TRIPLE TRAIL MARATHON WALES SUCCESS FOR ERYRI
Alun Vaughan, Andrea Rowlands and Rob Samuel were the Eryri Triple winners at Coed Y Brenin on Saturday 21st June in what were dry and very warm conditions for the Trail Marathon Wales event. Rob Samuel was the first success of the day in winning the Half Marathon in a time of 1:23:03 ahead of Aberystwyth’s Felipe Jones 1:25:32 with Aberystwyth University Harrier Gary Davies 3rd; 1:33:00. Dewi Owen had a very good run to finish 5th; 1:35:03 ahead of club colleague Dylan Jones; 1:37:48 with Arwel Lewis taking the MV/50 title in a time of 1:43:22.
Then it was Alun’s turn to cross the finishing line, winning the full Marathon in a very good time of 2:53:15, his Half Marathon time of 1:27:41 would have placed him 3rd in that event! Last years Marathon winner Andrew Siggers (Kenilworth Runners) placed 2nd this time round in a time of 3:01:26 ahead of Eryri’s Richard Roberts 3:04:26. Andrea Rowlands made it a treble for Eryri, finishing 11th overall in the Marathon with a time of 3:30:06, over 17 minutes clear of the 2nd placed female finisher Mary Spalton 3:47:29.
There were 389 finishers in the Half Marathon and 309 in the Full Marathon in what was a very well organised event run in excellent conditions. Well Done to Matt ward and his fantastic team.
Full race results can be found at: