News Report 6th February 2009
Local athletes have been competing far and wide recently, as well as closer to home within the Principality.
South Island of New Zealand, two former residents of Barmouth continue to make
a name for themselves on the athletics front. Firstly,
Adrian Bailey formed one-third of 'Team Ionized' competing at the
Challenge Wanaka Ironman event held in and around the
Also in Wanaka was Alun Williams, competing in the Wanaka 5k Road Race before returning home to Barmouth for a family wedding. Another impressive performance ensued as the second ex-Bro Dysynni member in action completed the challenge in a time of 15.12mins, a time good enough to claim an overall runners-up spot at the event.
overseas action recently was Tywyn-based super-veteran, Alan Morton, the Bro
Dysynni runner heading to
Much closer to home, a further 3 members of Bro Dysynni A.C. have also been in 10k action recently, their chosen event being the 'Twin Piers 10k', run between Llandudno & Colwyn Bay. Leading home the trio was Brenda Jones of Llanelltyd in a time of 53.01mins whilst club colleague, Marj Griffiths of Aberystwyth followed, claiming victory in the Female Over-60 category in a time of 1hr 02.02mins. Making up the trio was Malcolm Taylor of Criccieth, suffering an on-course injury which resulted in a 'below par' finishing time of 1hr 16.13mins.
A busy recent schedule for the athletes of Bro Dysynni was completed as 5 club members tackled the cross country course set at Ysgol Morgan Llwyd in Wrexham, the venue for the fourth of the five fixtures which make up the 2008-09 Grand Prix Express North Wales Cross Country League. In the 'Senior Mens' event, there were finishing times of 42.27mins for cross country ever-present, Richard Griffiths of Tywyn, whilst club mate, Barrie Jackson of Bala followed in a time of 46.37mins. In the 'Senior Ladies' section, Brenda Jones led home the 'Female Over-65' competitors in a time of 27.51mins, to be followed by Marit Evans of Dolgellau in 29.43mins and Marj Griffiths in 33.02mins.