Busy Week for the GOG Squad 24th July 2017

The GOG Squad had a great turnout on Wednesday last for the Eryri Harries Rasio’r Tren. The race which sees runners take the Welsh Highland Train up to Dinas and chase it back to Caernarfon is a fun event and attracts a good field of runners and fast times owing to the slightly descending course.
Daragh Reynolds with legs fresh from the Snowdon race on Sunday was the first GOG home, taking 12th place in 17:18. Next to finish was another Snowdon runner David Griffith Male in 19:38. He was followed by Robin Sandham 20:00, Andrew Ellwood 22:43 and Rob Stewart 23:41. Emer Sandham was the first female GOG to finish in 10th place in 19:40. She was followed by Ellie New in 20:49, Laurie Griffith Female 22:46, Sarah Marriot 25:36, Sarah Massey 25:41, Sarah Ellwood 26:24, Celia Free Female 30:14 and Cheryl Stewart 30:17.
Elsewhere Joni Stubbs Thrush took part in the Wales in a Day Cycle Event on Saturday. Joni had a great ride and despite tough conditions on the gruelling 185 mile ride from Caernarfon through the central Wales all the way to Chepstow was the first lady to finish in a fantastic 15 hours 25mins.
Simon Hick has just returned from France where he undertook the Etape de Tour, an event which sees cyclists ride a stage of the Tour De France prior to the professionals rolling into town. This year the 18th Stage was 181km long and took in the classic climbs of the Col du Var and Col d’Izoard. Hick finished the event in 11.28.
Finally closer to home on Sunday Paul Cheetham ran the Scott Snowdonia Trail Half Marathon finishing in 3.31.03. Geri Evans ran the 10 km Trail finishing in 40th place in 1.23.12.