leonard 93.48. 235th Emlyn Roberts 94.59. 447th Kristin Luke 98.39. 526th Dylan Huws 1:40.25. 971st Chris Hoult 1.46.43. 1077th Gwenllian Dafydd 1.53.10. 2775th Kes Taylor 2.36.16 & 2762nd Iorwerth Roberts 2.35.27.
Well Done everyone.
Another well organised event by RunWales

Borders League Report

A NEW HIGH for the BORDERS LEAGUE. A NEW LOW for ERYRI’S MEN
There was a record breaking turnout of 441 finishers for the 2nd race of the Borders Road Running League at Upton, Chester on Sunday 11th November unfortunately, it was a record low for Eryri’s men with only two members competing! Still, Eryri’s women yet again outshone their male counterparts with a full team of three competing.
On a damp but bright morning, and despite the early start time of 09:30am, the Chester Spring 5 miler course drew a record turnout for the League, the women’s turnout of 153 was also a League record with Helen Blair leading the Eryri Women’s team home in 267th place overall with a time of 38:00 closely followed by 272nd placed Becky Law 38:05 and 394th Alison Donnelly 46:00. All of whom had competed for the club the previous day at Wrexham in the North Wales Cross Country League. A superb effort and dedication to the club. Arwel Lewis had also competed the previous day at Wrexham and finished 147th overall and 1st Male over 60 in a time of 33:28 while Roy Jardine, competing in his 82nd Borders League event finished 422nd overall and 5th Male Over 70 in a time of 51:03.
Eryri’s women are currently 4th in their respective 2nd Division while Eryri’s men prop up the rest of the League!
The next race in the Borders Road Running League is more closer to home on Anglesey at Trac Mon, The Anglesey Racing Circuit. Ty Croes. Starting at 11am. Distance 5 Miles.
The event is free to enter, just turn up in your club vests and enjoy the race.

Borders Road Running League

The second race of the Borders Road Running League 2018/19 season takes place this Sunday 11th November at Upton, nr Chester with an early 09:30am start.
Race details attached.
Please car share for this event.
For more information, contact Arwel Lewis: 07772302411

Newborough Parkrun

Gwyn Owen added another Parkrun win to his total at Newborough on Saturday 3rd November with a time of 17:19. Helen Morgan was the first female finisher with a time of 23:33.