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/
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!