Sunday, 21 June 2009


Well done to everyone who supported the club in the Welsh castles Relay during the weekend of 13th-14th June, we somehow managed to get the required twenty runners out just about!
There were some excellent performances during the 211.3 mile hike! with Brendan Rothery getting the club off to a good start on the first stage; Caernarfon to Penygroes 9.1 miles finishing 2nd in 55:01 just 41sec behind the stage winner, it was Gwyn Owen's turn next to Criccieth castle 10.75 miles, and though he crossed the line 2nd in 60:20 the stage winner was disqualified and placed last? still we were not complaining as it meant we led the relay! It was all downhill from there! Still Jordan Evans did well to finish 9th on stage 5 Harlech Castle to Barmouth 9.6 miles in a time of 60:30, his brother Chris finished 11th on the next stage to Dolgellau in 69:02 and Dylan Owen a veteran of the Castles Relay having run for other clubs in the past was our next top placed finisher on stage 9 Foel to llanfair Caereinion 8.6 miles finishing 7th in 53:16. Day two was more of a struggle with transport and getting to the stages on time, somehow we managed thanks to the help of other teams namely Prestatyn RC with our only female runner Tammy Lewis-Jones bringing the team home from Caerphilly Castle to Cardiff Castle 10.7 miles finishing 33rd in 73:04. Overall Eryri were placed 17th of the 57 competing teams with a total time of 24:07:39. A good effort all round.
Congratulations to les Croupiers Running Club for another excellent and well organised Castles Relay which was enjoyed by all that took part.

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