News Report 22nd July 2007
The veteran athletes of Bro Dysynni A.C. did the club proud recently as five of the six runners who competed at the Newtown Bar-B-Que 5k event returned home with age category victories. Leading home the six was Richard Griffiths of Tywyn, whose time of 22.31mins ensured victory in the male over-55 category, whilst Malcolm Taylor of Criccieth claimed victory in the male over-60 section in a time of 25.22mins. Brenda Jones of Llanelltyd followed, victorious in the female over-65 section in 26.27mins, with Marj Griffiths of Aberystwyth claiming success in the female over-60 section in 28.53mins. Eirlys Griffiths of Tywyn followed in 33.57mins whilst Sheila Symonds of Dolgellau claimed the final age category victory on the day as her time of 35.37mins ensured success in the female over-70 category.
The final race of the midweek 14th Peak Tuesday Night Fell Race Series was held recently at Moel Eilio, Llanberis. On this occasion it was left to Adam Haynes to fly the flag for Meirionnydd Running Club as he claimed a 4th place finish in 36.22mins. As a result of this, the Rhyd based athlete finished the series in 5th place overall, as well as claiming overall series victory in the male over-40 category. Other local athletes to participate in the series were Nich Bradley, 35th place finish overall, Will Haynes of Rhyd, 58th overall and Frankie Vaughan of Dolgellau, pleased with his 69th position.
Two local athletes braved the heavy rain of last Friday evening as they headed to Shropshire to partake in the Packwood 5 Mile Road Race. Malcolm Taylor of Criccieth led home the duo in 41.09mins with Barrie Jackson of Bala following in 44.25mins.
Finally, a sole Bro Dysynni A.C. athlete was in action at the recent Caernarfon Race The Train 5k event. That athlete was Andy Unwin of Harlech, beaming as he finished in 28.58mins, well behind the train.
There is local action this coming Saturday afternoon as the Dolgellau 5 Mile Road Race forms part of the Hwyl Yr Haf festivities in the town. The race has developed a reputation for fast times, having produced the fastest 5 mile times in North Wales in three of the past five years. The main race is due to start at 1.30pm and will be preceded by a fun run at 12.30pm. Entries for both events will be taken on the day. Further details relating to the race are available at www.run-meironnydd.co.uk