News Report 7th November 1999


Championship honours went to two Bro Dysynni athletes last weekend, as the club triumphed in both the male and female sections of the North Wales 5 Mile Championships, held in Abergele.


Whereas the overall race was won by Bill Crowther (Altrincham) in a course record time of 25.01mins, the 1st North Wales finisher was Adrian Bailey, 2nd home in 25.21mins to secure the North Wales Championship.


First lady home in a time of 32.25mins was Dysynni's Rosie Naish, thus completing a memorable double for the Tywyn-based club.


Other finishers with age category awards in brackets were as follows; Nigel Evans in 29.47mins, Malcolm Taylor (1st male over-55) in 31.57mins, Graeme Stringer in 31.58mins, Huw Harrison in 33.09mins, Barrie Jackson (1st male over-60) in 33.40mins, Colin Evans in 34.08mins, Glenda Davies in 36.40mins, Andy Unwin in 37.00mins, Andrea Goode in 37.25mins, Debbie Evans in 40.26mins, Gill Allday in 44.10mins, Marian Evans in 52.26mins and Sheila Symonds (1st female over-60) in 57.02mins.


To complete a successful outing for Bro Dysynni, the first four ladies named above also won the ladies team event.


Club member Alun Llyr Williams was also in action last weekend, competing in a Gwent League cross country fixture in Exeter. In a field of just under 300, Alun came home in a creditable 30th position, completing the tough 10k course in a time of 36.31mins.


Another Bro Dysynni athlete took part in a race held in the Lake District recently with great success. Malcolm Taylor completed the 10 mile road race held between Derwentwater and Keswick in a time of 67.02mins, and as such came home 3rd in the male over-55 section.


It promises to be another busy weekend for the club this weekend with the annual Llandudno 10-mile road race on Sunday. This is a race which usually attracts a good number of Bro Dysynni athletes.