Club Presentation Evening

Club Presentation Evening

8th March 2014

 

Nearly sixty members attended the annual club presentation of awards and social evening, held this year on March 8th at the Caban, Brynrefail. The excellent and prolific buffet was followed by a choice of desserts and accompanied by an interesting slide show from Al Tye and Pete Douglas` archives. Especially amusing was the video of runners fording and falling into a river at the end of a race over in Penmachno in 2005! It was good to see our guest of honour, Al Tye, on his first social occasion since he suffered a stroke. Al also agreed very kindly to present the awards.

Before the awards, we were treated to a short presentation by club member Chris Near about the incredible 10 day team adventure race he took part in last year in Patagonia. His team won by an amazing 35 hours of almost continuous running, biking, kayaking, glacier walking and jungle bashing!

Paul Jenkinson then took us through the awards, starting with road running;

1st Brendan Rothery, 2nd Dewi Owen, 3rd Jordan Evans, followed by cross country;

1st Arwel Lewis, 2nd Craig Jones, 3rd Steve (Llan) Jones and 1st lady Andrea Rowlands, 2nd Bronwen Jenkinson, 3rd Sandra Rowlands.

The mountain running awards; 1st Matt Fortes, 2nd John Parkinson (V40), 3rd Martin Cliffe (V40) with Craig Jones then winning the V40 category, Jeremy Williams the V50, Brian Robbins the V60 and Emyr Davies the V70.

The 1st lady (and 1st V50!) was Ellie Salisbury, 2nd (and 1st V40) Emily Wood and 3rd Andrea Rowlands with Maggie Oliver winning the V60 category.

The Outstanding Athlete award went to a young athlete Nathan Jones who in his first hectic few months with club ran twice for GB. There were other very strong contenders for this award in Rob Samuel, Matt Roberts and Alun Vaughan.

The Angela Brand Barker award for the most improved female went deservedly to Bronwen Jenkinson, who did so well in the Tuesday Evening Series and also represented Wales in junior mountain running.

The `Outstanding contribution to the club` shield went to husband and wife team, Craig and Louise Jones, for their tireless work in the organisation of the British Hill Relay.

Mair Tomos presented the Dewi Tomos Junior Award to Mabon Llyr, who really impressed in the Midweek Series.

All award winners received a beautiful hand engraved slate mat. Our thanks go to Ellie Salisbury for arranging the slate trophies and the very successful evening.

SMR, 1st December, 1030

Dydd Sul 1af Rhagfyr / Sunday 1st December, 1030am

Celebrating Jeremy Williams birthday. A strange 7 mile loop for this weekend’s SMR – meeting at 1030 at the top of the Marchlyn Mawr – Dinorwic road (GR: 598631). The route will head for the infamous summit of Parc Drosgl before looping around Moelyci with the option of heading for the summit, finishing off with a climb up the legendary Bwlch Rhiwen and back to Marchlyn.

Drinks at Caban afterwards
.SMR 1 Rhagfyr 2013

Club AGM – Tues 12th Nov – FREE FOOD!

Dear Club Members,

The club AGM takes place at 7pm on Tuesday 12th November.  Padarn Lake Hotel, Llanberis.  (Minutes AGM 2012)

FREE FOOD! Yes that’s right folks, there will be a free hot food buffet for any member who turns up.  The food will be served from 7.15pm before the actual meeting, which starts at 8pm.

Please attend and support your club in choosing the new committee for 2014.  Although often unseen, the club committee members do an awful lot of work on behalf of the other members, and their work is entirely voluntary.
Of course, each of you is welcome to stand for any committee post.

After three years in post I am standing down as Chairman.  The other posts becoming vacant are –

Vice Chairman

Secretary

Cross Country Rep

 

Regards,

Craig.

Wedding Bells

ANOTHER BABE BITES THE DUST !

Following in the studmarks of Andrea and Louise Jenny Williamson tied the knot with her fiance Mike at the Hendre Hall yesterday afternoon. One of the original ‘babes’ she was talked into joining the club on the day of the Eilio race in 2006 and travelled Britain in the Blakemobile competing in the championship races,helping the ladies to a bronze medal and picking up 2nd in the British U23 in the process.The couple will live in Y Groeslon Waunfawr, ( pannad and cake for Eryri runners in the marathon) and the honeymoon will be spent sailing on the Norfolk Broads, best wishes to them both.

No Pizza & a Pint

Unfortunately, our Italian friends from Morbegno, Italy will not arrive in Llanberis until late afternoon on Friday 20th July and we will not be able to entertain them at Gallt Y Glyn on Thursday evening! (They won’t be there)!! I presume that they will be booking into their accommodation on Friday evening and at 7pm there is a media do at the Vic where Andi Jones and a few other international athletes from Australia, Kenya and more will be present, a very good chance to meet and chat with them there if anyone is interested.

No Pizza & a Pint

Unfortunately, our Italian friends from Morbegno, Italy will not arrive in Llanberis until late afternoon on Friday 20th July and we will not be able to entertain them at Gallt Y Glyn on Thursday evening! (They won’t be there)!! I presume that they will be booking into their accommodation on Friday evening and at 7pm there is a media do at the Vic where Andi Jones and a few other international athletes from Australia, Kenya and more will be present, a very good chance to meet and chat with them there if anyone is interested.