6 Miles with 1900’Ascent. Race Grade: AM & LK/PM/NS
The first race in the Meirionnydd - Winter Race Series.
The lower reaches of the race are run on a mixture of well marked tracks and footpaths, but the open fells above are unmarked. The high mountain terrain can be featureless and is susceptible to varied and often adverse weather conditions. Navigational skills may be necessary.
Minimum age 16 years.
Entry limit 250.
All competitors must carry wind/waterproof full body cover, map, compass and whistle.
Sorry, no Dogs.
Start 12.00. Registration in village hall, Llanfachreth, Nr Dolgellau (SH 756225)
14/10/18 Farndon 10k
Meirionnydd won first team. Tom Roberts 3rd 33:26, Alun Williams 5th 33:50 and Gwion Bobo Roberts 7th 35:23.
14/10/18 Breidden hills fell race
In the last race of the WFRA Wales Championship Jeremy Randell finished in 1:10:27 claiming 2nd M55 in the race. Jeremy has already won 2nd place in this years WFRA North Wales Championship.
13/10/18 Petzel night race
Imagine a runnable 3-4km route, not too technical, with enough elevation to sort out the runners. Imagine a race that starts in the dusk of an Autumn Saturday evening, and ends in full darkness. Imagine an event with a real party atmosphere, with a DJ, bar, hot food and a race arena lit up with flood lights.
The race will be determined by those runners who complete the most number of laps in 3 hours.
Team race: Looking good in blue Team comprising of Justin Pilkington, Shane Jones and Karl Cooper completed 10 Laps in 3:08:13.
7/10/18 Brown clee burn.
The Brown Clee Burn is a tough multi terrain run of approximately 11k (well, actually 11k and 60 metres) with something for everyone – steep technical climbs, long descents, amazing views and plenty of bonhomie! Meirionnydd’s sole runner was Olly Downing who finished in 1:07:34.
7/10/18 Kielder Marathon.
Very interesting run last Sunday at the Kielder Marathon. Lovely trails round the reservoir and I really enjoyed it. Not quite sure what to take from the run though - had a good start then slowed down (a lot) after half way and somehow found a massive burst of speed at the end. 4hrs 52.44 doesn't really explain or make sense of it. The only conclusion I can come to is that even when it feels like there's nothing left, the body has reserves that can be tapped into if you really want them.
7/10/18 Cardiff half marathon.
Six Meirionnydd runners were in action at the Cardiff Half Marathon. Jack Rayner Unaffiliated won the race in 1:01:01 and the first woman was Juliet Chekwel in 1:09:45. Meirionnydd’s first runner in was Dylan Evans in 1:35:30 followed by Ben Wells 1:40:41; Naomi Parry 1:51:51; Jude Evans 2:10:25; Helen Jones 2:20:52 and Sheila Symonds 3:51:24.
7/10/18 Chester Marathon.
Peter Barnes finished the Chester Marathon in 4:42:00.
6/10/18 Baschurch North Wales Cross Country League.
Excellent turn out in the first of this years Cross country races with over 180 runners starting . The first race started with the women and junior runners.
In the U17 Euros Evans 9th
In the women race Meirionnydd finished 11th but there is a cluster of clubs very close on points which will lead to an interesting match at the next fixture in Colwyn bay in two weeks time.
Men team finished 2nd in division 1 with Buckley snapping at our heels just three points behind.
30/9/18 Groovy Kinder Love.
Jeremy said This is a new 16 mile race by Hayfield fell runners with quite a few hills (over 4900 ft of climbing) over rough terrain which made it quite tough going at times. I ran around with a friend from work and it turned out to be quite a pleasant day out! I reckon I might just race this one next year.
Race was won by Jack Wood from Ilkely in 2:22:24. Jeremy finished in 3:48:29.
30/9/18 Powis Arms Bury Ditches Hill Race.
Race winner was Jack Agnew, Mercia Fell runners in a time of 37.16. Sole Meirionnydd runner was Josh Jones who finished in a time of 47:01.
The Trailffest half marathon is one of the most scenic you could hope to run,with dramatic changes of scenery and terrain all the way to the finish line. With the start 710 feet up in the Moelwynion mountain range in the Snowdonia National Park and the finish down at sea level it may sound easy - but don't be fooled,there are some very steep and challenging climbs along the way. Your adventure starts in the rugged slate town Blaenau Ffestiniog and finishes in the pretty harbour town of Porthmadog. The route takes you past the industrial slate quarries then down through the beautiful vale of Ffestiniog.You will pass through open countryside into the wooded lower slopes then on into the forestry plantations. After a short ( and by then welcome ) section on a small tarmac road you end your race along the Cob embankment with stunning views of the mountain range you have just come from on your right and the sea on your left.
This year’s winner of Trailffest was Meirionnydd’s Alun Williams who won in a time of 1:22:25 following Alun home for Meirionnydd was Dylan Evans who finished in 1:47:44.
22/9/18 Elidir Fawr.
Two Meirionnydd runners ran in the Elidir Fawr fell race. First home was Josh Jones 1:21:28 and following was Nia Davies in 2:00:00.
Jos said First race in my big comeback today at the Elidir Fawr fell race. Not got the climbing legs yet but that will come. Joining me today was Nia. I think she enjoyed it. I also missed a style towards the end and ended up having an argument with some barbed wire.
22/9/18 Chaparral Abersoch Half Marathon.
Pete Barnes completed the Abersoch Triple crown by completing the Chaparral Abersoch half marathon in 1:58:38. By combining his time from the previous 10k, Sprint Swim and T1 and the half marathon he finished the triple in 3:28:25.
22/9/18 North Wales Junior Mountain Running Championships 2018.
After the week of high winds and rain, it was an overcast but fine day for the 12th NWJMRC on the Great Orme, Llandudno. 70 children took part in the event, with 6 races covering the age groups under 9 to under 19.
Euros Evans claimed 3rd in the U17's category.
16/9/18 45th BMW Berlin Marathon.
Eliud Kipchoge crowned the 45th edition of the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON with a fantastic world record in 2:01:39. The 33-year-old Kenyan led from the start, following his own schedule and was never challenged for the lead. When he crossed the finish line he had obliterated the world record of 2:02:57, set by his compatriot Dennis Kimetto four years ago in Berlin, taking the huge margin of one minute, 18 seconds off that time. It is the biggest advance in the men’s marathon world record for over 50 years since the Australian Derek Clayton ran 2:09:36 in Fukuoka in 1967, slicing two-and-a-half minutes from the record. It is also the eleventh world record in the history of the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON.
Meirionnydd’s man on the scene was Andre Bright, who kept the pressure on Kipchoge, finishing in a time of 4:48:43.
16/9/18 Carneddau 12k.
Peter Barnes finished in 1:31:25.
15/9/18 Bala Festival Half marathon
Andrew Ellis was the only Meirionnydd runner at the Up Hill and Down Dale Bala Festival. Andrew finished in 1:56:44 to claim 2nd M50.
12/9/18 Yeovilton 5k.
Great news from Jeff Davies. After donating one of his Kidneys to his son Huw this Spring, Jeff messaged to say:
My son Huw and I went to Yeovilton to do the 5K. It was his first race for nearly 4 years and just under 6 months since the transplant. We were both a bit apprehensive before the start. It was quite an emotional moment. Anyway, results. Huw finished in 20.23 and I finished in 22.24. We were both ecstatic!
Great news, Congratulations to you both.
9/9/18 Cyrn y brain.
The race was won by Eryri Harrier’s Tom Wood in a time of 48:27. Meirionnydd’s Jeremy Randell claimed 1st M55 in a time of 56:10.
9/9/18 Beaumaris Run fest Half marathon.
Tom Roberts (in Yellow) won the inaugural Beaumaris Run from Coast to Castle in a time of 1:15:47. The inaugural Beaumaris RunFest has secured one of the most stunning course locations in the UK for this beautiful festival of running on the Isle of Anglesey in North Wales. Setting off to the sound of cannon fire from the picturesque seafront in the stunning seaside town of Beaumaris on the banks of the Menai Straits, the routes enjoy stunning views of the mountains of Snowdonia and the spectacular Menai Straits whilst the Half takes runners out to Penmon Point and its famous lighthouse. With a few challenging climbs en route (the half marathon is quite hilly!) the races finish, along with the Fun Run, at Beaumaris Castle which is steeped in history.
9/9/18 Vyrnwy Half Marathon.
Two Meirionnydd runners ran in the Vyrnwy Half marathon. First home was Jimmy Carter in 1:30:15 followed by Richard Hankinson in 1:50:19.
1/9/18 Random Acts of Kindness ultra
A 30 miles ultra on two cycle paths near Llanelli. Richard Hankinson finished 28th in 6:07:30.
2/9/18 Trail 10k, Coed y Brenin.
Excellent turnout for meirionnydd at the Trail 10k in Coed y Brenin. The race winner was our own Tom Roberts 1st in 37:58 and first lady was Elliw Haf from Eryri harriers in 46:39.
Next in for meirionnydd were:
2/9/18 Caernarfon 10k.
Four Meirionnydd runners ran in the Caernarfon 10k incorporating the North Wales 10k Championship. First home was Arfon Hughes in 46:52; followed by Jeff Davies claiming NW Champ 1st M70 in 50:25; Sioned Mair Jones claiming NW Champ 2nd F40 in 53:31 and Sheila Symonds claiming NW Championship 1st F80 in a time of 1:42:49.
Gwion Roberts and Tristan Evans ran in Ras Cnicht. The race was cut short due to strong wind and rain. Tristan finished 2nd overall in 33:48 and Gwion was 3rd overall in 38:12.
25/8/18 Ultra Trail Wales UTW.