News Report 7th February 2010
It was left to the veteran contingent from both Bro Dysynni A.C. & Meirionnydd R.C. to represent their clubs at the challenging Nick Beer 10k Road Race held in Llandudno last Sunday lunchtime.
Strong winds added to the difficulty for the excellent field of 540 competitors who took on the challenge of a climb of the Great Orme in the first part of the race before dropping down for the finish on the promenade at Llandudno.
In a race won by Jason Dunkerly (East Cheshire Harriers) in a time of 33.22mins, the local contingent were led home by John Tee of Blaenau Ffestiniog in a time of 52.19mins. He was followed by Bro Dysynni team-mates, Malcolm Taylor of Criccieth, 3rd in the Male Over-65 category, in a time of 53.05mins and Brenda Jones of Llanelltyd, victorious in the Female Over-65 section, in a time of 54.29mins. Making his Meirionnydd Running Club road racing debut was Barrie Jackson of Bala, claiming 3rd spot in the Male Over-70 section in a time of 54.52mins whilst the local contingent were completed by the redoubtable Sheila Symonds of Dolgellau, Club President of Bro Dysynni, home on this occasion in a time of 91.00mins.
There is local action this coming Saturday lunchtime as Abergynolwyn will play host to the Tarren Hendre Fell Race. The race, which measures 6 miles in distance and includes an overall 2,000 feet of climbing, is the 2nd event of the Meirionnydd Winter Race Series. Entries for the race which starts at 12.00 Noon from outside the Railway Inn will be accepted on the day. Further details relating to the event are available from www.run-meirionnydd.co.uk.