Village Bakery Half Marathon

There were 7 Eryri Harriers amongst the 2,373 finishers at the Village Bakery (Wrexham) Half Marathon on Sunday 17th February, led home by 102nd placed Eifion Williams 81:14 (PB) followed by: 120th Nic Brook 82:03 (PB) 122nd Arthur Connell 82:21. 229th Brian Wills 87:41. 259th Catherine Connell 88:19 (PB) 282nd Jonathan Ervine 89:19 (PB) & 2,107th Rebeca Roberts 2:23:12.

The event was won by Mohammad Aburezeq (Altrincham 67:34. The first female finisher was Laura Riches (Leigh Harriers) 79:39.

CLUB PRESENTATION EVENING

CLUB PRESENTATION EVENING

 

The annual Club Presentation Evening will be held on Saturday, 9th March, 7 for 7.30pm at the Split Willow Restaurant, Llanfairfechan, LL33 0PA.

The ticket price is £13 for seniors & £5 for U14s, to include a hot buffet, the presentation of last season’s awards & what’s likely to be an informative & amusing address by Russell Bentley.

All members, their partners, friends & families are welcome – it would be great to have everyone out to celebrate the success of the club’s champions & heroes/heroines……

To purchase tickets, please go to http://www.fabian4.co.uk/default.aspx?EventID=2301, or for further info, contact Ellie Salisbury at ellierocknrun@gmail.com  (07789061648)

NICK BEER 10K SUCCESS for ERYRI

28 Eryri Harriers completed the annual Nick Beer 10k at Llandudno on Sunday 10th February in quite blustery conditions. Gwyn Owen led the way to win in a time of 34:40 ahead of Prestatyn’s Steve Skates 34: 49 with Eryri’s Gavin Roberts having a good run to finish 6th with a time of 36:19 followed by: 11th Ian Edwards 37:53. 12th Arthur Connell 37:58. 16th Matt Fortes 38:50. 17th Nic Brook 38:53. 20th and 1st Female finisher Catherine Connell 39:15. 31st Brian Wills 41:08. 36th and making a welcome comeback after injury, Craig Jones 41:56. 41st, 3rd female & 1st FV/40 Andrea Rowlands 42:30. 45th Anthony Davies 42:56. 61st Dylan Huws 43:58. 68th Gary Young 44:19. 92nd Megan Hughes 46:09. 111th Becki Law 46:38. 120th Guto Rhys 47:18. 127th Cara Williams 47:29. 152nd Chris Hoult 48:33. 153rd & 1st FV/50 Helen Blair 48:42. 189th Eurwyn Edwards 50:06. 224th Malcolm Jones 51:27. 241st Emily Wood 52:00. 274th Hayley Turner 53:23. 320th Alex Fletcher 55:27. 343th Maggie Oliver 61:49. 444th Kate Wilby 62:25. 459th Viv Edwards 63:10 & 573rd Roy Jardine 76:33.

There were 596 finishers.

Club Road Running Championships

The first race in the Eryri Road Running Club Championships takes place at Llandudno this Sunday 10th February (Nick Beer 10k) There are 12 events in all.

Club Road Running Championships: Best of six results from 12 to count for awards

Sunday 10th February – Nick Beer 10k @ 12:00pm. http://nwrrc.co.uk/ £15 (Club Championships)

Saturday 23nd February – Rhyl 10 Mile. North Wales Championships. @ 10:00am. https://www.runwales.com/ £24 (Club Championships)

Wednesday 8th May – Rhostryfan 10k @ 7.00pm (Club Championships)

Sunday 19th May – Snowdonia Half Marathon @ 10:00am https://www.runwales.com/events/ £30 (Club Championship)

Wednesday 5th June – Llanrug 5k (Club Championship)

Wednesday 12th June – Deiniolen 10k (Club Championship)

Wednesday 10th July – Llanfairpwll 5k @ 6:45pm (Club Championships)

Tuesday 16th July – Hwyl y Bont (Bontnewydd 10k) https://www.facebook.com/Hwyl-Y-Bont-293088874069283/ (Club Championships)

Wednesday 7th August – Caernarfon 10k @ 7:00pm https://www.runwales.com/  £10 (Club Championship)

Saturday 26th October – Snowdon Marathon (Race Full) – (Club Championship)

Sunday 3rd November – Abergele 5 Mile (North Wales Championships) http://www.abergeleharriers.co.uk/ASH.htm (Club Championship)

Sunday 17th November – Conwy Half Marathon https://www.runwales.com/events/ £33 (Club Championship)

Sunday 27th January – Borders Road Running League Race 4. Tattenhall @ 11:00am

Sunday 3rd March – Borders Road Running League Race 5 @ 11:00am Birkenhead Park.

Sunday 31st March – Borders Road Running League Race 6 @ 11:00am Hope/Caergwrle

Wednesday 24th April – Borders Road Running League Race 7 @ 7:15pm Prestatyn

Saturday/Sunday 8th/9th June – Welsh Castles Relay @ 10:00am. http://www.lescroupiersrunningclub.org.uk/welsh-castles-relay-2016/

There should be another 3 Borders Road Running League races TBC after the BRRL – AGM in early July.

 

 

Weekend Racing News

Twin Piers 10k

On Saturday 19th January, there were 14 Eryri Harriers amongst the 430 finishers in the annual Twin Piers 10k event from Llandudno Pier to where the Colwyn Bay Pier used to be! Leading Eryri home was 22nd placed James Bowden 38:00 followed by: 24th John Davies 38:14. 28th Adrian Williams 38:30. 31st Paul Wathan 38:57. 45th Jonathan Ervine 40:32. 48th Dilwyn Rowlands 40:57. 59th & 2nd MV/60 Arwel Lewis 41:54. 81st Derek Weaver 43:40. 91st Gary Porter-Jones 44:25. 94th Gemma Wathan 44:38. 116th Cara Williams 46:37. 150th & 2nd FV/50 Ali Thomas 48:54. 184th Harri Roberts 50:43 and 412th Roy Jardine 71:00. Except for a slight headwind, race conditions were very good.

Full Race Results: https://colwynbayac.niftyentries.com/Results/Twin-Piers-2019

The following day, Paul Wathan ran in the Essar Four Villages Half Marathon at Helsby as he continues to regain his fitness following injury, wedding and honeymoon! Paul finished 199th with a chip time of 1:28:58.

Buff Winter Trail Half Marathon:

Rob Samuel left the other 631 finishers behind as he raced to another win in the Buff Winter Trail Half Marathon on Saturday 19th January. Rob previously won the event in 2016 as he beat 2017 race winner, Tom Roberts with a time of 1:24:40 compared to Tom’s 1:26:04. In all there were 17 Eryri Harriers competing with both Alwyn and Maggie Oliver winning their respective V/70 categories.

Full Race Results: https://www.tdleventservices.co.uk/event-results/events

 

Club Presentation Evening

Notice for your diaries: The Club Presentation Evening will be held on Sat, 9th March (Pipe Dream race day) in Llanberis, or within easy driving distance of Llanberis. All the usual stuff, including buffet/bar/presentation of awards to last season’s winners/surprise guest speaker etc etc. Everyone welcome. Venue/ticket price TBC in the next few days once the committee has made its decision on various quotes & options, so watch this space for a further announcement very soon…..

 

Welsh Inter-regional championships, Llandrindod Wells

Welsh Inter-regional championships, Llandrindod Wells

Eryri representing North Wales

9 Eryri Harriers made the trip down to Llandrindod Wells to wear the North Wales vest in a VERY muddy (see excellent action shots from NeeNee LJ!) Welsh Inter-regional cross-country championships. Teams selected from North, South, East and West Wales competed against each other in typically difficult December conditions – massive congratulations everyone!

Anwen Hockley was 30th position in the U13 girls race, helping the North Wales team to a bronze medal – fantastic Anwen, well done! Tom Wood was an amazing 4 place overall in the U20 mens race, also leading his team home to bronze medals. Lleucu Angharad was 24th in her U17 ladies race and helped her team to a North Wales team GOLD!

In the senior mens event, Gavin Roberts and James Bowden carrying on their great season so far to have brilliant runs in a competitive field of 157 runners, coming in 36th and 46th respectively. In the ladies race, Miranda Grant was a fantastic 6th overall and 2nd FV35, followed by Elliw Haf who came in a very strong 20th overall and 13th senior lady. Tammy Ddrwg Lewis-Jones was 45th and Helen Blair was 77th overall, both helping to bring the North Wales FV45 team home with silver medals – brilliant ladies, well done! Full results available here: http://results.welshathletics.org/.

Callum O’Donnell also ran on Saturday 24th November at the 3rd event of the British Athletics Cross Challenge at Liverpool’s Sefton Park, coming in 89th in the U17 men’s category – these events include high-quality athletes from across the UK, top job Callum!

Lastly, pre-entries are open until 28th December for the North Wales champs at Rhug farm on Saturday 5th January, see link: https://www.northwalesxc.com/fixtures, followed by the penultimate league fixture on Saturday 12th January at Northop.

P.S. This is my last post as XC secretary before handing over to Alexandra Fletcher and Geoff Fielding next weekend who I know will do a fantastic job! I’ve loved it so just wanted to say thank you and a HUGE well done to everyone who has been part of it over the last 4-ish years – running, helping, driving, sorting equipment, plus more! I love the cross-country – a combination of hard-won competitive endeavour combined with brilliant team spirit, I also love this quote (cheers Martin Green for sharing!). Look forward to seeing you at the next race! 

Road Running – Racing News

13 Eryri Harriers travelled over the water to Anglesey to compete in the 3rd race of the Borders Road Running League 2018/19 season at Trac Mon (Anglesey Racing Circuit) near Ty Croes on a very windy Sunday morning, 9th December. On the measured 5 mile race route, with no Ferraris, or other racing vehicles to worry about, the 261 runners had free use of the racing circuit. though, the strong winds put paid to any fast times. Eryri were led home by Emlyn Owen in 57th place overall in a time of 31:52 followed by: 83rd Ali Chant 33:30. 89th & 1st MV/60 Arwel Lewis 33:55. 165th and making her Borders League debut for Eryri Jaclyn Artist 38:37. 170th Becki Law 39:16. 171st & 1st MV/70 Emyr Davies 39:18. 176th & Eryri founder member Malcolm Jones 39:31. 199th and enjoying an outing on the “Road” Ellie Salisbury 40:50. 226th Jenny Williamson 44:24. 227th Alison Donnelly 44:28. 247th & 2nd FV/70 Maggie Oliver 47:57 and 255th Roy Jardine 52:12. In the team results, Eryri’s men were placed 6th and the women 3rd in their respective 2nd Divisions. In the overall team standings, Eryri’s men are currently placed 9th and the women 4th. The race was won by Joe Boden (Wallasey AC) 26:25. The first female finisher was Emily Kearney (Wirral) in 29th place overall with a time of 29:43. The next race will be at Tattenhall on Sunday 27th January 2019 with a 11am start. Borders Road Running League website: http://www.bordersleague.org.uk/

TELFORD 10km

On Sunday 9th December, representing North Wales, Rob Samuel finished 57th overall in the high quality race with a time of 31:11 while also competing for North Wales, Catherine Connell finished 355th and 42nd female with a PB time of 38:34. Amongst the 1228 finishers were: 289th John Parkinson 36:45 and 301st Arthur Connell 37:03.

The popular event once again produced fast times with 16 athletes under 30 min, 47 under 31 min and 88 under 32min. One to aim for next year!

Rhediad Rory/Rory’s run

Rhediad Rory

Fe fydd Eryri Harries yn cynnal Rhediad Rory ar Ionawr 13eg 2019.

Cyfle  redwyr ddod ynghyd i hel atgofion drwy redeg a mwynhau rhai o hoff lwybrau Rory.

Cyfarfod yn Mynydd Gwefru Llanberis 09:30, rhediad yn cychwyn 10:00

 

Croeso cynnes i bawb

Rory’s run

Eryri Harries will be hosting Rory’s run on January 13 2019

Meet at Electric Mountain Car Park 09:30, run will start 10:00

It will be an opportunity to remember Rory and follow some of his favourite runs.