Rob's Hat Trick

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Eryri’s Rob Samuel made it a hat-trick of wins in the Snowdonia Marathon on Sunday 26th October surprising himself considering he could not even run a few weeks ago after injuring his hamstring running for GB in the World Mountain Running Champs last month, Rob ran a very conservative race early on before overtaking early race leader Gwyn Owen to win in a time of 2:43:50 with Rob Bridges (Manchester TC) 2nd in 2:46:06 and 3rd and making it a hat-trick of Rob’s! Rob Atkin (Bridgend AC) 2:47:44. The wheels came off for Gwyn at the 22mile mark and he did well to finish 5th in 2:50:17. Next in for Eryri was 12th (3rd MV45) John Parkinson in 2:54:15 followed by 19th John Rowley 2:57:15 with Martin Cliffe also making the top 50 in 36th place. 3:08:05.

The 1st female finisher in a very close finish was Bangor Universities Sarah Caskey in a time of 3:12:07 ahead of the fast finishing Melanie Staley (Cambridge & Coleridge) 3:12:18 with Eryri’s Andrea Rowlands coming through to finish 3rd (1st FV/35) in a time of 3:15:44.

In all there were 35 Eryri Harriers amongst the 1554 finishers in the following order:

66th (1st MV/55) Arwel Lewis 3:15:03. 77th. 3:17:04. 84th Dewi Owen 3:18:45. 99th Huw Owen. 3:21:38. 163rd Mick Belshaw. 3:30:07. 169th Iwan Edgar. 3:31:21. 215th Gary Porter-Jones. 3:36:53. 372nd Kate Worthington 3:41:12. 274th Phil Targett. 3:41:16. 288th Emlyn Roberts. 3:41:46. 321st Llion Iwan. 3:44:29. 323rd Gwion Williams. 3:3:44:46. 344th Dilwyn Rowlands. 3:46:35. 363rd Ali Chant. 3:47:50. 377th Brian Wills. 3:48:47. 552nd Tim Watson. 4:00:10.616th Jo Moore. 4:04:30. 837th Eurwyn Edwards. 4:21:05. 840th Tina McDonnell. 4:21:09. 922nd Michelle Fildes 4:26:30. 1005th Rob Barber. 4:33:04. 1053rd Sioned Rowlands. 4:37:11. 1098th David Buse. 4:41:50. 1113th Geraint Jones. 4:43:25. 1117th Alex Fletcher. 4:44:08. 1216th Jodie Brooks. 4:51:52. 1218th Alwyn Williams. 4:53:31. 1230th Rod Rogers. 4:54:53. 1429th Iorwerth Roberts who deserves a special mention having completed all 31 Snowdonia Marathons! 5:20:21 & 1539th Peter Lewis. 6:11:47.

The event also incorporated the North Wales & Welsh Masters Marathon Championships with Welsh Masters Gold Medals for John Parkinson MV/40. Arwel Lewis MV/55 & Andrea Rowlands FV/35.  (See below)

A very good day all round for Eryri with Rob the star performer yet again in the well organised, scenic event recently voted one of the best Marathons in the UK.



Welsh masters marathon champs results 2013

NWales marathonchamps results 2013

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