Fantastic team and individual results at Llandudno XC on Saturday – a brilliant turn-out with Eryri working hard and moving up the standings!
Second race of the day but ‘men first’ this time to celebrate such a great turn-out. It was great to see Gwyn Owen (1st MV40 and 10th overall) and Paul Watham (19th) making a storming debut for this year’s cross country season. Matt Fortes (22nd) followed closely continuing his great season so far and, in his first cross country ever, Paul Jones (27th) also had a fantastic run. Rory O’Donnell, who just made the start line had a strong run and was in next (36th), followed by Russel Owen (1st MV55 and 42nd). Good packing by Arwel Lewis, Gary Porter-Jones (64th and 68th), then James McQueen (78th), Dils Rowlands (lucky number 100th!) and SPJ (107th, recovering from injury). Steffan Evans had a great sprint finish with a few from GOG triathlon, coming in 118th and great to see Maldwyn Evans (124th) and Eurwyn Edwards (133rd) completing the brilliant team effort from the Eryri Men – well done all – both teams were second on the day with the male masters team moving up to 6th overall and the senior men’s team have now moved up to 3rd overall!
In the first race of the day, our Eryri ladies were also fantastic. Andrea Rowlands set a brilliant pace coming in a very strong 3rd and closely followed by the ever-improving Annabelle McQueen in 5th – fantastic running ladies! A strong run from Tammy Lewis-Jones (17th and 1st WV45), followed by Becki Law, Megan Hughes and Lou Emery-Jones (23rd, 24th and 31st). Unfortunately Helen Blair had to pull out with a pulled calf muscle but would have been ‘in the running’ here too. Ellie Salisbury was next in 53rd, then Jenny Williamson (67th), Alex Fletcher (86th), Becca Roberts (93rd) and Maggie Oliver (94th). Brilliant teamwork – both of our women’s teams are now in 1st place overall!
BIG MENTION to our two amazing male vet 70’s – Don Williams and Alwyn Oliver – coming in 70th and 90th in the same race and a 3rd and 5th in their category!
A second BIG MENTION to the great supporters/helpers we had too – Sioned Rowlands, Stu Mcdonald, Neale Lewis-Jones, Craig Jones, Iorwerth Roberts, Judith Leslie and Becca’s Mum and Dad (Sue and Eric) – thanks and sorry if I missed anyone!
Full results available here: http://www.northwalesxc.com/seniorsresults.htm
Looking forward to the next one at Treborth Playing fields, Bangor on 26th November – Eryri are hosting so watch this space for reminders about CAKES, CAKES, CAKES – we need to go for it this year! And also, if you can help marshall or mark the course before the event, please let me know 🙂 Cheers, Becki