Andy's News          Ras y Diafol          Sat 3rd May


Eifion Roberts in action at Ras Y Diafol.

Our Club President continues to be probably our most regular competitor of 2014 to data as the redoubtable Sheila Symonds has recently notched up two further medals. At the Teifi Ten Race in Lampeter which was also the 2014 Welsh 10 Mile Road Race Championship event, Sheila claimed victory within the Female Over-80 category with a terrific finishing time of 2 hrs 36.00 mins.

Sheila then switched her attention to further north as Wrexham played host to the 2014 North Wales 10 Mile Road Race Championships. Once again, Sheila claimed championship gold within the Female Over-80 category, on this occasion in a time of 2 hrs 32.00 mins.

Eifion Roberts of Harlech was also in recent action, on this occasion at the Ras Y Diafol Half Marathon Race held as part of the Red Kite Challenge held this year at Devil's Bridge. For Eifion, the 13.1 mile multi terrain challenge commenced at the Woodlands Caravan site and took in the nearby forest roads, tracks and trails. In a test of endurance, Eifion came home in an overall time of 1 hr 49.47 mins which also claimed 3rd spot within the Male Over-50 age category.

Finally, Gavin Griffiths continues to be our South Wales representative! On this occasion, Gavin took part in the Pentyrch Hill Race on the western outskirts of Cardiff, a seven mile event which included 1600 feet of climbing. Another good performance from a member of the strong athletic Griffiths family saw Gav cross the line in a pleasing time of 1 hr 11.29 mins.