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Our next race: 23rd of July 13:00hrs, Dolgellau 5 mile road race (Dol5).

Full details to follow very soon.


Tuesday, Club Runs.

Summer season. Runs from various locations around Meirionnydd. You will need to work with the leaders to follow the guidance to ensure yours and other participants' safety.
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NWRAC road rankings:
The main file for the rankings includes the top 10 performances in age-groups from U/17 to M80 for men and women, for 5 miles, 5km, 10km, 10 miles and half marathon.

Newyddion / News.

Last Updated: 26 June 2022.

June 2022.

24/06/2022 Snowdon Twilight Uphill Race.
Rhodri Owen 48:18 to finish 3rd overall.
David Edwards 01:00:30.
Dafydd Rhys Thomas 01:02:30

18/06/2022 Rhyl Half Marathon.

Siwan Elenid, 2nd F35 in 01:42:52
Nia Evans, 3rd F45 in 01:49:38
Helen Jones finished in 02:04:32

rhyl half 2022

18/06/2022 Salomon Trail Half Marathon Wales, Coed y Brenin.
Nine club runners rann in the Half Marathon at coed y Brenin:
David Edwards 01:45:39
Tomos Roberts 01:46:33
Marisha De La Rouviere 02:04:23
Brian Johnson 02:18:01
Andrea Vaughan 02:19:20
Adam Preston 02:20:36
Elisabeth Ellis 02:22:59
Richard Hankinson 02:26:07
Dylan Evans 02:30:11.

11/06/2022 Dalby’s Inferno, Yorkshire.

A 50km ultra of 10x5km laps, last lap time to count for position. Richard Hankinson finished 78 fith a final lap time of 40:10. Richard said : 'Interesting race format run on a hilly loop in Dalby forest in aid of the local mountain rescue team. Really enjoyable day!'

2022 dalbys inferno richard hankinson

May 2022.

21/5/22 Ras y Gader.
Sixteen Club runners ran Ras y Gader.
Times are for Summit and the finish line.

Gwion Bobo Roberts 01:01:02; 01:40:21.
Ieuan Pugh Jones 01:02:47; 01:50:16
Rhodri Ap Dyfrig 01:07:10; 01:50:53.
Ben Wells 01:08:06; 01:53:47.
Dafydd Thomas 01:12:01; 02:04:40.
Dave Whittey 01:17:54; 02:08:27. 3rd M60.
Richard Flutter 01:16:56; 02:09:22.
Adam Preston 01:22:10; 02:17:57.
Nia Evans 01:21:49; 02:18:27. 3rd F40.
Lissy Ellis 01:22:18; 02:27:48.
Justin Pilkington 01:27:02; 02:28:49.
Laura Edwards 01:30:47; 02:31:12.
Trevor Jones 01:28:49; 02:32:36.
Nicholas Leeming 01:28:22; 02:33:49.
Kevin Evans 01:36:03; 02:39:43.
Helen Jones 01:32:42; 02:42:05.

ras y gader 2022

15/05/2022 Chester Half Marathon
In his first race for Meirionnydd Brian Johnson finished in a time of 01:59:22

2022 brian johnson chester half marathon

14/5/22 Club run to top of Cadair Idris.

cader reccy 2022

14/05/2022 Colchester 10km.
Richard Flutter ran in the Colchester 10km finishing 47th from the 450 runners with a time of 41.47.

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07/05/2022 Jukebox Jive, Leeds.
Richard Hankinson completed 15 laps. Richard said "Something quite different for a change, as many laps of a one mile route on the cycle track at the Brownlee Centre, Leeds. Nice atmosphere."

07/05/2022 Ras Moel Eilio & British Inter-counties Llanberis Ridge.
Both races followed the same course for the majority before the intercounties turned down Bwlch Maesgwm and the open race taking on Moel Cynghorion before rejoining at the finish. Rhodri Owen was representing North Wales in the British Intercounties and had a really strong run coming in 53:52.
Gwion Roberts finished 8th in the Moel Eilio open race in 1:17:46.

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April 2022.

30/04/2022 Steam Bunny Stomp fell race, Pontypool.
Juliet Edwards finished the 6.8 miles in 1:24:38 claiming 1st F60. Juliet said "Steeply undulating with 3 climbs, weather fine."

18/4/22 Boston Marathon, Lincolnshire
Richard Hankinson finished the Marathon in a time of 4:15:05. Richard said "The flattest marathon you could ever do, the biggest hill is a bridge!"

10/04/2022, Ras Llyn Trawsfynydd.
Richard Hankinson finished the 8 mile course around the lake in 1:04:37 finishing 2nd M60.

9/04/2022, Ras y Moelwyn.
Six Meirionnydd runners ran in the race. First home was Gwion Roberts finished in 1:43:07; Rhodri Ap Dyfrig in 1:49:00; Ben Wells in 1:53:35; Ieuan Jones in 1:56:25; Anne Buckingham 1st F40 in 1:56:30 and Richard Hankinson in 2:58:18.

3/4/2022 Sanlam Coast Half Marathon, Prestatyn
Richard Hankinson ran the Half Marthon in a time of 1:40:39 finishing 3rd M60.

March 2022.

27/03/2022 Welshpool 10km.
Four club runners ran in the Welshpool 10k. First home was Richard flutter in a time of 42:58 2nd M50 followed by Siwan Elenid 3rd F35 in 46:36; Debbie cattermole 1st F55 (new club record) in 47:41 and Richard Hankinson in 48:49 3rd M60.

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26/3/22: Ras yr Aran Fell Race.

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Ras yr Aran 2022:

Winter Series Final results 2021/22:

Winter Series Final results 2021/22:

Ras yr Aran course records:

Ras yr Aran only does two types of weather, vile and wonderful. This year’s race was a gorgeous spring day with lambs aplenty. A light easterly wind cooled runners on the top without obstructing progress in either direction. Several runners who have done the race before had the shock for the first time of seeing how far it is from Aran Benllyn to the summit having always been in cloud before.
On such a day it was fitting that Tim Davies (Mercia) 2009 course record of 1:23:26 should fall. Daniel Howarth of Matlock AC was ahead by the first checkpoint and kept a comfortable lead all round to finish in 1:23:03 from Gareth Wyn Hughes (Eryri) 1:26:23 (so also meeting the old record) behind and Gavin Roberts (Calder Valley) 1:27:51.
The first woman howe was Joanne Henderson in 1:49:20. Exactly a minute behind was Sarah Kleeman and Mel Price of Mercia was third in 1:55:14. All three were running in the F40 category, so Sian Williams of Hebog picked up that age/cat prize in 2:05:00. Joel Gomez of Wrexham was M40 winner in 1:35:28. Ifan Oldfield in behind him was 6th overall and the Men <23 winner in 1:37:59. M50 winner was Eryri’s Martin Cliffe in 1:39:41 with teammate Jenny Hemming picking up the F50 in 2:06:53. Russel Owen of Eryri was M60 winner in 1:52:55 and Denbigh’s Menai Baugh was women’s winner in 2:41:19 Dei Jones and Maggie Oliver completed a good trip south for Eryri by picking up the over 70s prizes.

This was the last race in the Meirionnydd Winter Series with victory over the three hills, Rhobell Fawr, Tarrenhendre and yr Aran going to Sion Edwards of Eryri in 3:23:57 from Peter Jones of Oswestry and Darren Hesleton of Bro Dysynni.
Mel Morris (Denbigh) took the female prize in 4:40:21. The winners each received a half side of lamb.

Darren’s son Tom Hesleton (Bro Dysynni) won the Garth Fawr race for juniors in an excellent time of 19:20. two runners retired in the first quarter and one failed to make the cut-off at the first checkpoint.

Thanks to Aberdyfi MSRT marshals helpers landowners and series sponsors Aran Lamb.

    Ras yr Aran - Meirionnydd runners included:
  • Ieuan Pugh Jones, 1:53:55
  • Rhys Davies, 1:54:47
  • Ben Wells 2:00:46
  • Anna Buckingham 2:10:03
  • Nia Evans 2:26:03
  • Glyn Rowlands 2:32:39
  • Aranli Thomas 2:36:45
  • Nick Leeming 2:38:43
  • Helen Jones 2:38:59
    Winter series - Meirionnydd runners completed 21/22 series:
  • Rhys Davies, 3:59:55
  • Nia Evans 5:03:45
  • Glyn Rowlands 5:13:21
  • Aranli Thomas 5:13:41
  • Helen Jones 5:34:48

20/03/2022 Bishop's Castle 10K.
Allanah Fenwick and Mat Fenwick ventured just over the boarder into Shropshire to do the Bishop's Castle 10K. "Tough climb at the start through the town and then a continuous climb for 5k in the heat but lovely views at the top and a fun down hill. Unfortunately Mat went the wrong way at the end and lost a place due to a Marshalling faux pas but still managed 7th overall and 2nd M40 category with a time of 42:34. Allanah managed 5th Lady and 1st F40 in 49:54.

13/03/2022 Milton Keynes half marathon .
Anna buckingham ran in the MK Festival of Running Half Marathon finishing in a time of 1:27:16 claiming 3rd F and 2nd F35.

12/03/2022 Lightwater Valley 10k, North Stainley, Ripon.
Richard Hankinson claimed 2nd M60 in a time of 46:13. This was an undulating route on minor roads run as a fundraiser for the local school and was very enjoyable. Nice downhill finish!

6/03/2022 Ynys Môn Half Marathon & 10k.
In the half marathon which incorporated the North Wales Half Marathon Championship, Tom Roberts finished 2nd 1:12:53 claiming Silver Senior in the North Wales Championship. Tony Hodgson finished 2nd M70 in 1:48:48 and Silver M70 in the North Wales Championship.
In the 10k, Richard Hankinson 46:19 finishing 1st M60 and Aranli Thomas 50:48.

6/03/2022 Trafford 10k.
Two Meirionnydd runners ran in the fast Trafford 10k. The race was won by Kadar Omar from Birchfield Harriers in a time 28:27. First home for Meirionnydd was Rhodri Owen in 56th position in a time of 31:24 followed by Geraint Pugh in 126th in a time of 33:02. Great effort by both our runners.

5/03/2022 Wrexham Cross country & North Wales XC Championship.
At the last race of the cross country season held at Werxham in the Men's Gwion Roberts finished 9th; Richard Hankinson 108 and Trevor Jones 112 three short of a full team of 6). The team finished 7th in Division 1 and as a consequence we have been relegated along with Eryri to Division 2 for next season.
In the Women's race Eleanor Davies was the sole representatiive finishing in 35th place and keeping the team in the game and holding 6th place in Division 2 at the end of the season.

In the North Wales Cross country Championship two runners came away with medals. Gwion Roberts claimed Gold in the Senior category and Eleanor Davies Bronze F40.

February 2022.

26/02/2022 Rhyl 10 mile & North Wales 10 mile championship.
Two ran in the Rhyl 10 mile race incorporating the North Wales 10 mile championship. Both our runners claimed prizes in the North Wales Championship with Siwan Elenid finishing in 1:14:45 to claim Silver F35 and Nia Evans finished in 1:22:56 Silver F45.

26/02/2022 Harwich Parkrun, Essex, 5k
Richard flutter finished 8th 00:19:50 a new club vet 50 plus parkrun record Sunny but chilly along the seafront.

20/02/2022 Ruthin 10k.
Three ran in the Ruthin 10k. First home was Cai Newell Jones in 13th place with a time of 44:16; followed by Richard Hankinson in 26th place with 48:10 claiming 1st M60 and Trevor Francis Jones in 34th place in 50:49.

13/02/2022 Aintree 10k.
In the Aintree 10k, Geraint Pugh finished 3rd in a time of 34.07.

13/02/2022, Nick Beer 10km, Llandudno.
Three ran in the 30th Nick Beer 10k. First home was Richard Flutter in a time of 44:18 followed by Debbie Cattermole 48:12 2nd F55 and Tony Hodgson 2nd M70 in a time of 52:18.

5/2/22: Oswestry Cross Country.
Five runners ran in the senior race in Division 1. Scoring a total of 514 (with penalty for not having a 6th runner) first home in 19th place was Gwion Roberts folowed by C Jones in 80th; Richard Henkinson 98th; Aranli Thomas 100th and Trevor Jones in 105.
Four runners ran in the senior women race coming 28th was Eleanor Davies followed in 44th place by Juliet Edwards; 53rd Nia Evans and 76th Helen wyn Jones.
Frankie Vaughan ran in in the over 65 and finished 12th place.

Scores in the Senior men Division 1:

  1. Shrewsbury AC 321
  2. Buckley 480
  3. Shropshire Shufflers 582
  4. Oswestry 605
  5. West Cheshire AC 789
  6. Meirionnydd RC 952
  7. Denbigh Harriers 962
  8. Eryri Harriers 1860
Scores in Senior Womem Division 2:
  1. Deeside AC 185
  2. Telford AC 371
  3. Tattenhall 396
  4. Colwyn Bay 421
  5. Whitchurch Whippets 513
  6. Meirionnydd 535
  7. GOG Tri Club 541
  8. Deestriders 605
  9. Wrexham AC 737
  10. Maldwyn 749

January 2022.

29/1/22: Ras Tarrenhendre Race.

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Thanks to easing of covid restrictions our initial field restriction of 50 was expanded to 100 with 94 entering and 72 starting the race.The morning was mostly better than forecast but it was windy and heavy rain fell for 45 minutes before the 12 o’clock start and for the first 30 minutes after. This just wetted the surface of anything that had been drying on the course and many Tarren die-hards reported the descent was a slippery as they had ever known. However the sun came out and runners were rewarded with spectacular views as the cloud rolled away before they entered “Mirkwood” and attention had to be concentrated on the feet and which bit of bog it was best to ski down next. The race order was almost sorted by the top of the second stiff climb. Race winner Tom Wood (Eryri Harriers) lead throughout but team mate Tom Haynes was overtaken before the forest top by previous winner Gareth Wyn Hughes. Wood finished in 49:20 smashing the Owen Huw Roberts (Eryri) 2016 junior men’s record by 5:43. Hughes (M40) finished in 50:13 and Haynes 51:38.

Sarah Kleeman (F40) was the first woman and 23rd overall in 1:01:20 with Emily Cowper-Coles (Oswestry Olympians) in second place in 1:02:46 and Jackie Lee (Eryri F40) was next in 1:04:15.

Age category winners were:
Joel Gomez, Wrexham AAC, M40, 53:41
Nicola Richards, Mercia Fell Runners F40 1:09:12
Simon Edwards, Buckley Runners M50 1:01:44
Ruth Metcalfe, Eryri F50 1:15:24
Russel Owen, Eryri M60 1:02:46
Juliet Edwards, Meirionnydd RC F60 1:16:04
John Morris, Buckley Runners M70 1:39:31
Maggie Oliver, Eryri F70 1:47:23

The only other record broken was the F60. Juliet Edwards celebrated another recent big birthday by taking Maggie Oliver’s 2008 record by 48 seconds. She can add this to her 2012 F50 record which still stands.

This race is the second of three in the Meirionnydd Winter Series. 13 men and 9 women are in with a chance of joining the select band who have completed a series. Sion Edwards (Eryri) has a 6 minute lead over team mate Lawrence Ramsay and Jackie Lee almost 9 minutes on Nicola Richards. Neither margin is insuperable over the Ras yr Aran course which provides a much tougher test than today’s race and this year will be a counter in the North Wales Series. Entries via Fabian 4 will open during February.

Gwion was first goat and well under the hour in 12th place overall in 55:34, Rhodri ap Dyfrig M40 was next in and 24th in 1:01:34 and Rhys Davies third and 33rd overall in 1:06:37 just beating by a second Ieuan Pugh-Jones. Well done to Adam Preston, Cai Jones, Aranli Thomas, just ahead of Nia Evans with Glyn Rowlands and Helen Jones following on. Congratulations alike to newcomers and those that should know better!

Meirionnydd runners included:
Gwion Roberts 56:28
Rhodri ap Dyfrig 1:01:34
Rhys Davies 1:06:37
Ieuan Pugh Jones 1:06:38
Adam Preston 1:10:44
Cai Jones 1:11:44
Juliet Edwards 1:16:04
Aranli Thomas 1:20:23
Nia Evans 1:20:46
Glyn Rowlands 1:22:32
Trevor Jones 1:29:51
Helen Jones 1:31:47

Best not to talk about team prizes, Juliet Nia and Helen came second to Eryri Ladies ( but they were behind team “unaffiliated”) and 2 Eryri teams beat the “Team Unaffiliated” (including Jamie) followed by a third Eryri team before Meirionnydd in fourth place!

December 2021.

12th Telford 10k.
Richard Hankinson finished in a time of 47:01.

5th Aberystwyth 10k.
Helen Wyn Jones finished in a time of 54:13.
Tony Hodgson 95th Male. 50.18 2nd M70.

November 2021.

20th Penmanmawr fell race.
Matt Fenwick finished the 10 mile fell race in a time of 1:25:39.

14th Dyfi 8.
Helen Jones finished in 1:17:26 claiming 1st F50.

14th Abergele 5k including North Wales Championship.
Euros Evans finished in 16:52 claiming 2nd U20 and Silver U20 in the North Wales Championship.
Clive Edgington finished in 21:15 claiming Silver M65 in the North Wales Championship.
Jeff Davies finished in 23:30 claiming 2nd M70 and Silver M70 in the North Wales Championship.
Sioned Mair Jones in 27:14 won the 3rd F40 and Silver F40 in the North Wales Championship.

6th Ras Rhobell Fawr.
2021 rhobell fawr start line Saturday saw the return of the Meirionnydd winter series following the pandemic break. 73 showed up to do battle with the hill and the elements. One pandemic change was an alteration to the start to avoid the confines of the usual lane. In view of the forecast heavy rain and 60mph gusts the race was shortened to the top of the final steep climb some 3-400m short of the trig point to provide meagre shelter for the marshals. Joel Gomez (Wrexham AAC) led onto the open fell with Sion Edwards (Eryri Harriers), Ifs Richards (Meirionnydd RC) and Laurence Ramsey (Eryri) in hot pursuit. Gomez lost ground on the fell with Edwards the first to shake the summit marshal’s hand. However local man Richards was ready for the descent, leading by the time they were back to the bwlch stile and was not to be denied on the lower slopes, finishing in 49:39. 28 seconds. Edwards took second and though Gomez was next in he failed a kit check (no map) and 3rd place was awarded to the race record holder Lloyd Taggart (Manx FRC) finishing in 51:36.

Eryri athletes dominated the women’s race. Lizzie Richards established a good pace arriving first at the bwlch, ahead of Elliw Haf and Hayley Evans (u/a) with Jackie Lee in 4th. On the way to the top Haf and Evans gained 4 places each. Richards regained the bwlch with the same lead but Lee showed her experience on the descent to arrive just ahead of Haf with Evans a couple of places behind. Back down the track no-one was catching Richards who finished in 56:25 and 12th place overall with team mates Lee behind in 60:54 and Haf 61:44 with Evans 4th in 63:42.

The Winner was Ifan Richards of Meirionnydd Running club finishing in a time of 49:39.
And the first Woman was Lizzie Richardson from Eryri Harriers in a time of 56:25.

2021 ifan richards rhobell fawr winner
2021 rhobell fawr 1st woman

Junior men’s prize and 7th overall went to Jasper Ray (u/a) in a creditable 55:37. The M40 prize went to Peter Jones (Oswestry Olympians) in 54:30 -6th overall. Peter Agnew (Buckley Runners) was 1st M50 in 60:14, and Russell Owen (Eryri) was M60 winner in 59:25 and 15th overall. Dei Jones (Eryri) claimed the M70 prize, gaining steadily as soon as he hit the fell to finish in 76:40 and 53rd place overall.

Hayley Evans was awarded 1st F40, the F50 prize went to Juliet Edwards (Meirionnydd) finishing in 72:59, Ellie Salisbury (Eryri) took the F60 prize in 76:19 and Maggie Oliver took the F70 prize in 102:42.

To complete a very good day for Eryri they took both men’s and women’s team prizes, from Meirionnydd, Maldwyn Harriers and Bro Dysynni for the men and from Meirionnydd for the women.

Runners were very appreciative of the range of delicious hot soups and cakes and hot drinks available afterwards and much applause greeted the arrival of the marshals out of the rain and the members of South Snowdonia Search and Rescue Team who once again were out there on the hill for us. Overall the race ran like clockwork, and thanks are due to all our club members and friends who contributed to its success.

Local performances
It was wonderful that the host clubs M40 star Ifs Richards won the race overall. The club fielded a very big team with several athletes dipping their toes (and much of the rest of themselves!) into fell running for the first time. Rhys Davies climbed the field steadily to be our second man home under the hour in 15th place overall and 5th M40 being beaten to 4th place by Darren Helston’s (Bro Dysynni) 56:21. At 67:51 club chair Dylan Evans was 5th M50. Anna Buckingham was our first woman home and 6th in the women’s competition in 68:09, Eleanor Davies was 4th F40 in 69:16, Juliet Edwards took probably her last F50 prize, Glyn Rowlands’ 78:10 got him 6th M60 and come-back-kid Tony Hodgson was second man M70 in 79:58 ahead of Senior Goat Pete Nicholls , very much on his home turf, 3rd in 86:00 ahead of Bro Dysynni’s Richard Grifiths who was 67th overall in 98:53.

A message from our Chair Dylan Evans:
M70 "A big thank you to all that made Ras Rhobell Fawr such a success yesterday.
To all the Marshals who gave up their time to stand out in some pretty atrocious weather , to South Snowdonia Search & Rescue Team for putting on safety cover for the runners , to all in the kitchen for the hot soup, tea and cakes. Much needed!
And of course race our race organiser Nich Bradley, for all his hard work in making the day go like clockwork.

Meirionnydd Running Club runners included:

  • Ifan Richards 49:39
  • Rhys Davies 53:31
  • Ben Wells 1:01:12
  • Dylan Evans 1:07:51
  • Anna Buckingham 1:08:09
  • Eleanor Davies 1:09:16
  • Juliet Edwards 1:12:59
  • Lucinda Gibson 1:14:39
  • Aranli Thomas 1:16:33
  • Tom Edwards 1:16:33
  • Allanah Fenwick 1:16:49
  • Nia Evans 1:16:56
  • Glyn Rowlands 1:18:10
  • Laura Edwards 1:18:42
  • Tony Hodgson 1:19:58
  • Arfon Hughes 1:20:44
  • Kevin Evans 1:23:24
  • Helen Jones 1:24:01
  • Richard Hankinson 1:24:08
  • Pete Nicholls 1:26:00
2021 rhys davies rhobell
2021 ben wells rhobell
2021 dylan evans rhobell
2021 anna buckingham rhobell
2021 eleanor davies rhobell
2021 juliet edwards rhobell
2021 aranli tom rhobell
2021 allanah fenwick rhobell
2021 nia evans rhobell
2021 glyn rowlands rhobell
2021 laura edwards rhobell
2021 tony hodgson rhobell
2021 arfon hughes  rhobell
2021 kevin evans rhobell
2021 helen jones rhobell
2021 richard hankinson rhobell
2021 pete nichols rhobell
2021 rhobell summit

October 2021.

31st - Clwydian Hills..
Rhodri ap Dyfrig finished in 24th position with a time of 1:40:45.

2021 george  III first run

23rd - NWXC league race 2, Bangor.
Seven runners ran in the senior race in Division 1. Scoring a total of 89 with 2nd place for Rhodri Owen; 6th Tom Roberts; 15th Ifan Richards; 16th Gwion Roberts; 24th Geraint Pugh; 26th Euros Evans and 133 Richard Hankinson. As a result we have jumped up to Third place in the league. Scores after two races:

  1. Shrewsbury AC 216
  2. Buckley 337
  3. Meirionnydd RC 438
  4. Shropshire Shufflers 472
  5. Oswestry 573
  6. West Cheshire AC 578
  7. Denbigh Harriers 621
  8. Eryri Harriers 1253

In the Senior Women race Anna Buckingham finished in 11th place followed by 63rd Nia Evans; Helen Wyn Jones 85th. was our only runner and finished in 35th position. Score needs checking because they havent included anna's score.

17th - Flintshire 10k, Mold inc North Wales championship race.
Four Meirionnydd Runners ran in the Flintshire 10k. First home to win the race was Rhodri Owen in 33:02 also claiming gold in the 10k North Wales Championship (NWC). He was followed home by Geraint Pugh in 36:19 claiming Senior Bronze in NWC; Richard Hankinson in 47:39 M60 Silver in Nwc and Nich Bradley 50:11 M65 Bronze in NWC.

10th - Kilham multi terrain 10k.
Richard Hankinson ranin the KIlham Muilti terrain 10k finishing 2nd M60 in 49:07.
Richard said: "Kilham multi terrain 10k also not far from the town, run on a mix of small roads, hills, farm tracks and paths including the “tunnel” that was the subject of some of David Hockney’s paintings. Happy with 49:07 38/203 and 2nd in my age category for this one but gutted (yes really) not to get the bag of potatoes for 1st. Everything was made ok on the way back though - we were following a tractor towing a trailer full of them and just as we were about to turn off one fell off the trailer. So i got my prize anyway."

3rd - Chester Marathon.
Tom Roberts ran the Chester Marathon finishing 3rd in 2:33:45.
Tom said: "15weeks ago my running mojo was well and truly gone, 16months of no racing and some weeks barely running. I needed a target to get me out of the rut so decided to give Chester Marathon a go. Few weeks of base training then a 10 week block. To start off with there was no set target just to see how things went. But I’m usually good at getting my fitness back and I believed I was in sub 2:30:00 shape by race day. It was going great up to mile 22 on schedule to run the plan A target, but then some cramp started kicking in and it was a slog to the finish line in a time of 2:33:45 3rd place. Not at all disappointed with the run or time, marathon racing takes a long time to get that perfect run and I can’t wait for the next one. London 2022."

2nd - Abersoch 10k.
Three ran in the Abersoch 10k. First home was Richard Hankinson 2nd M60 in 50:12 followed by Nia Evans in 53:17 and Helen Wyn Jones in 55:35.

2nd - NWXC league race 1, Wrecsam.
We had 5 runners running n the senior race in Division 1. Scoring a total of 349 with 3rd place for Rhodri Owen; 15 Ifan Richards; 24 Geraint Pugh; 26 Euros Evans and 139 Kyle Watts and a penalty of 142 for not having a 6th runner giving the club 6th place in Division after 1 race. This is only 10 points between us and Denbigh in the second relegation spot.

  1. Shrewsbury AC 106
  2. Buckley 212
  3. Shropshire Shufflers 242
  4. Oswestry 280
  5. West Cheshire AC 312
  6. Meirionnydd RC 349
  7. Denbigh Harriers 359
  8. Eryri Harriers 762

In the Senior Women race Juliet Edwards was our only runner and finished in 35th position.

In the M65 race Frankie Vaughan finished in 6th place.

September 2021.

26th - Farndon 10K.
Gwion Roberts ran in the Farndon 10k he finished 10th in a time of 34:38.

19th - Caernarfon Half Marathon.
Rhodri Owen Won the race in a time of 1:14:23.

12th - Snowdonia Epic Trai 10k, Betws y Coed.
Aranli Thomas competed in the First Tough Runners UK held Snowdonia Epic Trail 10k and finished in a time of 1.00.33.

8th - Ruthin 5k
Three Meirionnydd runners ran the race. First home was Gwion Roberts claiming 3rd in 16:35. He was followed home by Aranli Thomas 26th in 23.22 and Gerald Cooper 40th in 28.22 .

4th - Trail 10k.
First home was Rhodri Owen claiming 2nd Male Overall in a time of 38:17; he was followed by Ifan Richards 1st M40 in 41:36; Euros Evans 43:37; Rhodri Ap Dyfrig 3rd M40 44:42; Anna Buckingham 2nd Female Overall 49:33; Richard Hankinson 3rd M60 55:31; Nia Evans 1:02:06; Helen Jones 1:04:34; Margaret Roberts 1:08:07; Kyle Watts 1:13:45 and Nia Wyn Evans 1:20:07.

4th - Village Bakery Wrexham Half Marathon.
Gwion and Tom Roberts ran in the Half marathon. Tom finished in 20th place in a time of 01:12:26 claiming GOLD in SM North Wales Championship. And Gwion was close behind in 45th place with a time of 01:16:50 to claim the BRONZE.

August 2021.
27th - Mid Cheshire 5k
Two Meirionnydd runners were in action at this fast 5k, a favourite for PB chasers across the North West and in 2017 and again in 2018 hosted the England Athletics 5k championships. The current course records are 13.45 and 15.38. Tom Roberts finished in 42nd place with a time of 15:20 and Rhodri Owen in 15:31

22nd - Birchwood 10k.
Gwion and Tom Roberts ran the Birchwood 10k. Tom was 2nd in 33:48 and Gwion came in 3rd in 35:37.

8th - Preseli Beast Bach, 11 miles.
Rhodri ap Dyfrig finished 5th in a time of 01:30:43. Rhodri said "It was not a mass start race, but a timed race with everyone starting within a half hour slot. It was my first time on the course, which was challenging, a proper steep climb and suitably rapid steep descent from Foel Cwmcerwyn".

1st - 2021 Fairy Freckled Cow Trail Race, Alwen Reservoir.
Tom Roberts Won the race and claimed the GOLD medal in the North Wales Trail Championship.

July 2021
25th - Helena Tipping 10k Wrexham.
Richard Hankinson raced guiding his blind friend Louise. She finished in 56:34, which was close to her pb.

24th - Arenig Fawr Fell race.
Four club runners ran the race, First home of the four was Rhodri ap Dyfrig in 1:54:54, followed by Rhys Davies 2:08:01; Dylan Evans 2:19:21; Adam Preston 2:19:23.

18th - Chester Aldi 10k.
Aranli Thomas ran the race finishing in 54.27.

18th - Nick Beer 10K Llandudno.
Four Meirionnydd runners ran the 10k with the first home Tom Roberts in 35:51 followed by Gwion Roberts 36:45; Geraint Pugh 38:51 and Gerald Cooper 1:00:39.

17th - Welsh 1000.
At the 50th running of the Welsh 1000s Ben Wells took part in the Long Fell Race. Ben reached Ogwen in 02:47 and at 04:47 was at Pen y Pass and finished in 06:25:34.

10th - Piece of Cake half-marathon.
Olly Downing ran the race in 2:36:39.

June 2021
5th - Dyfi ultra 50 miles.
Richard Hankinson completed the race in 17 and a half hours.

27 April re-start Tuesday Night runs.
Lockdown rule relaxed and the Club's first Tuesday night run of 2021 was George III.

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January 2021 Tarren Hendre.
Due to the ongoing Pandemic and Covid 19 Restrictions the Tarren Hendre race has been cancelled.

11/11/20 Club runs.
Club Runs re-start under Welsh Government and Welsh Athletics Covid Guidance.

Nov20 Rhobell Fawr.
Due to the ongoing Pandemic and Covid 19 Restrictions this year's Rhobell Fawr race has been cancelled.

27/10/20 Virtual 5K North Wales Championship.
Congratulations to Jeff Davies on winning Gold in the M70 category with a time of 23:49 in the North Wales Virtual 5k Championship.

21/10/20 Covid Restrictions.
Due to the Welsh Government's decision to place Wales in a Covid-19 'Fire Break Lockdown' from 6pm on Friday the 24th of October until 6pm on Monday the 9th of November there will be no Tuesday night runs until we are informed that we can start again. Please check back here for updates. Keep safe.

15/9/20 Tuesday Night club run.

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1/9/20 Tuesday Night club run.

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29-30/8/20, Spillane & Co. Wealth Management North Wales Virtual 5 Miles Championships
Unfortunately due to the present uncertainty around the Covid 19 Pandemic restrictions Abergele Harriers recently took the decision to cancel the Abergele 5's that were due to the place on Sunday 8th November. These races should have included the 2020 North Wales 5 mile road racing championships.
After discussion with the North Wales Regional Athletics Council and with the agreement of Welsh Athletics, Abergele Harriers have been authorised to hold Virtual North Wales 5 mile Championships with the usual 1st, 2nd and 3rd medals overall, and in all recognised age categories.
Congratulation to three club runners each winning Gold in the North Wales 5 miles Championship:
Nich Bradley Gold M65 in 38:41.
Jeff Davies Gold M70 in 39:35.
Sheila Symonds Gold F75 in 1:24:37.

27/8/20 Club runs.
Club Runs starting again under Welsh Government and Welsh Athletics Covid Guidance.

16/3/2020 Covid restrictions.
Due to the advice from the Government today we as a Committee feel that unfortunately we will have to cancel the Tuesday night Club runs until further notice

14/3/2020 Ras yr Aran, inc British Fell running Championship.

Grand day out photography:

Sport pictures Wales:

Ras Yr Aran Winter Fell Race, Age group course records,:
(Established 2004 – new course 2005)

A difficult couple of days of viral uncertainty preceded this years Ras yr Aran, the first leg of the UKA Mountain and Fell Running Championship. We decided to follow government guidance and continue but wondered how many might chose not to attend. The weather dawned in gloomy harmony but lightened as the wind freshened. Nonetheless runners and marshals were condemned to poor visibility, driving rain and 40+ mph winds. It was very wet underfoot.

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312 brave types started the full 10m 3000ft course and very rapid time was made to the first checkpoint; Rob Samuel (Eryri H) lead a pack of 12 runners through in <26 minutes - Ross Gollan (Shettleston H) second, Finlay Wild (Lochaber AC) in the middle, and Eoin Lennon (Carnethy HRC) a leisurely 16th. M40 Simon Bailey (Mercia) was fastest on the second half of the climb topping out in 52:04 4th behind Gollan (51:31) with Lennon getting into gear arriving in 6th place 5 seconds behind Wild. A surefooted descent saw Wild quickest by 1:19 back to Moel Ffenigl giving him a 27 second lead over Gollan and they finished Wild 1:25:22, Gollan 1:26:16 and Lennon 1:26:43

Despite the conditions Tom Wood (Eryri) took Karl Steinegger’s 2009 MU23 record in 1:32:07 and Bailey captured Richard Robert’s M40 record finishing 10th overall in 1:30:12.

Keswick AC’s Hannah Horsburgh led the women race throughout, reaching the top in 58:07 practically a minute ahead of V40 Victoria Wilkinson (Bingly H) and team mate Nichola Jackson also under the hour, and this was the finish order with Horsburgh having a 3:28 lead over Wilkinson who was 26 seconds clear of Jackson.

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Horsburgh took Kate Bailey’s 2009 open course record by 5 minutes with a finish of 1:36:01. Wilkinson took the F40 record from Melanie Price (Mercia 2015) by 8 minutes in 1:39:29. Only just behind Jackson was Hannah Russel (Helm Hill) who smashed the FU23 record (Lois Lee -St Davids) by 30 minutes finishing in 1:41:44.

309 runners completed. 3 DNF with 135 DNS.

As well as the Champs this is the third and final of the Meirionnydd Winter Series of races which was won by Richard Roberts (Eryri) in a total time of 3:26:39 and Alice Forster (Black Comb) in 4:02:10. The junior race winner was Oliver Bailey (Mercia), in 19:19. One to watch!

Winter series:

Winter Series:

    Meirionnydd Runners participating:
  • Gwion Roberts 2:01:30
  • Rhys Davies 2:05:47
  • Ben Wells 2:09:15
  • Adam Preston 2:13:51
  • Dylan Evans 2:17:16
  • Greg Wasinski 2:26:17
  • Juliet Edwards 2:27:35
  • Glyn Rowlands 2:37:02
  • Peter Nicholls 3:09:07
  • Neil Grant 3:10:52
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10/3/2020 The Freedom 20 miles.
In the all-time NWRAC rankings for the distance, Meirionnydd's Marisha De la Rouviere enters the women's lists at 7th with 2:24:02. Francois de La Rouviere finished in 3:02:23.

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7/3/2020 Nick Beer 10k
A changed course due to a landslide on the orme but was no easier due to the windy conditions. Gwion Roberts finished 7th in 36:12 and Steffan Owen 117th in 47:23.

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7/3/2020 UK Inter Counties Cross Country Champs’ at Loughborough-
Euros Evans (centre) was selected to represent North Wales in the U20’s category at the UK Inter Counties Cross Country Champs’ at Loughborough.

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1/3/2020 Chester 10km
Two Meirionnydd runners ran in the Chester 10k first home was Richard Hankinson in 43.59 followed by Peter Barnes in 1:01:52

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29/2/2020 Anglesey half marathon & 10k
Good day for the three goats at the Anglesey half marathon and 10k today.
In the 10k Gwion Roberts finished 3rd overall in 36:51 and Richard Hankinson 36th overall and 2nd M55 in 45:23.

In the half marathon Krystyna Tony Somkowicz Hodgson (Tony) was 390th overall and 1st M70 in 2:02:05 on a tougher route than normal due to the weather and fallen tree's!

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23/2/2020 Seville Marathon
Marisha De la Rouviere ran in the Seville Marathon. Marisha said "What happens when a mountain Goat takes on the flattest Gold Label marathon in Europe?. Pure magic! maratonsevilla was everything I dreamed it would be. Average HR 156. Aerobic marathon PB by a whole 5 mins and that at the end of a 100km week. Thanks so much to the amazing group of guys with whom I ran in an Ineos sub 2 type huddle for most of the way. I don't know who you are, but running with you was an honor. I loved every second of that.
Marisha De la Rouviere real time 3:08:08 official time 3:08:32. (not sure which to take)

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22/2/2020 Rhyl 10 mile & North Wales champs.
Euros Evans ran in the Rhyl 10 Miles Meirionnydd 1st U20M in 62.06 and claiming Gold U20M in the North Wales 10 mile Championship

15/2/2020 Conwy Fell Race.
Jimmy Carter ran in the Conwy Mountain fell race finishing in 53:40.

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1/2/2020 Oswestry North Wales Cross Country League.
At the final race of the season eight Meirionnydd runners represented the men at Oswestry. First home was Jamie Evans in 11th place followed by Gwion Roberts 25th; Jimmy Carter 65; Jeremy Randell 70; Dylan Evans 106; Andrew Ellis 114; Justin Pilkington 135; Richard Hankinson 137. Meirionnydd finished in 5th place in Division one and avoided relegation to Div 2.

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25/1/2020 Club Dinner & Prize evening.
The annual Dinner was held at the Ship Hotel in Dolgellau and following the meal the Prizes for the 2019 year were awarded to:

25/1/20 Tarren hendre.

The second of this year’s Winter Series races took place on Tarrenhendre last Saturday. The weather was better than expected with no wind in the valley and the clouds waited for the start before enveloping the hill. No rain for a week meant good conditions underfoot. 17 Goats were in the line up of 83 starters which included a strong Eryri contingent and runners from as far afield as the Isle of Man, Derbyshire and Solihull. We reduced marshal points by 4, replacing them with signs - only to have the last sign changed round by some idiot before the race start, this lost some runners some time and places.

Tristan managed 3rd place behind Chris McLean of Cerist Tri, both beaten by an on form Gareth Wyn Hughes who finished in 10:50. Tristan was 18 seconds ahead of Eryri’s Richard Roberts who is now just over a minute ahead as they go to the Aran and Tris’ attempt to be the first runner to win the series 3 years running (no pressure!).
after two races, just Aran to go.

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Gwion was the second club runner home beating the hour at his first attempt at the race and finishing in 9th place. Jimmy was in 17th, just behind Bro Dysynni’s Darren Helston in their M40s battle, and Jeremy Randell just managed to hold off new Goat Rhys Davies in the M50s 1:05:31 and 45 respectively. Ben was a couple of places behind them minute ahead of Dylan and 6 places ahead of Adam - out training for his London marathon.

First MRC woman was new Goat Eleanor Davies 3rd F40 and 40th overall. Evergreen Juliet took the F50 prize in 1:16:57 with Glyn a couple of minutes behind her. Also training for London and reviving his racing career in style was Old Goat Tony Hodgson who knocked 3.5 minutes of Phil Jones’ (Prestayn) M70 record which has stood for 7 years. Nia Penrhiw in her fell debut easily beat the 90 minutes some way ahead of Pete and Neil who finished in 69th and 70th a few places ahead of Helen and Sandra, both doing the race for the first time.too.

Kevin sacrificed his run to play sweeper bringing up the rear...oops Kevin you’ve missed a couple of bits! After last years spectacular departure from the race route on the bwlch which ended in Machynlleth station this year’s attempt at navigational excellence, this time by Goats Steffan and Francois was more mild. Pete reported that after arriving together at the top Steffan shot off downhill following the fast disappearing blue of Francois. Unfortunately it was also Francois first time on the hill and together they managed quite a few Kms Pennal-ward before Francois tells me he noticed how far he had deviated from the route on his GPS watch. Wisely they retraced their steps together and rang Tom to get a message to Race control that they were still on the go. Time having moved on considerably by the time they got to checkpoint 3 they were recorded as DNF and offered a lift down! Goats should note that use of GPS for navigation in the race would result in disqualification, but is perfectly acceptable to get you home once you have abandoned hope!

The first woman, in 11th place overall was Sophie Horrocks (Rossendale Harriers) in 59:46; Alice Forster (Black Combe Runners) was hot on her heels in 59:50 with Eryri Harrier’s Miranda Grant ensuring all three women beat the hour (59:58).

Rhys Jones also got under the hour (59:48) to take the Junior Men’s prize. Mathew Fortes of Eryri was 4th overall and first M40 (54:21), with Michael Reynolds of Mercia taking M50 in 1:03:54 and Stephen Jones (Eryri) was first M60 in 1:03:04.

Sarah Ridgeway was first F40 in 1:04:3 and Maggie Oliver (Eryri) F70 in 1:45:04. A strong Eryri presence took both team prizes, from MRC.

Catering by Goats do Soup & Cakes was as usual much appreciated, many thanks to Sarah and her kitchen team (and Gareth for peeling everything). Course marking and marshalling were again superb with HQ always knowing the whereabouts -approximately- of all runners. Registration and timekeeping again achieved a flawless performance. A huge thanks to all, and not forgetting Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team for being there and NRW for letting us play in their woods ( and tidying them up specially for us! Finally thanks to the WFRA for the loan of the radios -oh and lets not forget Billy-no-mates Arfon, our sainted Chairman who again spent the whole race on a completely different mountain, coordinating the whole show over the radio relay! Seriously again great team effort a flawless event.

25/1/20 Buff Winter trail Half marathon.

  • Euros Evans 3rd place 1:23:43.
  • Jeremy Randell 1:50:55.
  • Dylan Evans 2:01:11.
  • Justin Pilkington 2:14:09.
  • Steffan Owen 2:19:05.
  • Nia Evans 2:22:01.
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18/1/20 Twin Piers 10k & NW 10k Champs.
Three Meirionnydd runners ran nin the Colwyn Bay Twin Piers 10k first home in 4th place was Tom roberts in 33:09 claimingNW Champs 2nd Overall Silver overall. He was followed by Richard Hankinson in 43:25 and Nich Bradely in 48:34 claiming NW Champs M65 2nd Silver.

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11/1/20 Cross country Shrewsbury.

  • 15 Jamie Evans
  • 28 Euros Evans
  • 39 Gwion Roberts
  • 67 Jimmy Carter
  • 140 Richard Hankinson
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8/12/19 Aberystwyth 10km.

  • Gwion Roberts 35:33
  • Euros Evans 3rd MU20 36:32
  • Jimmy Carter 40:08
  • Richard Hankinson 44:21
  • Sarah Harris 50:23
  • Peter Nicholls 1st M65 51:43
  • Nia Evans 53:30
  • Gerald Cooper 54:31
  • Sioned Mair Jones 55:39
  • Helen Jones 59:30
  • Kevin Evans 01:05:13

1/12/19 Valencia marathon.
Marisha De la Rouviere ran a New club record in 3.13.39.

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