It was a weekend of miles and hills for the Telford Harriers as the green and gold took to the roads and mountains of the UK.
Snowdonia Marathon ERYRI
Anyone who has trained for a marathon will tell you its months of gruelling endurance and speed training. Throw in a mountain and the challenge just gets harder! That was one challenge taken up by Telford Harrier, Lou Bromley.
The Snowdonia Marathon has been voted best British marathon twice. The demanding and spectacular route, encircling Snowdon, Wales’ and England’s highest peak, gives the event a unique place in the annual marathon calendar.
The race started at 10.30am from just outside Llanberis. The route follows the A4086 and climbs to the top of the Llanberis Pass (Pen y Pass 1.100ft) then drops down to the Pen Y Cwyryd junction and then follows the old road along tocjoin the A498. There is a short, sharp uphill back up to the main road before the route then continues to the Beddgelert (200ft) and then continues along the A4085 to Waunfawr. From here it is a rapid climb to about 1,200ft at Bwlch y Groes and then downhill to the finish in Llanberis.
Lou did herself proud coming home on 4:29.49 and just 3 mins off her marathon PB, which gave her a 1045th placed finish.
KBC Dublin Marathon
Marathon veteran, Art Zammit was in action again at the weekend running his 178th marathon. Destination this weekend was Dublin, Ireland.
This was Arts first tine running the Dublin Marathon.The race is a a single lap circuit, starting and finishing close to the City Centre and was attended by over 16,000 runners on the day.
Putting in another great performance Art came home in 5:26.35 and with his trademark Harriers smile on his face.
"Wow...my 1st Dublin marathon and wonder why I haven't done this before...
Where the streets have no names just crowds and music cheering 16000 plus runners. Off for a Guinness... or 3"
Back for its 5th year, the Bridgnorth 10k road race is always a favourite with the Telford Harriers. This is an undulating ten kilometre road route, through the historic Shropshire market town of Bridgnorth, starting and finishing at the iconic Town Hall.
Harriers had a good number of runners attending this well staged race which is hosted by Bridgnorth Running Club. Our runners results as follows:
19th: Victor Bennett: 41:00
34th: Andy Pigg: 43:21
68th: Gus Erlandson: 47:39 - 3rd in Age Category
77th: Paul Ruscoe: 48:34
83rd: Jamie Cwdrill: 48:29
109th: Angela Vinal: 51:14 - 3rd in Age Category
148: Jon Edmonds:
153rd: Sam McLelland: 55:11
174th: Kelly MacKay: 57:30
208th: Marie Mason: 1:00.06
240th: Sonia Edmonds: 1:03.02
249th: Joanna Harris: 1:03.31
262nd: Alison Canham: 1:04.39
275th: Sarah Smith: 1:06.00
278th: Hannah Bandy: 1:06.15
288th: Tania Willoughby: 1:07.32
325th: Lisa Butler: 1:20.23
327th: Cynthia Lewis: 1:21.26
In other news...
Harriers also had runners in a number of other races over the weekend as follows:
Kerry Richardson: Coven Canter 10k - 49:53
Phil Shieber: 5k Dark Run 2018 - 28:07
Amanda Merricks - Telford Parkrun - 31:33