News Report 4th November 2008
Abergele Harriers played host to the North Wales 5 Mile Road Running Championships last Sunday morning as well over 200 athletes lined up at the start of the 'Spillane & Co. Wealth Management Abergele 5 Mile Road Race'.
the competitors were 6 locally affiliated athletes, three of whom returned home
as age category North
Barrie Jackson of Bala then followed, leading home the five strong Bro Dysynni A.C. contingent, his time of 38.57mins claiming 2nd spot in the Male Over-65 category. Going one better was Bob Chilton of Hermon, putting in an extraordinary spurt in the last mile to cross the line in a time 41.12mins, a time good enough to claim a North Wales Championship Gold in the Male Over-60 category. Also claiming Championship Gold, on this occasion in the Female Over-65 category, was Brenda Jones of Llanelltyd, a mere six seconds behind her team-mate in a time of 41.18mins. Marit Evans of Dolgellau followed in a pleasing time of 45.40mins whilst Sheila Symonds of Dolgellau completed the medal haul, claiming Championship Gold in the Female Over-75 category in a time of 1hr 03.16mins.
There is local action this coming Saturday lunch time as Llanfachreth, near Dolgellau, will play host to the Rhobell Fawr Fell Race, a six mile challenge which also incudes an overall 1,900 feet of climbing. The race, which is the first of the 3 race 'Meirionnydd Winter Race Series' is due off at 12.00 Noon, with a shorter 2 mile event off shortly afterwards aimed at either junior competitors or those who would like to compete in a fell race, albeit over a much shorter distance.
Race entries for both events will be accepted on the day, with further race details available from www.run-meirionnydd.co.uk.