Borders League

6 Eryri Harriers competed in the 3rd race of the Borders Road Running league 2014/15 Season at Birkenhead Park on Sunday 11th January 2015. On a 4 lap 9.10k course around the Park, unfortunately John Spill was forced to pull out on the 2nd lap when well placed due to illness leaving Arwel Lewis to lead the team home in 69th place closely followed by Tony Woodall in 72nd with new club member and Border league debutant Lizzie Irvine, who ran very well to finish 124th overall and 10th female followed by: 259th Don Williams and 310th Roy Jardine.
Full Results can be found at:
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Arwel Lewis

Weekend fell racing news

Llanbedr – Blaenafon fell race

A healthy 84 runners finished the classic 15 miler down in South Wales, MoD man Hugh Aggleton won in 2hrs10mins44secs – someway off Eryri man, James McQueen’s classic record. First Eryri finisher was Welshpool’s Rich Roberts in 8th and 2hrs 33mins. Eryri’s London based Jack Scannell ran well to finish in 17th in 2hrs 45mins with Les Williams in 63rd in 3hrs 22mins.


Pendle fell race, English championships, round 1

The standard was high for the first race in the English fell champs over in Pendle. In the 4.5 mile lung buster Helm Hill’s Tom Addison took the win in 32.55. First Eryri home and fresh from disqualification at last weekends British champs opener in N Ireland was Math Roberts in 12th in 35.14. Next Eryri man home in 190th was Paul Jenks in 45.10. In 314th came Geoff Fielding, but more importantly 4th vet 70 in 55.45. 340 finished.


In the separate ladies race where 138 finished, Bronwen Jenks ran brilliantly to finish in 50th in 48.02 but 2nd in the under 18’s.




Fron Four, Y Fron

“Will we ever get decent weather for this race? Mist and rain didn’t seem too bad at 1000 feet but a good call by Ross on the summit where the wind was also a factor and 5 marshals huddling turned the runners straight back – a decision echoed by all the runners on their return. JP knowing Matt’s descending speed had opened a gap on the climb and managed to keep his lead to put another new name on the winner’s trophy. In the ladies, Jenny (“I’m not fit yet”) managed to drop those who had been following her to take 8th overall, eight places ahead of Denbigh’s Emma Collins. In the U14s Talysarn’s Sion Jones frightened a few seniors, only JP beating him to turn around at moel Tryfan and taking a minute and a half off the record in the process. Ben Grantham and Mared Evans winning the U10s.  Thanks to Ross and Sheila, Sioned and Tina, Mair and Alwyn who braved the elements to marshall and Pauline in the school for making the panads.    Mike”


Ras Fron 4


Northern Ireland trip update

20 people have confirmed their attendance on the Northern Ireland weekend away, details here:

This means space is now tight – depending on the number of houses we opt for, basically at present there’ s space for another 2 people……but that could be 8 or at the most 14, but as I state all depends on number of houses.

Anyway get in touch if you’re interested…….

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

Round 3 – Joe Brown Midweek Series

Round 3 – Joe Brown Midweek Series

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Another great turnout, over 90 runners and 21 of them ladies, well done girls. The word had spread about the steepness of the course and a few top names were noticeably absent allowing the good climbers / descenders to come into their own.


From my vantage point on the climb Math and the Doc at it hammer and tongs, Math coming in to win in 26.32, the Doc 26.50 ahead of a close finish between Aled Edwards 27.42, Matt F 27.48 and Gwyn Owen 27.55. 1st 40 was Paul Jenks 6th while a sprint finish saw Jake hold off Mabon by 3 sec to take the U18s (10th & 11th ).


A new name on the scene was Menai’s Cai Linton taking the U16 in 14th, Jeremy took the 50′s in 28th, Clive the  60′s in 33rd while Emyr took the 70′s in 73rd. In the ladies a surprise win went to F40 Sarah Barnwell following a storming descent 34th in 35.05, Lisa having to settle for 2nd once again, 37th in 35.28, Ellie 1st 50 in 52nd while Maggie took the 60s in 82nd.


As a footnote on one of my favourite races I passed 16 runners on the descent and still only managed 3rd 60, must try harder!


In the Caernarfon Tyres Junior Champs over 30 again, Twm Owen  & Kyla Cain taking the U8′s, Iolo Jones & Beth McEacthern the U10′s,  Ollie Wilde & Jodie Cain the U12;s while  Keiran Forrest took the U14′s.


Thanks to all those who turned out to run and help which made it all run smoothly and we were able to donate £30. to the local charities.



Midweek Series lastest report – Foel Lus

Midweek Series latest report – Foel Lus

Joe Brown Midweek Series
Race 2 – Foel Lus


Well how about that then, 5.55pm, not a soul in sight; 6.55 and it was like the New York subway in rush hour. By the time I had registered the last runner I was considering making Petzels part of the kit, but we scraped by in the end.
A record 119 runners set off up the hill hotly pursued by 30+ juniors , last year’s winner and U18 record holder Colwyn Bay’s Nathan Jones setting the pace from Math Roberts and Russell Bentley. Russell took the lead near the summit safely negotiating the Cresta Run to win in 22.55, ahead of Nath (now a senior) 23.15 while Math, still feeling the effects of the Barcelona Marathon in his legs was 3rd in 24.17.
First v40 was John Parkinson, 6th in 25.05, 1st v50 Arwel 30th in 29.10, 1st v60 Phil Tan, 51st in 31.47 while an outstanding run by the Bay’s Jake G took the U18 in 14th in 27.00.
In the ladies race Bronwen Jenkinson continues to show no respect for her elders, winning in a new U16 record of 30.00, 35th overall in 30.00, ahead of Lisa Grantham 37th in 30.33, while Ali Thomas took 3rd & 1st F40 in 31.56 (52nd). The F50 win, after spending 2 hours clearing a path through the snow, was race organiser Ellie Salisbury, 61st in 33.21, while Maggie Oliver took the F60 in 111th in 40.30.
The consensus of opinion was that the course was definitely slower because of the snow but was safely negotiated by all. Full results will be on display at Pen Dinas next week but could be available sooner, watch this space.
Thanks to all those who helped on the night and the shops in Pen who donated the prizes allowing £30 to be donated to Team Dolly.




Mike Blake,
Series Coordinator.

Midweek Series – Race 1

Midweek Series – Race 1

Joe Brown Midweek Series


Race 1 – Moel Tryfan


Well at least everybody found the big rock, I hadn’t moved it since Saturday and the race was run in the best conditions since its inauguration.


Well done to Gwyn Owen making a rare appearance on the mountain winning in 18.24 ahead of John Rowley in 18.41 and Aled Edwards in 18.52.


John Parkinson took the v40 and 4th in 19.02, Pennine’s Dave Soles took v50 and 12th in 20.59.
Mabon Llyr was 1st u16 and 25th in 22.02, Phil Tan was1st v60 and 40th in 23.56, while Emyr Davies took the v70 and 62nd in 26.08.


In the Ladies the star of the night was young Bronwen Jenkinson. Ahead of her dad until he threatened to cut her pocket money (tro nesaf Paul!), Bronwen came to win overall in a new U16 record of 22.22, 26th, ahead of Chester Tri’s Lisa Grantham 29th in 22.34 and Cybi’s Michaela Owen 37th in 23.35.
Kath Broatch set a new L40 record of 24.06 in 41st, Ellie Salisbury a new LV50 record in 25.42 and 54th, while Maggie Oliver took the LV60, 91st in 31.19.


Thanks to all the helpers. It got cold towards the end, and Pauline and her family at Fron School, still threatened with closure, warmed everybody up with the panads.


In the Caernarfon Tyres Junior Championship 35 turned up all looking splendid in their new designer bibs, full results will be on display at the next race.


Next race – Foel Lus – Tues 9th April.