Weekend round up 21/22 January

Gethin Jones won the 1st 10k race on the North Wales calendar when he won a windy Twin Piers 10k race on the 21.1.7. Battling a tough wind from Llandudno to Colwyn Bay, Gethin finished in 36.00. Rhys Owen was also among the prizes in finishing in 2nd in the men over 35 category. Other Cybi results : Chris Thomas 42.05,Peter Jones 42.44,David Ellis 43.46,Nigel Holmes 46.25,Simon Franks 48.25,Edith Gruber 48.56,Sion Roberts 49.12,Sian Ellis 49.44.

Alun and Sue Jones ran the Buff Winter Trail Half Marathon on the same day with Sue finishing in 2.30.28 and Alun in 2.53.55.

Penrhyn parkrun results : 6th James Hooton 20.42,30th Michaela Owen 23.31,38th Kevin Clark 24.57,96th Chris Williams and buggy 32.18

Weekend round up 14th and 15th of January

Dave and Sian Ellis had a good start to the year and recorded good runs at a windy 4 Villages Half Marathon in Helsby on the 15.1.17. Dave finished in 1.31.37 and Sian in 1.45.44.

The previous day Gethin Jones won the Penrhyn parkrun in a course PB of 17.33 and was followed in by Chris Thomas in 9th, Sion Roberts in 26th,Edith Gruber in 39th and Kevin Clark in 43rd.

38 Marathon’s in 11 months!

Cybi’s Michaela Owen recently completed a phenomenal 38th full marathon in 11 months in her bid to raise money for Ysbyty Gwynedd’s Special Care Baby Unit.

Covering a huge 995.6 miles during her challenge, Michaela originally hoped to raise £500 for her efforts, but she’s currently on course to raise over £1,900!

There’s still time to sponsor her, and she has a Just Giving page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/50-marathons-in-2016. Take a look and read her story and pledge to this good cause.


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Happy New Year, what’s on in January

What’s on in January:

The Cybi Monday Night Training kicks off the New Year on the 9th January at 6:30 in Llangefni and the usual Wednesday night social/steady paced runs (depending on how you feel) start in Menai Bridge on the 4th, with Llangefni the following week and Holyhead after that.

Despite the cold weather, January is a busy month for racing. On 14th is the X-country league race in Shrewsbury, with the popular Helsby Four Villages Half Marathon the next day on the 15th, this being a chance for Spring Marathoners to gauge their post Christmas fitness. On the 21st is the tough but stunningly scenic Winter Trail Half in Coed Y Brenin, Dolgellau and on the same day, the less gruelling, but fast paced Twin Piers 10k in Colwyn Bay where, if the weather is on side, there’s a chance of a PB (if you haven’t eaten too much turkey and chocolates over the holidays!) Finishing off the month of racing on the 22nd is the Borders League race staged by Deeside AAC.

For both the Borders and X-country races, please keep an eye on Facebook for any Club travel arrangements, and for an up to date list of all events, check out the Events page on the Cybi Striders web site http://cybistriders.co.uk/cal

Penrhyn parkrun

Paul Maitland and Di Holmes had further reason to celebrate at the club Christmas party last night after getting course PB’s at yesterday’s parkrun. A good Cybi contingent ran at yesterday’s race keen to get points in the club championship which takes in the fastest time at a December parkrun.

Results : 7th Andy Savage 19.39,10th Peter Jones 20.20,13th David Ellis 21.26,20th Nigel Holmes 22.05,36th Sian Ellis 24.35,37th Paul Maitland 24.38,49th Di Holmes 26.22,97th Melanie Wymer 33.06,149th Chris Williams and buggy 53.13

Weekend round up 10th/11th December

Gethin Jones and Russell Williams ran for North Wales at different events over the weekend. Gethin travelled to Telford for the Telford 10k as part of the North Wales team and completed the course in 35.01. A fantastic time to consider his foot was in a cast 6 weeks ago ! Russell ran for North Wales at the Wales Inter Region Cross Country Championships at Brecon and finished in 99th place. Ryan Roberts and Irfon Rowlands was also selected for Brecon but was unable to complete.

Penrhyn parkrun 10.11.16 – Congratulations to Di Holmes for achieving a course PB on Saturday !

9th Peter Jones 20.43,22nd Nigel Holmes 22.15,28th Sion Roberts 22.48,45th Sian Ellis 22.44,74th Di Holmes 27.00,96th Chris Williams and buggy 29.26

Border League – Birkenhead

Both men and women’s team ran well at Birkenhead on the 4.12.16 which sees the men in 3rd place in Division 2 and the women in 4th place in their respective leagues.

Ryan Roberts followed up his recent fine showing at the North Wales Cross Country League to finish an equally impressive 3rd at Birkenhead and should get much confidence from mixing with the leaders in such high quality fields. Ryan was within touching distance of the winners so hopefully his 1st Border League victory is not far away.

The Birkenhead course  sees runners running 4 laps of the park totaling 5.5 miles.

Cybi results: Men – 3rd Ryan Roberts 28.50,32nd Andy Savage 31.45,62nd Irfon Rowlands 33.18,112nd Chris Thomas 35.26,133rd Peter Jones 36.05,151st Ian Mulligan 36.51,264th Kevin Clark 42.04,308th Paul Maitland 45.37

Women – 33rd Edith Gruber 40.01,61st Elen Jones 43.31,74th Sue Jones 44.59

The next fixture is at Deeside on the 22.1.17

Full results are available at : http://www.bordersleague.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/results2016-17R3.html

Weekend round up 3rd and 4th December

Russell Williams ran a seasons best time of  39.16 at the Wilmslow 10k on the 4.12.16 in finishing in 92nd place. In what is a new event it offered a pleasant course on closed roads but was undulating in the 2nd half. If thinking of doing this next year beware that the start and finish areas are nearly 1.5 miles apart !

There was a big Cybi turnout at the weekend’s park run. Gethin Jones recovery from injury is progressing and he finished in 3rd place. Good also to see Ieuan Davies running again. Ieuan has also suffered injury problems over the summer.

Cybi results : 3rd Geth Jones 17.47,10th Peter Jones 20.40,15th Dave Ellis 21.23,32nd Sion Roberts 23.03,38th Kevin Clark 23.54,39th Andy Savage 23.54,46th Sian Ellis 24.56,47th Paul Maitland 25.05,55th Ieuan Davies 25.42,92nd Chris Williams and buggy 30.04.

Border League results to follow………..

North Wales Cross Country League – Treborth

Congratulations to Ryan Roberts who recorded Cybi’s best ever  placing at the North Wales Cross League when he finished in 3rd place on Saturday. Ryan completed the course in  31.56. It was good to see a number of senior men running with some cross country ‘debuts’ also being made. Rhys Owen finished in 34th place in 36.01, Irfon Rowlands was 49th in 37.31, Nigel Holmes was 104th in 42.03. Peter Jones made his cross country debut to finish in 106th place in 42.07. James Hooton overcame his recent injury problems to finish 115th in 43.12. Another cross country debut was made by Sion Roberts who finished in 148th place in 49.29 and Kevin Clark was 149th in 53.00.

Di Holmes was the lone Cybi in the female race and finished in 85th place in 29.05.

Full results can be seen at : north-wales-league-results-draft-bangor-26-11-16-1

The next Cross Country fixture is at Baschurch near Shrewsbury on the 14.1.2017.

Peter Jones and Kevin Clark ‘ doubled ‘ up and ran 2 races on Saturday. Both ran Penrhyn parkrun prior to the Cross Country. Peter was 5th in 20.19 and Kevin was 22nd in 24.25