Penrhyn parkrun 15.10.16

4 Cybi’s took part in this weekend’s parkrun. Andy Savage finished in 4th place in 18.30 ,Kevin Clark who is returning from injury was in 48th position in 24.42 . It was PB time for Paul Maitland who finished in 25.36 for 57th place – well done Paul ! Chris Williams pushed the buggy around the course in 30.10.

Border League – Caernarfon

It was a good start to the Border League season for both the male and female teams at the season opener in Caernarfon on the 9.10.16. The race is run on the Caernarfon 10k course, which was only run in September so was an useful guide to runners how their training was progressing. Rhys Owen was 1st Cybi in, finishing in 35th position in a time of 37.35 (beating his time in the Caernarfon 10k) closely followed by Andy Savage who was running in his 1st Border League fixture who finished in 38th position in 37.43. It was a busy weekend for Andy as he also finished 3rd in the Bangor Half Marathon the previous day. Other Cybi results : 88th Chris Thomas 40.35,111th Ian Mulligan 41.52,131st Dave Ellis 43.05,151st Nigel Holmes 43.55,185th David Billington 45.57,218th Sion Roberts 47.38 (and a personal best !).

In the female race Edith Gruber was 1st Cybi in, finishing in 28th place in a seasons best time of 45.30. Next in was Sian Ellis in 59th place in 50.35 closely followed by Diane Holmes in 64th in 51.52 and Ruth Harvey in 77th in 54.48.

Both teams sit in 4th place in Division 2 now.

The next fixture is on the 6.11.16 hosted by West Cheshire Athletics Club.

Chester Marathon

On what was a very hot day for this time of year which made running conditions very difficult, especially distance running, Jason Thomas ,Michaela Owen, Sue Jones ,Alun T Jones and Dewi Williams travelled to Chester for the marathon and metric marathon. Jason had a tough time on the course suffering from mile 17 onwards but battled to finish in a time of 3.30.12. Next in was Michaela Owen, adding yet another marathon to her incredible list already completed this year and again in a fantastic time of 3.40.43.  Sue Jones also ran the race and finished in 4.37. There is a metric marathon also on the same dame and Alun T Jones completed this in 2.43.58.
Dewi Williams also ran at Chester but to date have not been able to obtain Dewi’s finishing time.

Ras Pedwar Llyn

In what is billed as the ideal training race for the Snowdonia Marathon as the profile of both races are similar Nigel Holmes and Edith Gruber took part in the Ras Pedwar Llyn on the 2.10.16. The 18 mile race starts and finishes in Rhosgadfan and takes in a brutal climb from Waunfawr to the finish. Nigel continued his recent good form and finished in 2.33.58 and Edith in 2.44.22. Both are running the Snowdonia Marathon and hopefully will benefit from this race during the marathon.

Cardiff Half Marathon

Gethin Jones  made yet another trip to Cardiff ,this time to take part in the Cardiff Half Marathon on the 2.10.16. You might have spotted Gethin at the start of this televised race !

Gethin had a mixed day, whilst recording a personal best time of 1.16.27 to finish 68th place from a field of over 20,000 he was suffering from a sore foot (which was later diagnosed as broken) which no doubt slowed him down.

Weekend round up 8th/9th October

It was a good Bangor Half Marathon for the club with Ryan Roberts winning in 1.13.22. This was both a personal best for Ryan and a new course record. Ryan ran the majority of the race alone and finished well ahead of the 2nd place runner suggesting that Ryan could run quicker over this distance in a more competitive race. New member Andy Savage also recorded another impressive run to finish in 3rd place in 1.21.31.

There was also a 10k race in Bangor on the day. Russell Williams was 10th in this race in 41.01 and was also 1st in the over 45 category. Paul Maitland finished in 52.29 and Chris Williams enjoyed a rare run without the buggy to finish in 55.58.

Moving away from road running and even daylight running the Petzl Night Trail Wales race gives an opportunity to see how far you can run in the dark over the trails of Coed y Brenin. Head-torches are therefore essential and Andy Edwards was 16th in this race with Michaela Owen and Sue Jones gaining awards in their respective categories.


Robin Hood marathon

Russell Williams took part in the Robin Hood marathon in Nottingham on the 25.9.16.On a scenic course which took in the castle,Notts County and Forest football grounds,Trent Bridge cricket ground,the horseracing ground and the national watersport complex,Russell finished in 3.27

Weekend round up 17/18 September

Gethin Jones won the 3000 metres at the Menai Track and Field open event in a time of 9.30.This is Gethin’s second track success this summer coming close after his impressive track debut representing North Wales at the Wales inter-region event.Gethin’s recent good form has resulted in him being selected for North Wales again,this time  at the Abergele 5 racing against Cheshire and Staffordshire.Well done Gethin!

After some good runs over longer distances Edith Gruber showed she also has speed in recording a PB over 5k at the Ras y Cob race.Edith’s time was 21.19 and placed her 3rd lady and 1st over 35.

David Billington completed the full Sandman triathlon this year after sampling the sprint version last year.Dave finished in 3.55.36,completing the individual legs as follows :swim 23 13,bike 2.22.29  and run 1.04.39.The results also showed that Dave’s strongest performance was in the swim.

Penrhyn parkrun 17 September 2016

Sion Roberts set himself yet another PB at the weekend in 22.33 (following closely his 10k PB at the Caernarfon 10k) and Ieuan Davies continued his recovery from injury in getting close to his course PB in finishing in 24.44. Kevin Clark recorded another consistent run with a time of 22.57. Chris Williams pushed the buggy around in a time of 29.46 and Paul Maitland finished in 27.07.

Hull Marathon 18 September 2016

After a late decision to run both Michaela Owen and Sue Jones traveled to Hull for the 2nd running of the Hull Marathon. On what looks a decent course taking in the Humber bridge and running past Hull FC’s ground both were amongst the category awards. Michaela was 2nd in her category in a time of  3.43.26 and Sue 2nd in her category in 4.32.15. This was only 2 weeks after both ran the Wolverhampton marathon which is an incredible achievement but even more incredible is that this was Michaela’s 21st marathon this year and Sue’s 52nd in total.