News Report 5th November 2006
Abergele was the venue last Sunday afternoon for the North Wales 5 Mile Road Running Championships and the event attracted 10 local athletes, 5 from Bro Dysynni A.C. and 5 from the Meirionnydd Running Club. Both clubs will be pleased with their return of having one victor within their respective age category at the race.
Leading the local athletes home and gaining a North Wales Championship victory in the female over-35 category for Meirionnydd Running Club was Andrea Goode of Arthog, home in a time of 34.19mins. The other age category victor was Sheila Symonds of Dolgellau who, wearing the red and green of Bro Dysynni, continued her running renaissance as she claimed victory in the female over-70 category in a terrific time of 56.42mins. Sandwiched in between the two category victors were the remaining eight local athletes. The first of the eight home was Graeme Stringer of Arthog in 35.54mins with Frankie Vaughan of Ganllwyd hot on his heels in 36.07mins. Bala athlete Barrie Jackson was next home in 38.06mins, whilst Huw Harrison of Dolgellau was delighted to pip Robert Thomas of Llanelltyd in respective times of 41.38mins and 41.41mins. Marit Evans and Tracey Evans of Dolgellau followed in times of 44.00mins and 48.15mins whilst a beaming Andy Unwin of Harlech ensured he stayed within the speed limit with a finishing time of 50.48mins.
Meirionnydd Running Club athletes were also in half-marathon action recently,
the venue being Barns Green in
on the travelling theme, Meirionnydd Running Club father and son, Adam and Will
Haynes, have been competing in both
There is local action this coming Saturday lunchtime as Llanfachreth will play host to the Rhobell Fawr fell race. The 6 mile race which includes 1900 feet of climbing is due off at 12.00 Noon and will be accompanied by a junior/short fell race aimed both at juniors as well as seniors wanting to try out a shorter event. The race also constitutes the first race of three in the 'Merionnydd Winter Race Series'. Further details relating to the event are available from Tony Hodgson on (01341) 422565.