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August 2022.

29/8/22 Club run Rhyd y Main.
2022 tuesday night run rhydymain

29/8/22 Leominster 10km.
Richard Flutter ran in the Leominster 10k finishing in a time of 42:02 claiming 1st M50.Richard commented "this morning,tired legs after the long drive back from Essex yesterday but enjoyed this undulating country lanes course."

2022 leominster 10km richard flutter

20/08/2022 Race the train, Tywyn.
Rotary Challenge 14 miles:
Ben Wells 1:57:17
Brian Johnson 2:02:57

Quarry Challenge 10k:
Alun Williams 40:35 claiming 3rd overall.
Elizabeth Ellis 59:43

16/8/22 Poppit sands 5km.
Richard Flutter and Debbie Cattermole ran in the Poppit Sands 5k. Richard Finished in 21:44 and Debbie in 24:09. Richard commented "great but tough course across the beach into a headwind. Some stepping stones twice was fun across an inlet inbetween the dunes."

2022 poppits sands 5k

16/8/22 Club run Llanelltyd.

2022 16 aug club run

13/8/22 The Run to the Castle.
Juliet Edwards completed the Ultra in 11:25:13 and in the Marathon Richard Hankinson finished in 8:04:24 followed by Helen Jones in 8:14:23.

2022 race to castle ultra

9/8/22 Club run Cregennan.

2022 club run cregennan

07/08/2022 Wimbledon Common Half Marathon Half Marathon.
Lissy Ellis rn in the Wimbledon Common Half Marathon finishing in a time of 2:02:05. Lissy commented "A very hot half marathon on the trails in Wimbledon common. A two lap course with plenty of very needed wate stations, and a high five from a Wimbledon Womble half way round to lift spirits."

July 2022.

28/7/22 Ras Hendre wallog .
First home for the club and Winning the race was Gwion Roberts 1st in 15:56. He was followed by Richard Flutter 19:27 1st M50; David Wright 20:10; Brian johnson 20:35; Trevor Jones 21:32; Debbie Cattermole 21:54 1st F50; Nich Bradley 22:19; Aranli Thomas 22:33; Richard Hankinson 20:40; Nick Leeming 20:45; Dylan Evans 23:12; Kevin Evans 24:33; Pete Nicholls 25:21; Sioned Mair Jones 25:49 and Racheal Wright in 33:25.
Sorry if i missed anyone the results dont specify club.

2022 ras hendrewallog

23/7/2022 Dolgellau 5 Mile Road race.
Results Dolgellau 5 2022:
The race was won by Gary Davies from Aberystwyth AC in a time of 29:42. And the first woman back was Gemma Moore from Eryri in a time of 31:56.
Fourteen Meirionnydd runners ran the race:

  • Richard Flutter 38:08
  • Ben wells 34:58
  • Siwan Elenid 36:05
  • Bryan Johnson 38:29
  • Debbie Cattermole 38:09
  • Trevor Jones 39:30
  • Justin pilkington 39:34
  • Aranli Thomas 39:57
  • Nich Bradley 40:40
  • Nia Wyn Evans 40:47
  • Neil Grant 42:10
  • Mike Geary 44:43
  • Pete Nicholls 46:43
  • Sioned Mair Jones 47:26

09/07/2022 Barmouth 10K.
Ten Meirionnydd runners ran the race. First club Runner home and Winning the race was Tom Roberts in 33:31. He was followed by Euros Evans 36:13; Alun Williams 36:38 2nd M40; David Edwards 39:12; Siwan Elenid 45:24 2nd F35; Brian Johnson 48:43; Aranli Thomas 50:32; Nia Evans 51:22; Neil Grant 55:37 and Sioned Mair Jones in 57:33.

2022 barmouth 10

16/7/22 Ras y Wyddfa.
Four Meirionnydd runners ran in Ras Y Wyddfa. First Home was Rhodri Owen in 1:18:54 representing Wales followed by Ieuan Pugh Jones 1:38:38; David Edwards 1:47:25; Kevin Evans 2:16:21 and Dylan Evans 2:21:57.

2022 wyddfa rhodri

13/7/2022 Stiperstones fell race.
Two Meirionnydd runners ran in the Stiperstones fell race. First home was Richar Flutter in 42:31 followed by Debbie Cattermole in 44:25 claiming 1st F55. Richard commented "A very tough Stiperstones fell race last night at Snailbeach in Shropshire. A mixture of rocky steep paths and ankle breaker sharp decents. Great event though."

2022 stipertones fell race

8/7/2022 Newtown BBQ 5km.
Two Meirionnydd runners ran in the Newtown BBQ 5k. First home was Richard Flutter in 20.01claiming 1st M50 and a New club record. Next in was Frankie Vaughan in 24:42 claiming 2nd M65.

2022 newtown bbq 5k

3/7/2022 The Wales half marathon, Tenby.
Juliet Edwards an in the Wales Half Marathon finishing in a time of 1:59:10. Juliet comented "Hilly route on day 3 of long course weekend. Fine weather,great scenery, well marshalled."

June 2022.

28/06/2022 Ras Llandecwyn 10k.

Seven Meirionnydd runners ran the race.
First home and winning the race was Alun Williams 1st 41.35 followed by Gwion Roberts 2nd in 43:55; David Edwards 3rd 44:08; Ellis Smith in 52:01; Richard Flutter 52:39; Allanah Fenwick 57:42 and Aranli Thomas 1:03:38.

2022 ras llandecwyn team

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

08/06/2022 Llanrug 5k incorporating the North Wales 5K Championships.

Three Meirionnydd Runners ran in the LLanrug 5k. First home was Tom Roberts in 16:17 to claim 3rd place and bronze in the N.Wales 5k champs. Next home were Gwion Bobo Roberts in 17:04 and Richard Flutter in 20:18 claiming silver M50 N.Wales champs.

2022 llanrug 5k

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.

colchester 10k richard flutter 2022

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.

ras moel eilio 2022

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."

23/4/22 Goldrush trail, Coed y Brenin.
Six Meirionnydd runners ranin the Goldrush trail at Coed y Brening. First home and winning the race was Tom Roberts 1st in 58:49 followed by brother Gwion Roberts claiming 2nd overall 59:50. Next in was Andrea Vaughan claiming 2nd F50 in 01:26:35; Siwan Elenid in 1:26:58; Helen Jones 3rd F50 in 1:32:41 and Olly Downingin 1:33:53.

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; Allanah Fenwick 1:06:30 and Helen Jones claimed 2nd F50 in a time of 01:14:00.

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.

29/3/22 Ras Moel Tryfan.
Rhodri Owen ran the first round of the Joe Brown Tuesday evening fell series at Ras Moel Tryfan this evening. After some strong performances in cross country and on the roads he's tapping on to the fells. He had a great race this evening to take the win in 17:37.

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.

welshpool 10k

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

Ras yr aran

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.

tarren hendre 2022

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!

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