Training News

SMR 2nd March

SMR Sunday 2nd March:

For those not running the Island Race on Sunday and if your legs are not too sore from Pipe Dream, meet in Capelulo outside the Fairy Glen Hotel at 10:30am SH744766, LL346SP (please don’t park on the Fairy Glen Road itself!).

Approx 11Km loop (7 miles in old money) with 550m (1800ft) climb. Gentle run taking in Sychnant Pass via donkey path, Conwy Mountain, Conwy and Altwen – spectacular views of the north wales coast guaranteed!

Pint in the pub afterwards!


Matt and Becki

WFRA Fell Navigation Course

Navigation Course for Fell Runners


The WFRA has organised a one day, highly practical navigation course on Saturday 15 March 2014 in Llangynidr, near Crickhowell (South Wales).  Navigation poster V4

 Course Fee: WFRA MEMBERS – £20, NON MEMBERS – £40

 To book your place, please send your details (name, address, e-mail, telephone contact number – in the event of course cancellation, and WFRA membership number) together with a cheque payable to

 Andrew Blackmore, to: 23 Cowleaze, Magor, Monmouthshire NP26 3LE

For General Enquiries, please e-mail me:


Please note: you will need to have some fell running experience, a basic understanding as to how to use a compass and, as there will be a series of practical sessions in the hills, suitable kit/ equipment for fell running (including a compass!).

It is hoped that a North Wales Course will be arranged in the future.


SMR Sun 9th Feb

SMR Sunday 9th February:

1.5-2 hour run round Tal Y Fan & Moel Lus with Ellie Salisbury, exact route dependent on the weather.

Meet at 10.30 am where we park for the “Pen 3 Hills” evening race, i.e. by the drive to Graiglwyd Farm, Pen y Coed, Penmaenmawr, SH 720 759.

Tea’n’cake chez Ellie afterwards.

SMR – Sun 2nd Feb

Owing to the challenging weather this week’s run will hopefully be sheltered from the elements, but still be interesting. 
The Gwydyr Forest will be the playground for this weekend’s Sunday Morning trot. 
Meet at 10.30am at the Marin Trail Carpark just up the hill from Gwydir Castle, Llanrwst (GR790609). 
A hilly route of just over 8 miles, but this can easily be extended with no hassle, or cut short without getting lost for those not after something so long.
Cafe in Llanrwst for tea and cake afterwards.

Free 1 day Coaching Course on offer

The club is offering one member the opportunity to attend an official LiRF training course to become a qualified coach for the club.  Costs associated with the training will be paid by the club, we only ask in return that you genuinely intend to use the qualification for the good of the club.

This will allow you to officially coach both seniors and junior runners.  We already have one qualified coach, namely our Chairman and Junior Trainer, Paul Jenkinson.  Paul however could always do with a hand with the juniors occasionally.  The person attending this will also be well qualified to help out at the other training nights.

If interested please get in touch with Arwel Lewis asap on 07772 302411 or

See below:

There is an athletics course “Leadership in Running Fitness Course” taking place

9:30am-4pm, Sunday 16th February, in Plas Arthur Leisure Centre.

Leadership in Running Fitness (WALiRF 14.3) – Leadership in Running Fitness

1 Day Course

Sunday 16th February 2014

Monday night training

For those of you planning to attend Monday night’s training in Llanberis you might be in for a bit of unexpected stardom.  Make sure to wear your make up and a big smile!

Track Sessions starting

I’m starting track sessions Tuesday night 5pm, Treborth athletic track.  If anyone from the club is interested sessions will be 15/20min effort, e.g. 4x5min, 8x2min, 16×60, going on time not distance. 

A few club members and old members will be joining us, everyone welcome.




P.s. Happy New Year Blwyddyn Newydd Dda

SMR – Sunday 15th Dec

This week will be a shorter SMR, on the traditional date of the old Llyn Elsi Race. 

The route will take us up to and around the lake.  Steep to start with, leveling out for pleasant lake run.

10.30am start – tea and food afterwards in The Stables.