Penmaenmawr Fell Race

The annual curtain raiser to the local fell running season is the Penmaenmawr fell race which took place on the 19.11.16. This is a well established race which covers 10 tough miles and gave Cybi’s mountain runners one more blast of fell running until the spring ! Irfon Rowlands finished in 21st place in 1.28.24 followed by yet another new member, Dyfnallt Huws who came in 63rd place in 1.47.57. There wasn’t much then between Elen Jones,Alun Jones and Sue Jones who completed the course in 2.03.23,2.07.45 and 2.11.22 respectively.

The fell running season starts again in the spring so keep a look out at the race calendar page for further info !

Penrhyn parkrun 19.11.16

A lower than usual Cybi turn out for this event showed on the 19.11.16. Perhaps the clash with the Penmaenmawr Fell race and Conwy Half contributed to this.

Well done to Melanie Wymer who finished in 25.26 and also to Chris Williams and Kevin Clark. Chris frequently pushes the buggy around during these events to bring together child care and running. When not doing this Chris also acts as the back marker in the race and this was his role on Saturday. Kevin Clark was the race director on  Saturday and both deserve credit for giving up their time to support this event allowing it to continue.

Conwy Half Marathon

On what was an ideal but very cold weather over 2400 runners completed this race on the 20.11.16 placing this race as one of the largest races in North Wales. It offers a scenic and challenging course in running around the Great Orme and attracts  a quality field .  Ryan Roberts mixed well with the quality runners in finishing in 4th place in 1.14.28. Next Cybi in was Andy Savage who continues to race well and Andy finished in 1.20.43 in 20th position. Both Ryan and Andy were also among the awards in their category prizes. Russell Williams finished in 89th place in 1.29.13 and Ryan,Andy and Russell was in the Cybi team who placed 3rd in the men’s team event. Jason Thomas finished in 1.29.30 .  Jason goes for an x-ray on an on-going injury tomorrow so hoping for good news for Jason then !

Peter Jones and Paul Maitland completed their 1st half marathon’s in Cybi colours with Peter finishing in 1.35.58 and Paul in 2.02.02 . Hope you both enjoyed the experience !

Thanks also to Kevin Clark for his support on the course which was greatly appreciated ! Was good to also hear that Dave and Sian had a great Sunday lunch after the race which went smoothly not like their attempt after the Abergele 5 !

Cybi times : Ryan Roberts 1.14.28,Andy Savage 1.20.43,Russell Williams 1.29.13,Jason Thomas 1.29.30,Dave Ellis 1.33.42,Peter Jones 1.35.58,Sian Ellis 1.51.24,2.02.02 Paul Maitland 2.02.02,Dewi Williams 2.09.08

1-2 at Penrhyn parkrun

It was a Cybi 1-2  at yesterdays Parkrun with Andy Savage joining the list of Cybi’s to have won at Penrhyn. It was good to see another new member Peter Jones finishing in 2nd place. As the club champs includes a December parkrun  which will attract members to run could we go 1 further and get a 1-2-3 there?

Results : 1st Andy Savage 19.03,2nd Peter Jones 20.08,79th Chris Williams and buggy 30.21

Border League – Upton

It was a record turn out for a Border League fixture at the weekend and it was good to see a strong Cybi squad running.  On a cold and windy day both men and women’s team ran well over the 5 mile course.

Andy Savage had an excellent run to finish in 21st place overall and 2nd in the men’s 45 category. This led the Cybi men’s team to finish in 4th place on the day and moving the team up to 3rd place overall in division 2. It was good to see Gethin Jones making a recovery from his recent foot injury and Nigel Holmes back racing after his great run in the Snowdonia Marathon. Sion Roberts also ran well to set a  PB over this distance.

Edith Gruber was 1st Cybi in the female race, finishing in 32nd place in 36.19 and the remainder of the female team were well placed with Elen Jones in 68th place,Ruth Harvey in 92nd and Sue Jones in 99th.The female team sit in 4th place now in Division 2.

Cybi results : 21st Andy Savage 28.40,57th Andy Edwards 30.10,88th Gethin Jones 31.12,94th Irfon Rowlands 31.22,119th Chris Thomas 32.20,141st Ian Mulligan 33.08,210th Nigel Holmes 35.18,284th Sion Roberts 37.59,315th Kevin Clark 38.46,378th Alun Jones 42.49

Female race : 32nd Edith Gruber 36.19,68th Elen Jones 39.49,92nd Ruth Harvey 42.45,99th Sue Jones 43.25.

The next fixture is on the 4.12.16 at Birkenhead.

Full results can be seen here

The Team The Course

Penrhyn Parkrun 5.11.16

A number of Cybi’s made the journey to Penrhyn castle for the parkrun on the 5.11.16. New member  Joshua White completed his 1st parkrun in 21.50 to finish in 14th place. Well done Joshua and welcome !

Other results : 15th Dave Ellis 21.54,37th Kevin Clark 24.50,40th Sian Ellis 25.04,70th Sue Jones 27.46,71st Alun Jones,91st Chris Williams and buggy 30.45.


North Wales Cross Country League – Llandudno

Ryan Roberts had an impressive debut to his cross country season in finishing 5th in the 2nd fixture of this seasons cross country league at Llandudno. Whilst the course was fairly dry and clear of mud it did provide a couple of tough climbs and was a challenging run !

Ryan covered the 5.5 miles course in 31.19. Rhys Owen had a strong run to finish in 34th place in 36.02. It was good to see Irfon Rowlands returning to racing after a quiet period and Irfon finished in 58th place in 37.52 with Russell Williams in 86th place in 39.28. On the day the men’s team finished in 2nd place in division 2 and currently stand in 3rd place overall after 2 fixtures.

Michaela Owen had a break from marathon running and completed the 3 miles course in 24.43 and Di Holmes completed her 2nd fixture of the cross country season in 29.49 to finish in 88th place. The female team are 14th in Division 2.

The next fixture of the Cross Country league will be at Treborth on the 26.11.16.

Full results can be seen at : north-wales-league-results-draft-llandudno-5-11-16

Snowdonia Marathon,Porth Eirias 10k,Abergele 5,Parkrun

Congratulations to Edith Gruber who finished in 3rd place and picked up the bronze medal in her category at the Welsh Marathon Championships which was part of the Snowdonia Marathon on the 29.10.16. Edith also took 25 minutes off her course personal best to finish in 3.52.19. Jason Thomas was the 1st Cybi to finish showing his recovery from a tough time at the recent Chester marathon is going well, Jason finished in 3.42.25. Nigel Holmes completed his 1st marathon on Welsh soil to finish in a fantastic time of 3.53.31. Michaela Owen completed yet another marathon this year in 4.13.18 and Alun T Jones finished in 5.10.32. Well done to all !

Also on the 29.10.16 Russell Williams finished in 8th place at the relatively flat Porth Eirias 10k at Colwyn Bay in a seasons best time of 40.32.

On the Sunday, a few members took part in the Abergele 5 which also incorporated the North Wales 5 miles championships. It was good to see Cybi amongst the medals there  continuing its good record at regional championships. Russell Williams won the North Wales Championships at the male 45 category in a time of  32.14 and Edith Gruber showing she is not one to rest after a marathon picked up her second regional medal of the weekend in finishing 2nd in her category in a time of 43.32. Other Cybi times : Chris Thomas 32.56, Dave Ellis 34.00,Sian Ellis 38.37,Sion Roberts 38.48.

Andy Savage was 3rd at the Penrhyn parkrun in a time of 18.14. Other Cybi times : Kevin Clark 24.04,Paul Maitland 26.02,Chris Williams 27.02,Sion Roberts 27.26

Penrhyn Parkrun 22.10.16

It was a case of another Parkrun another PB for Paul Maitland who got his 2nd Parkrun PB in 2 weeks yesterday. Paul reduced his PB to 24.59 !

Andy Savage finished in 3rd place in the race in 18.14. Other Cybi results : 18th Dave Ellis 21.33,45th Kevin Clark 24.02,109th Chris Williams and buggy 29.46

Cross Country League

On what was an ideal day for Cross Country with plenty of sunshine and  hardly any mud the season opener of the North Wales Cross Country League took place on the 15.10.16. The course was fairly flat with only 1 hill and consisted of laps of a loop of roughly a mile so allowed for an easy introduction to this season’s Cross Country !

Russell Williams finished in 94th place in 35.23 in the men’s race followed by Nigel Holmes in 140th place in  37.45. The Holmes household was also represented in the female race where Di Holmes finished in 88th place in 29.23.

The next Cross Country fixture is at Llandudno on the 5.11.16 and it would be great to see more Cybi runners there !