3rd British Championship Race

Late reporting on the 3rd British Championship Race: Great Lakes…in the Lakes
8 Eryri Harriers made the trip to Langdale, to the wonderfully named Stool End Farm, for the the 3rd race in the British Championships.
The route itself was slightly intimidating, taking in several biggish hills before reaching Englands highest peak, Scafell Pike, where conditions are tricky underfoot, followed by several more not-insubstantial climbs and descents (and a touch of scrambling up a gully) before negotiation the rocky, time-eating descent from Pike O’Blisco followed by a breakneck descent down its lower, grassier slopes (for those who weren’t concerned about the seat of their shorts, it was quicker/ kinder to tired legs to bum-slide).
First in for the Harriers was Matt Fortes in 63rd place (14th V40), followed by Rich Roberts in 80th (18th V40). Next was Emlyn Owen in 103rd (13th V45), with a sprint-off on the descent to come in a place ahead of Miranda Grant in 104th (8th F). Russell Owen was 5th Harrier in 196th (8th V60) followed by Becki Law in 224th (35thF), with Nia Albiston in at 227th (7th V40) and Kate Worthington a joint 262nd (10th V40).
I have to admit, Im mystified about our Team placings as this hasn’t yet been updated…
Great racing from everyone, and no navigational errors (maps did have to come out on this one!), so well done everyone on getting stuck-in, in difficult conditions to start with (heavy rain and cloud), and getting around without mishap!
Final British Champs race is the mighty but short Creag Dubh race in Newtonmore on 3rd August. If you like doing a lap of a Highland games field and leaping several fences, probably to the tune of bagpipes, this is the race for you! Entries on the day for this one, and there’ll be several people heading North, so get in touch if you fancy it and we can try and arrange group car-sharing.
Photos of some of the team (sans Emlyn) next to a large manure pile, at Stool End Farm 😉

Borders League 2019/20

Borders League 2019/20

Race 1 – 13/10/2019 – Eryri (Caernarfon)

Race 2 – 10/11/2019 @ 09:30am – Deeside

Race 3 – 01/11/2019 – Wallasey

Race 4 – 12/01/2020 – Abergele

Race 5 – 15/03/2020 – Helsby or Wrexham

Race 6 – 05/04/2020 – Ellesmere Port

Race 7 – 22/04/20120 – Wrexham or Helsby. Nos Fercher (Presentation Evening)

Helsby or Wrexham to stage the presentation evening depending on venue availability

North Wales Trail Running Championships

Any club member who wants to enter the North Wales Regional Trail Running Championships must enter the event by this Sunday 30th June. There will also be entries for the event on the day but, you would not count or be eligible for any North Wales Regional awards.
Sunday 7th July – Fairy Freckled Cow – Llyn Alwen 11k Trail Race @ 11:30am (North Wales Regional Trail Running Championships)

Eryri Road Running Championships Update

Eryri Road Running Championships Update, attached. Any corrections? Please contact myself.
Six races completed, a further six to go.

Wednesday 10th July – Llanfairpwll 5k @ 6:45pm

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

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

Saturday 26th October – Snowdon Marathon (Race Full)

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

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



Rob Samuel, competing for Wales, led the team to the title, winning the tough 26km trail running event in a time of 2:00:25 while Eryri & Welsh Team colleague Richard Roberts finished 15th in a time of 1:12:12. There were 1060 finishers.


18 Eryri Harriers completed the tough Deiniolen 10k on Wednesday 12th June with Ian Edwards 36:36 finishing a close second to race winner Martin Green (NWRRC) 36:26. Elliw Haf took the women’s title, finishing 18th overall in a time of 41:37. Though the weather conditions were a bit damp, with just a slight wind. There was a very good turnout of 170 finishers.
A very well organised and supported event.

Ras y Moelwyn report and results.

2nd British Championship race/ 2nd race in Eryri Club fell running champs:

Ras y Moelwyn

The second British Championship race came to the beautiful Moelwyns this Saturday. Conditions were balmy in comparison to the Northern Ireland race, with a breeze just to make it feel like you were properly in the mountains, and a touch of cloud on the summits to keep everyone on their toes but no need to wear full kit before even starting the race. Phew.

There was an excellent turnout from Eryri with 27 runners getting stuck into the race, with excellent runs all round :-). Full results attached below but heres a brief run-down:

The Men: 1st Eryri to cross the line in a very tough field was Russell Bentley in 15th place (and 1st Local), followed closely by Richard Roberts in 17th place and an excellent 2nd V40 placing in a very competitive category.

3rd Harrier in was Tom Wood, also claiming 2nd in the U23 category.

Russell Owen had a cracking race, coming in 1st V60, and also providing top route finding in the mist (i think alot of non-local runners were thankful for that!). There were many good runs across all age categories, so well done everyone!

The Ladies: Maggie Oliver had a great result coming in 1st V70. There were good result in the V50 category with Sarah Barnwell coming in as 4th V50, Nia Albiston and Megan Hughes placing well in the V40 category, and great placings from Becki Law, Jacki Artist and Lucy O’Donnell in the Open Women category.

The club did excellently in the Team prizes, placing 3rd in both the Mens and the Womens’ Open team prize :-). Da’i iawn pawb!

This race was also Welsh Athletics mountain hill running championship. Ill provide a link to the results when they are published on the Welsh Athletics website but there were some excellent results from the club.

Well done every one! Next race in the British Championships is The Great Lakes on the 15th June.


Ras y Moelwyn

This Saturday is the wonderful (and local) Ras y Moelwyn. Its the 2nd counter in the British Fellrunning Championship AND ALSO (more importantly!?) 2nd counter the Eryri Club (fell) Championships!
Entries are still open on the Fabian4 website and further information in the link below or on WFRA website. Loads of Eryri Harriers have already entered. It would be great to get a HUGE team out to this race!