Featured Race - Ras Moel Eilio

RAS MOEL EILIO (12.8km/915m) – NORTH WALES REGIONAL MOUNTAIN RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIPS

LLANBERIS – SATURDAY 26th MAY 2018 – NORTH WALES REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP MEDALISTS

Matthew Roberts (Calder Valley) and Jennifer Charlton (Eryri Harriers, V40) were the inaugural winners of the Welsh Athletics North Wales Regional Mountain Running Championships which were incorporated into the annual Moel Eilio race at Llanberis on SaturdaY. Weather conditions were overcast, but very warm for the tough, 12.8km event which involved 915mtrs of climbing. Matthew Roberts (1:06:32) was a clear winner of the race ahead of Felipe Jones (Sarn Helen) 1:10:05 and Ifan Richards (Meirionydd) 1:11:06. Jennifer Charlton 1:25:35 also enjoyed a healthy lead ahead of Hayley Evans (Buckley) 1:30:40 and Helen Morgan (Eryri Harriers) 1:37:59 in the women's race. 

The race started outside Plas Garnedd Nursing Home and saw runners climb steeply up the tarmac road for approximately 1 kilometre before continuing up to the open hill side towards the steep summit of Moel Eilio. The run along the ridge allowed runners to take in the summits of Foel Gron and Foel Goch, before beginning their descent down into the valley below. The next climb was Moel Cynghorion from the head of the valley - with less steepness but a longer gradual incline that proved tougher than many runners anticipated! After climbing Moel Cynghorion, runners once again descended down towards the valley before beginning the final climb up to Llanberis on what was a very challenging but scenic course. 

SENIOR MEN RESULTS

1st & North Wales Regional Mountain Running Champion – Matthew Roberts (Calder Valley) 1:06:32

2nd Gavin Roberts (Eryri Harriers) 1:11:00

3rd Ifan Richards (Meirionydd RC) 1:11:06

SENIOR WOMEN RESULTS

North Wales Regional Mountain Running Champion - Hayley Evans (Buckley RC) 1:30:40

2nd Helen Morgan (Eryri Harriers) 1:37:59

3rd Rebecca Massey (Deestriders) 1:43:54

CATEGORY MEDALISTS

MALE VET/40

1st Matthew Fortes (Eryri Harriers) 1:16:46

2nd Brian Wills (Eryri Harriers) 1:22:25

3rd John Parkinson (Eryri Harriers) 1:22:40

FEMALE VET/40

1st & North Wales Regional Mountain Running Champion: Jennifer Charlton (Eryri Harriers) 1:25:35

2nd Helen Morgan (Eryri Harriers) 1:37:59

3rd Rebecca Massey (Deestriders) 1:43:54

MALE VET/50

1st Russell Owen (Eryri Harriers) 1:17:03

2nd Steve Toogood (Buckley RC) 1:22:56

3rd Arwel Lewis (Eryri Harriers) 1:27:12

FEMALE VET/50

1st Ellie Salisbury (Eryri Harriers) 1:52:32

MALE VET/60

Not Contested

FEMALE VET/60

1st Meinir Hughes (Abergele Harriers) 2:11:37

MALE VET/70

1st Emyr Davies (Hebog) 1:45:11

2nd Alwyn Oliver (Eryri Harriers) 1:50:24

FEMALE VET/70

1st Maggie Oliver (Eryri Harriers) 2:06:07

Full results and photos from the race can be found here:

https://www.facebook.com/rasmoeleilio/photos/pcb.2083178238370648/2083176498370822/?type=3&theater

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