Nick Beer 10k

In very blustery and cold but dry conditions at the annual Nick Beer 10k on Sunday 11th February, 34 Eryri Harriers completed the event circling the Great Orme and almost being blown off their feet in the process! The race was the first counter in the club’s Road Running Championships and also incorporated the Welsh 10k & Inter Regional Championships.
Bronwen Jenkinson continued with her impressive form from last year in winning the Welsh 10 title in a time of 38:56 followed by the improving Catherine Connell in 34th position overall & 2nd Female with a time of 39:45 while Andrea Rowlands landed the FV/40 title finishing 4th female overall in a time of 41:04. Eryri were led home by 16th placed Paul wathan in a time of 37:35 followed by:20th Matt Fortes 38:14.
In all, there were 639 finisher in the event won by Stockport Harrier Andy Davies 32:36.
Full Eryri Harriers Club Positions/Times

Club Presentation Evening

Will be held at Moel Siabod Cafe on 3rd March at 7.oopm

£15 per adult £5 per junior Hot buffet and dessert. Tickets from Ellie 07789061648

Borders League

6 Eryri Harriers represented the club in the 3rd race of the Borders Road Running League 2017/18 Season at Pensarn, near Abergele on Sunday 14th January.
On a dry, cool breezy day, there were 375 finishers on the out and back 5 mile, mainly flat course. Eryri were led home by Arwel Lewis in 146th position followed by 165th placed Ashley Wager who disappointingly were the only two Eryri male representatives at the event! On a positive note, Eryri’s women fielded a full team, led home by 193rd placed Becki Law, followed by: 202nd Helen Blair. 213th Jenny Heming and 331st Alison Donnelly.
Full event results will be on the Borders Road Running League website:
The next event of the season will be on Home ground on Sunday 18th February at Caernarfon with a 11:00am start on the usual 10k race route.

Twin Piers 10k

11 Eryri Harriers were amongst the 379 finishers in the annual Twin Piers 10k from Llandudno to Colwyn Bay on Saturday 13th January.
Except for a slight headwind on most of the race route. Weather conditions were very good, dry and not too cold. First home for Eryri in 12th position was Arthur Connell 37:22 followed by: 16th & 1st MV/55 Russell Owen 38:00. 31st & 2nd Female Catherine Higgs 39:33 closely followed by 32nd & 1st FV/40 Andrea Rowlands 39:42. 65th & 2nd MV/55 Arwel Lewis 42:32. 73rd & 3rd MV/60 Iwan Edgar 43:22. 121st Maldwyn Evans 47:18. 172nd Barry Davies 50:54. 176th Harri Roberts 51:16. 321st Roy Jardine 63:16 and 373rd Iorwerth Roberts 71:35.
At the front of the field, there was a very close and exciting finish with Owen Roberts pulling away in the final stages to win in a time of 33:46 ahead of Michael Corrales (NWRRC) 33:50 and Simon Cole (Gogs Tri) 33:53 with Martin Green 4th & 1st MV/40 34:07.
A well organised event thanks to Russell Goodwin  and Colwyn Bay AC

Christmas Fun Run

Don’t forget that it’s our annual CHRISTMAS FUN RUN on Sunday, Dec 17th, starting at 11am from The Vic, Llanberis. FANCY DRESS OPTIONAL BUT ENCOURAGED! Registration from 10am. £5 for seniors – to include soup/roll/mince pie & £2 for juniors – to include selection box & drink. Prize for best senior/junior fancy dress & for the person who has the closest guess of Santa’s ‘race’ time. Remember to bring your London Marathon rejection slips – we will be making a draw of the club allocations, so you may yet be lucky……

Mike Blake wins the BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year – Unsung Hero Award

Mike Blake wins the BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year – Unsung Hero Award

So we are finally allowed to officially announce the news that Mike Blake has won the BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year Unsung Hero Award! This means he now goes into the pot with the other nominees from England, Scotland and Northern Ireland and he has got a VIP trip to the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards in Liverpool in December to look forward to – how exciting Mike, so well-deserved award and we are all very proud of you!!!

Veteran fell running organiser Mike Blake is BBC Wales’ Get Inspired Sports Unsung Hero for 2017.