30 Eryri Harriers were amongst the 312 finishers in the Felinheli 10k on a hot and sweltering Wednesday 4th July evening. Neither the warm weather nor a herd of cows who apparently wanted to take part in the race around the 7k mark and crashed through the fences from field to field across the race route put the runners off though; Russell Bentley took a wrong turn and ran a longer distance than anyone else! Russell must have been trying to avoid the mad cows! He still won the race in a time of 34.24 with Eryri’s Catherine Connell taking the women’s title in 14th place overall with a time of 39.18. Eryri’s other category winners were: FV/40 Megan Hughes 43.55 & FV/50 Helen Blair 46.19.
A well organised Gwyl Felin event, thanks to Eilir and Debbie Evans and their Team. More information, photos on the Gwyl Felin website:
Felinheli 10k – Eryri Harriers Positions/Times
Race No Name Gender Gender Pos Cat Pos Time Overall
Just to inform all our members that this Sundays Fairy Freckled Cow, Llyn Alwen 11k Trail Race is the North Wales Regional Trail Running Championships.
11k distance 177m ascent or 6.8miles and 582fthttp://www.denbighharriers.
Borders League update – its now official, and we have the trophy to prove it, between us, (Lesley Lawson, Ali Donnelly, Becky Law, Jenny Heming, Megan Hughes, and me), the Eryri Ladies avoided any penalty points by having a complete team at each of the six races, so won the
for 2017/18 by 515 points. Well done everyone, and also to Arwel for his third place in the MV55 category.
For a complete set of results see www.bordersleague.org.uk
Four Eryri Harriers were amongst the 632 finishers in the tough Snowdonia Half Marathon at Llanrwst on Sunday 20th May, an event which included a steep 1 in 7 climb after 11miles! Weather conditions were quite warm and sunny as the runners made their way into Gwydir Forest, past Llyn Geirionydd, Llyn Crafnant to Trefriw and back to the finishing line in Llanrwst. Eryri were led home by Arwel Lewis in 23rd position overall and 1st MV/55 with a time of 1:41:36 followed by: 32nd Huw Owen 1:43:43. 67th Guto Rhys 1:48:41 and 84th Steffan Evans 1:51:32. The event was won by North Wales Road Runners Martin Green in a time of 1:22:54.
Another well organised Run Wales event.
Full Results: http://my6.raceresult.com/
Andrea Rowlands was amongst the 3405 finishers in the inaugural Newport Marathon on Sunday 29th April where she finished 52nd overall and 2nd female in a time of 2:58:56, only her second ever sub – 3 Hour Marathon while Rhys ap-Elwyn finished 379th overall in a time of 3:28:10.
In the final race of the 2017/18 Borders Road Running League (BRRL) Season at Shotton on Wednesday 25th April, Eryri’s women were successful in winning the “Improvers Trophy” for the third time in their history, on the flat and fast 7.5km course, Eryri’s women were led home by 184th placed Helen Blair. 259th Becky Law and 299th Allison Donnelly.
There was also a good turnout by Eryri’s men who fielded a full team of seven. Eryri were led home by debutant Tom Chandy in 36th place followed by: 60th and also making his debut in the BRRL, Callum O’Donnell, 69th John Davies. 108th Ali Chant. 135th Gary Porter-Jones. 143rd Arwel Lewis and 197th Ashley Wager.
A much improved performance by Eryri all round which augurs well for a determined promotion charge next season.
Full Race Results will be published on the BRRL website: http://www.bordersleague.org.