News Report 8th March 2014

An athlete were strong local connections to the Barmouth area claimed a notable race victory recently on the other side of the world.

The athlete in question was Alun Williams, the past member of Bro Dysynni A.C. claiming victory at the Motatapu Miners Trail 15k event held in Arrowtown in the Otago region of the South Island of New Zealand. In a race which attracted a field of just under 600 athletes and was run along historic gold mining trails, the proud Welshman claimed victory in a course record time of 1 hr 16.29 mins, over two and a half minutes clear of his nearest competitor.

Closer to home, Meirionnydd Running Club were recently represented by three athletes at two separate events. Two of the three were in action in the Conwy Valley, their chosen event being the Dolgarrog Pipe Dream, a 5 mile fell race which included an overall 1,700 feet of climbing. The duo were led home by a resurgent Graeme Stringer, the Llanelltyd based athlete home in a time of 53.25 mins with club colleague, Nich Bradley of Dolgellau, following in 58.35 mins.

Meirionnydd were also represented at The Island Race - Anglesey Half Marathon. Representation was provided by Jude Evans, the Bryncrug based athlete duly covering the 13.1 mile course in an overall time of 2 hrs 13.05 mins.