News Report 1st October 2007
athletes from the Meirionnydd Running Club made the long journey to the
Vorarlberg region of
Much closer to home, a trio of Bro Dysynni athletes were also in championship action, as Newtown played host to the British Masters Athletics Federation 10k Championships. Yet again, the trio performed admirably, with all three claiming success within their respective age category status. Leading the trio home was Brenda Jones of Llanelltyd (2nd Female Over-65) in 52.05mins with Marj Griffiths (2nd Female Over-60) of Aberystwyth following in 58.10mins. It was left to Dolgellau veteran, Sheila Symonds, to claim the only age category victory on the day as she stormed to victory in the Female Over-70 category in a time of 1hr 10.06mins to add a 10k Championship medal to the Half Marathon Championship medal won recently at Leek, Staffordshire.
A number of
those highlighted above were also in action last Saturday
afternoon at the opening fixture of the Majestic Travel North Wales Cross
Country League with the opening fixture, as per tradition, being held in
Elsewhere, there was victory recently for Steve Gilliland of Tywyn at the Lloyd George 5k race in Llanystumdwy in a time of 17.38mins with Sarah Kleeman claiming victory in the female section in a time of 19.04mins.
One of the younger local runners also shone recently at the inaugural running of the North Wales Junior Fell Running Championships held in Llandudno as Aron Roberts of Blaenau Ffestiniog claimed runners up spot in the Boys Under-10 race as he covered 1 mile race in a terrific time of 8.49mins.
There is local action this coming Saturday (6th) as Penmaenpool will host the annual 10 mile race along the Mawddach Estuary. The 10 mile race is due off at 12.00noon with a 2 mile fun run due off shortly afterwards at 12.10pm. Entries for both races will be accepted on the day with the registration point being the George III Hotel. Further details relating to the event can be found on www.run-meirionnydd.co.uk.