Llandudno XC Report

Categories: Cross Country

Llandudno cross country – great turn out in storm conditions

Well done everyone on what sounded like a pretty epic cross country last weekend in Llandudno. Massive well done to all and thanks to Stuart McDonald and Mike Blake (and anyone else who was there!) for the support on the field too. And what a great turnout considering the weather!

The junior races in the morning saw Eryri’s James Blair coming a fantastic 20th in his U11 boys race and Efa and Mabli Baines coming 10th and 11th in the U13Girls race – da iawn guys, brilliant efforts all round – hope you enjoyed it.

Rob Samuel, in his debut in the league this year raced well through the mud to win the overall – fantastic run and well done! Russell Owen also braved the storm and had a great run coming in 35th overall and 2nd V55. Paul Jones, Stephen Jones (1st V60 – well done SPJ!), Ben Beachell and Gary Porter-Jones, followed by Barry Davies and Harri Roberts also ploughed round the course, brilliant effort everyone. In the men’s teams, we have now moved up to 5th place overall for the seniors, and 4th place in the masters – brilliant.

A fantastic run from the everstrong Don Williams meant he came second overall in the O70 category too – it is definitely worth mentioning that there were ELEVEN OVER 70’s running around in Storm Brian last Saturday and two of them were OVER 80 – hands up who wants to be like them when you are older!

Huge well done to the ladies too – Andrea Rowlands had a brilliant run, coming in 3rd overall, followed by the Eryri stalwart ladies Megan Hughes, Helen Blair, Annie Williams, Ellie Salisbury, Alison Donnelly and Maggie Oliver all braving the elements and enjoying the fun! In the ladies teams we are now in 3rd for the seniors and 2nd in the masters. Well done everyone!

Next fixture is on Saturday 25th November in Bangor, more details to follow but dust off your baking trays and start thinking about cake baking! We need LOTS! And we need helpers/marshalls and runners too – let me know if you can help.