6th Trail 6k – Portmeirion

9 Eryri Harriers were amongst the 145 finishers in the 6k trail race on Saturday 18th March. Eryri were led home by 7th placed Huw Owen 31:06 with Elliw Haf finishing 3rd female in a time of 33:53.

ARWEL’S BACK TO BACK DOUBLE RUNNERS-UP!

Arwel Lewis followed up his 2nd place finish in the Penrhyn Parkrun on Saturday 18th March with another 2nd place finish the following day at the tough Brynkinalt Estate 20km Trail race with a time of 90:17.
At the wet and muddy Penrhyn Parkrun, Arwel was followed in 3rd place by Brian Wills 20:27.

VALE OF CLWYD 10K – Sunday 19th March

Tammy Lewis-Jones was the first female finisher in 10th place overall in a time of 43:34 while Derek Weaver finished 8th & 1st MV/60 in a time of 40:59. A tough course made even tougher by the windy conditions! There were 57 finishers.

WILMSLOW HALF MARATHON – Sunday 19th March

Despite the windy conditions, there were still some very good performances at the annual event which many runners use to prepare for the London Marathon. Of the 3114 finishers, Eryri’s Rob Samuel having run all the race distance while mainly pushing the pace with fellow Welshman Andy Davies (Stockport) had to be content with 4th place overall in a very good time of 67:40 just behind Andy 67:30. The race was won by Mohammad Abu-Raczeq (Altrincham) 66:25 ahead of Sale Harriers Matt Bond 66:31.

CAU INTER-COUNTIES CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS (LOUGHBOROUGH)

Three Eryri Harriers represented North Wales in the event and they all ran very well with Annabelle McQueen finishing 82nd out of 282 in the U/17 women’s 5k race in a time of 22:36.
In the senior women’s 8k race; Bronwen Jenkinson finished 64th in a time of 33:06 with Tammy Lewis-Jones acquitting herself very well to finish 217th in a time of 38:19. There were 261 finishers.
Well Done to them all.

WREXHAM MARATHON FESTIVAL

In the 3rd year of the event, Andrea Rowlands just gets better and better with age! following a Marathon PB and a 2nd placed finish in 2015 with a time of 3:00:00! a 1st place finish last year in a time of 3:02:05, Andrea went and topped all that, finishing 6th overall and 1st female going under the 3 hour mark for the first time in a terrific PB time of 2:54:22! Well Done Andrea.
Not to be out-done, Russell Bentley ran in his first ever Marathon in the event last year when finishing 2nd to Daniel Weston in a time of 2:38:24, this year, Russell turned things round to win the event ahead of Daniel in a time of 2:32:04 (Chip Time 2:31:59) with Daniel clocking 2:37:31. There were 166 finishers.
In the 20 mile race; Gemma Morgans finished 3rd female in a time of 2:26:18. There were 264 finishers.
Rob Samuel was a class apart in comfortably winning the Half Marathon by nearly 10 minutes in a time of 69:55 with Arwel Lewis finishing 9th & 1st MV/55 in a time of 1:28:07. There were 215 finishers.
Another well organised event by Chris Yorke and his RunWales crew.

Conwy Parkrun. Saturday 4th March

 Another win for Paul Wathan, though his first of the year at the event, comfortably winning by over a minute in a time of 17:20 with Gemma Morgans making it a double success in a time of 20:03, just 3 seconds off her PB.