News Report 2nd September 2007
conditions greeted the five local finishers at last Sundays 'Source of the
The previous day, a trio of Bro Dysynni athletes were again in multi-terrain action over a nine mile course. On this occasion, the venue was Cerrigydrudion for the testing Llyn Brenig Race. The trio were led home by the on-form Barrie Jackson of Bala, claiming victory in the Male Over-65 category as he crossed the finishing line in 1hr 17.29mins. Also claiming success in an Over-65 class, on this occasion the female version was Brenda Jones of Llanelltyd, home in an impressive 1hr 26.20mins. The trio were completed by Marit Evans of Dolgellau, completing the tough event in a pleasing time of 1hr 31.53mins.
Dysynni veteran who goes from strength to strength is Sheila Symonds of
Dolgellau. Having won the Over-70 Category at the British Masters Athletics
Federation (BMAF) 5k Championships held in Horwich in June, further
success was achieved recently at the BMAF Half-Marathon Championship Race held
in Leek, Staffordshire. Humid conditions and an undulating course ensured
moderate times for all concerned, however
a concerted effort over the 13.1 mile course ensured a finishing time of
2hrs 52.57mins and a 2nd British Masters title in 3 months. The next BMAF
Championship event is a little closer to home as
To round off a busy time for Bro Dysynni, Bob Chilton of Hermon represented the club at the Cnicht Fell Race held near Croesor. Warm conditions greeted the athletes who tackled the 4.5 mile race which included an arduous 1,850 feet of climbing, with the Dysynni athlete pleased with his ongoing return to full fitness as he completed the event in 1hr 02.52mins.