News Report 4th September 1999

 

Whereas most Bro Dysynni runners enjoyed a quiet Bank Holiday weekend, it was the opposite for the Evans brothers of Dolgellau, who competed in three races over the Bank Holiday. First up was a Friday night visit to Upton in Chester to take part in the West Cheshire 5k.

 

First home, out of a field of 168 was Wirral athlete Paul Howarth, who completed the race in a course record time of 14.34mins. Leading home the Dysynni contingent was Nigel Evans in 17.02mins, followed by brother Colin in 18.43mins, Andy Unwin in 20.30mins and Marian Evans in 31.37mins.

 

Next on the agenda was a Saturday afternoon trip to Oswestry to take part in the Rhiwlas seven-mile fell race. In a race dominated by Ewan Fontaine (Oxford University) who won in 47.30mins, the first home for Dysynni, claiming 6th place overall was once again Nigel Evans in a time of 54.56mins. Not far behind him was brother Colin, home in a time of 57.23mins, with the Dysynni trio being completed by Barrie Jackson in a time of 1hr 01.20mins.

 

After a well deserved break on Sunday, the Evans brothers were back in action on Monday, this time at the Cilcain Mountain Race, near Mold. A field of 132 runners were led home by Mark Kinch (Bingley Harriers) in a time of 26.40mins and, true to form, Nigel led home his brother in 35.17mins with Colin crossing the line in 36.33mins.

 

This weekend's action takes place in Caernarfon for the 10k road race, due to start at 11.30am on Sunday from the Aber Foreshore.

 

A.Unwin