News Report 21st March 2010
A team of five Bro Dysynni A.C. athletes headed south to Rhayader last Saturday afternoon, with three of the five taking on the tough Rhayader Round the Lakes 20 mile challenge, the remaining duo taking on the shorter 5 mile event.
Making his first competitive appearance of 2010 was Dewi Roberts, and it was left to the Blaenau Ffestiniog-based athlete to lead home the Dysynni contingent in the 20 mile race, as he crossed the finishing line in an impressive time of 2hrs 21.27mins. Next home for Dysynni was the redoubtable Brenda Jones, claiming victory in the Female Over-65 category, in a time of 3hrs 24.41mins. To complete a successful weekend for the Llanelltyd-based athlete, she was also crowned Bro Dysynni A.C. Running Handicap winner for 2009 (see attached picture). Completing the trio who took part in the 20 mile challenge was Marit Evans of Dolgellau, covering the course in a pleasing time of 4hrs 03.32mins.
Over the shorter 5 mile course, Nigel Evans of Dolgellau dusted off the cobwebs in his first competitive race for 9 months as he finished in a time of 34.06mins with team-mate, Malcolm Taylor of Criccieth following in a time of 41.51mins.
There was also a competitive outing for Rebecca Dallimore, formerly of Dolgellau, but now based in the north of Scotland recently. Her chosen event was the popular City of Inverness Half Marathon, the former member of Bro Dysynni covering the 13.1 mile distance in a time of 1hr 53.37mins.
Last Sunday also saw Bro Dysynni A.C. hold their annual presentation awards, various winners can be seen in the attached photograph.
Bro Dysynni Handicap League winners for 2009. Left to right are Richard Griffiths (Male winner of Cross Country & Fell Running League), Brenda Jones (Handicap League winner & Female Performance of the Year), Marit Evans (Winner of Female Cross Country League), Sheila Symonds (Winner of Female Midweek & Fell Running League) & Dewi Roberts (Male Performance of the Year).