4th December 2000
Wintery conditions greeted the 14 Bro Dysynni athletes who formed part of a field of 1,200 at last Sunday's Chester Zoo 10k. The conditions didn't affect the team too badly, as three personal bests were set, among them Adrian Bailey, whose time of 30.34mins saw him finish in a magnificent second place, just 4 seconds behind the race winner, English international, Bashir Hussain (Stockport). Also setting a personal best was the fast-improving Alun Llyr Williams of Barmouth, claiming a top-10 finish in 32.54mins. Other Bro Dysynni finishers on the day were Dave Whittey in 37.37mins, Graeme Stringer in 37.59mins (personal best), Malcolm Taylor in 40.20mins, Richard Griffiths in 41.18mins, just pipping Keith Allday of Barmouth in 41.30mins, Colin Evans in 43.15mins, Glenda Davies in 44.19mins, Andy Unwin in 46.05mins, Debbie Evans in 50.53mins, Gill Allday in 57.03mins, Eirlys Griffiths in 63.13mins and Helen Williams in 65.11mins. To round off a successful day for the club, it was pleasant to see Owain, Heledd and Cerian Davies, as well as Cassie and Kate Allday, compete in the one mile fun run. Also last Sunday, Arthur Roberts of Rhoslefain competed in the Snowdonia Marathon. His finishing time of 4hrs 08.31mins saw him very well placed in the male vet-60 category. This weekend the running roadshow moves to Abergele for the Slaters Abergele five mile race, which also incorporates the North Wales 5 Mile Championship Race as well as an Inter-Regional Veterans Race. The race starts at 1.00pm on Sunday.