Llandrillo, near Corwen, played host recently to Ras Y Berwyn, a 12.5 mile fell race which included an overall climb of some 3,500 feet, which took in the summits of Cadair Berwyn, Moel Yr Ewig Ridge & Cadair Bronwen. The race was also chosen as the 2nd counter of 6 which constitute the 2012 Welsh Mountain Running Championships. As such, the event attracted a trio of locally affiliated athletes, and leading home the three on the day was John Marsh of Tywyn, the Tarren Hendre athlete home in a time of 2hrs 27.21mins, a time which also claimed age category victory within the Male Over-70 section. Also in action on the day were the Dolgellau-based Meirionnydd Running Club duo of Nich Bradley & Juliet Edwards, home in respective times of 2hrs 36.44mins & 2hrs 39.30mins, the latter also claiming age category victory within the Female Over-50 section.
Also concluding recently was the 10 race Joe Brown 19th Midweek Fell Running Series. Two Meirionnydd athletes completed the prerequisite number of races to appear in the final standings, where Ifan Richards of Brithdir claimed an overall 3rd place with club colleague Mark Atherton of Llan Ffestiniog following in 15th spot.
An athlete affiliated to Bro Dysynni A.C. was also in action recently at the Riverbank 10k held in Rhuddlan near Rhyl. That athlete was John Tee of Blaenau Ffestiniog who covered the multi terrained course in a time of 49.49mins, which also claimed 2nd spot within the Male Over-65 category.
Two former members of Bro Dysynni A.C. have also been in action recently. Firstly, Adrian Bailey, formerly of Barmouth, claimed an excellent 17th placed finish at the Gold Coast Airport Marathon held in Queensland, Australia, covering the 26.2 mile course in a time of 2hrs 34.38mins. Secondly, Rebecca Dallimore, formerly of Dolgellau, was in action in Aberdeenshire as she completed the Fraserburgh 10k road race in a strong time of 49.35mins.