New PB for Chris Thomas

Congratulations to Chris Thomas for setting himself a new half marathon personal best time at the Lake Vyrnwy half marathon on the 11th September. Chris knocked nearly a minute off his previous best time set at Chester in finishing in 1.28.44b

Caernarfon 10k

Gethin Jones led a successful Cybi Striders team at the Caernarfon 10k which also incorporated the North Wales 10k championship in being crowned North Wales champion,finishing in a personal best time of 33.27.There were also good performance’s by a number of his team mates.Rhys Owen, Jason Thomas and Edith Gruber  also picked up North Wales medals in their respective categories and there was personal best times for James Hooton,Nigel Holmes,Sion Roberts and Diane Holmes.
Ryan Roberts and Gethin Jones travelled to Cardiff for the  Cardiff 10k,racing against some of the best runners in the country. In a top quality field Ryan representing North Wales at the event finished in 40th place in 33.16 whilst Gethin finished in 53rd in 33.45.
Jason Thomas was the 1st Cybi in at the Awyr Las 5k,finishing in 4th place in a time of 19.36.Other Cybi results were :7th Russell Williams 21.09,14th David Ellis 22.15,16th Nigel Holmes 22.40,20th Edith Gruber 23.18,22nd Sion Roberts 23.42,36th Sian Ellis 25.33,55th Diane Holmes 27.22
Alwyn Williams completed in one of the last fell races of the season when he completed the Gladstone 9 in 2.08.
Parkrun result:Chris Williams 29.47

Anglesey Half Marathon and other races!

This iconic race is getting more and more popular each year and this year there were 16 Striders running amongst the 2000 entrants which is an excellent turn out in both respects considering the number of events appearing in the racing calendar now. The race winner was Alun Vaughn in 1:11:21 and the first lady was only 11 minutes behind him in 1:22:58. On the Cybi front there were some strong performances, PBs and first half marathons bagged:

Chris Thomas 1:29:36 achieving his first sub 1:30 half
James Hooton 1:32:13
Russell Williams 1:33:21
Kevin Clark PB 1:33:50
Emrys Jones 2nd MV55 1:34:58
Nigel Holmes 3rd MV55 1:37:50
Sion Griffiths PB 1:39:12
Ieuan Davies PB 1:51:26
Michaela Owen & Andy Edwards (Mr Grey) 1:54:26
Alun Rowlands 1:59:04
Tanya Duffy 2:11:05
Ffion Verburg 2:12:59
Karen Jones 2:22:59
Sion Roberts 2:25:43
Kathryn Hewitt 1:27:39.

Very well done to Karen and Sion who completed their first half marathons.
Meanwhile Jason Thomas has been busy and is back in good form, being the only Strider who ran both the Port Sunlight 10k and Wrexham Half Marathon with times of 39:11 (33rd finisher) and 1:29:40 respectively. Meanwhile Alwyn Williams thought he would try out the full 26.2 miles of the first Wrexham marathon and finished in 4:40:24.