News Report 5th July 2007


Bro Dysynni A.C. can proudly boast further British Championship success as a duo of club members headed to Horwich, Lancashire recently for the British Masters Athletics Federation (BMAF) 5k Championship Race. Claiming victory in the female over-65 category, a class she has now dominated for 2 years, was Brenda Jones of Llanelltyd who cruised to a category victory in a time of 24.43mins. Also competing on the day and claiming a 3rd place finish in the female over-70 section was Sheila Symonds of Dolgellau in a time of 35.12mins. The duo now have their eyes firmly fixed on the next BMAF Championship event, the half marathon championship race being held in Leek, Staffordshire on 26th August.


Following on from her success over the 5k distance, the Llanelltyd based athlete claimed age category victory yet again the following week, on the occasion at the Ellesemere 10k road race in Shropshire where a time of 54.11mins ensured she led home the female over-65 contingent. Also competing in the event were Dolgellau-based Meirionnydd Running Club member, Frankie Vaughan, home in 46.37mins and Barrie Jackson of Bala claiming 3rd place in the male over-65 section as he came home in 48.37mins.


Away from road running, Adam Haynes of Rhyd continued his adventure racing season by forming part of a pair at two recent adventure racing events, both held in Yorkshire. First up was the 'Open 12' event whereby he paired up with Debbie Smith to form 'Team Accelerate'. In the 12 hour race in which teams teams covered approximately 100k in a variety of methods ranging from running, mountain biking, abseiling, caving and gorge walking, the pairing claimed victory within the 17 teams competing in the mixed pairs category as claiming an overall 4th place finish of the 49 teams who completed the stamina sapping event.


The next event was of a two wheel variety as son, William, joined father, Adam, for the Summer Polaris Challenge held on the Yorkshire Wolds. On this occasion the partnership claimed victory in the 'Parent/Offspring' section of the 2-day mountain biking navigational race as well as a magnificent 7th place out of the overall 172 teams who completed the event as they claimed a total of 1551 points, spending a total of 12hrs 06.05mins in the saddle.