North Wales XC championships

Categories: Cross Country

Great results at North Wales XC championships

Massive well done to everyone at today’s North Wales XC Championships at the lovely Rhug Farm, Corwen – what a good (but cold!) day! Lots of gold, silver and bronze medals and plenty of team spirit – thanks everyone for a great day and well done!   

Fifteen Eryri Harriers took part in the undulating, scenic, farmland cross-country course complete with a river crossing or two.

Helen’s James Blair was 16th in his race, with a super sprint finish! Six Eryri ladies and 2 Eryri U17s ran in the 5.7km race, with Miranda Grant having a fantastic first race back since injury coming in second overall and gold in the FV35 category. Becki Law was next Eryri home and 3rd in the senior lady category. Helen Blair was next and received a silver medal in the FV50 category, along with Ellie Salisbury who also received a silver medal in the FV55 category, followed by Alison Donelly and Maggie Oliver who received a silver medal in the FV70 category. This fantastic team effort brought home two team gold medals (senior ladies and vets) and a team bronze (‘super’ vets category) – huge well done ladies!!!

The U17s had a great race too, with Eryri newcomer Tom Wood working his way through to a bronze medal, followed by another strong run fromCallum OD! Well done both!

In the men’s race, Russel Bentley (running for Kent AC as per championship rules) was a brilliant 3rd overall, followed by Matthew FortesRussell Owen who gained a silver medal in the V55 category, Emlyn OwenBen Beachell, John Davies (nice one on your first ever cross country!) and Steffan Rhys Evans. You guys did an awesome job and you all contributed towards a team silver medal in the senior men’s category (6 to count). The vets team also gained a bronze medal – well done all, brilliant!

Medals as above when I next see you. Will post link to full results when available.

Many thanks Arwel Lewis who was refereeing the event so that it can happen and Mike Blake for his usual support on the field!

We need as many runners for Shrewsbury XC on Saturday 20th January – free bus going from Parc Menai, Bangor picking up along the North Wales coast. Gazebo and flapjacks will be back. Please come along and support the teams, ALL WELCOME! Let me know if any queries or you would like a space on the bus. Cheers, Becki – bex85@msn.com