Ras y Gader, Dolgellau
A bumper 182 runners competed in the classic Ras y Gader scaling the heights of Dolgellau’s mighty peak Cadair Idris. It was an incredibly popular win by local Brithdir man – Ifs Richards taking the win in 1.31.02. Ifs managed to overtake Eryri’s Martin Cliffe in the final stages – this after leading Martin by 5 minutes at the summit. Martin finished 12 seconds behind Ifs to still take a successful 2nd position and 1st vet 40 on the day. Chris Near and Dylan Jones were the next Eryri finishers in 7th and 9th – 3rd and 4th vet 40’s. Adrian Williams continued his comeback from injury, running well to finish in 21st in 1.43, seconds ahead of 3rd lady and first Eryri lady on the day Jackie Lee who finished in 1.44.03. There was another cracking run from Martin Cliffe’s partner – Jo Moore, finishing 1st lady vet 40 in 91st in 2.03.
British Inter-Regions Fell Running Championships, Settle Hills, Yorkshire
It was a successful trip up to Settle for the running of the British Inter Region fell running championships on Sunday for North Wales and Eryri. In the 7 mile race, won by Ethiopian Wegen Tafese, the North Wales team won the silver medal, finishing a mere point behind hosts and regular winners Yorkshire. The North Wales team were led home by 3 time Wyddfa race winner – Tim Davies who finished in 5th in 48.59. Eryri’s Math and Rich Roberts soon followed in 10th and 11th place – a slight 5 seconds separating the pair who raced each other along the whole route, whilst new Eryri club mate Nathan Jones finished in 45th in 54.35 with Minffordd’s Glyn Griffin – running his debut for North Wales finishing just behind Nathan in 55 minutes.
In the juniors there was success for Bronwen Jenkinson, Bronwen ran superbly to take bronze in the girls under 16’s while Mabon Llyr finished a respectable 12th in the boys under 18’s.
Other Eryri finishers on the day included Leeds based Fred Maier finishing in 63rd with Arwel Lewis next in 75th and 3rd vet 50 and Paul Jenks in 80th.