News Report 1st September 2010


The ever popular Ras Y Cnicht Fell Race held in Croesor attracted a high quality field recently, a field which also included a quartet of athletes affiliated to Meirionnydd Running Club.


With a mere 27 seconds seperating the 1st three finishers, Ifan Richards of Brithdir had to settle for a creditable 3rd place on the occasion, as he crossed the line in a time of 37.15mins. His Meirionnydd team-mate, Tom Roberts of Dolgellau, finished in an overall 12th position, his time of 43.54mins also claiming runners up spot in the Under-23's section of the event. Also claiming a runners up spot in her age category was fellow Dolgellau athlete, Juliet Edwards, claiming 2nd place in the Female Over-40 category in a time of 58.42mins. Completing the local quartet in action was Kevin Evans of Brithdir, home in a creditable time of 59.25mins.


A further trio of local athletes headed to Shropshire recently, their chosen event being the Ellesmere 10k Road Race and all three returned home having being 'placed' within their various age categories. Bro Dysynni athlete, Brenda Jones of Llanelltyd, led home the Female Over-65 competitors in a time of 54.51mins, with the Meirionnydd R. C. duo of Malcolm Taylor of Criccieth & Barrie Jackson of Bala claiming respective 3rd place in the Male Over-65 section and victory in the Male Over-70 category as they came home in times of 55.07mins & 58.30mins.


The latter of the two was also in action at Rhydycroesau recently as the Shropshire village played host to the Craig Y Rhiw Fell Race. On this occasion the Bala based athlete completed the event in a time of 51.09mins, claiming runners up spot in the Male Over-70 category in the process.