News Report 10th February 2008


Northop played host to the North Wales Cross-Country Championships recently and despite only having two competitors entered on the day, Bro Dysynni A.C. still managed to claim success in the respective age category sections.


Leading the way in the Female Over-65 category was Brenda Jones of Llanelltyd, continuing to dominate her age-group as she came home victorious in 31.24mins. In the Male Over-65 category, Barrie Jackson of Bala managed an excellent 2nd position in this age-group, putting in a strong finish as he crossed the line in 39.15mins.


Five local athletes were also in action last Sunday lunchtime as they formed part of the field of 600 athletes who had entered the Nick Beer 10k Race, a race held in Llandudno which took in the tough climb over the Great Orme before finishing along the town's promenade. Leading home the 600 athletes was Bangor University student, Nick Swinburn, who completed the tough challenge in a time of 32.01mins. Finishing in an excellent 8th place was the first of the local finishers as Steve Gilliland of Tywyn led home the Bro Dysynni challenge in a time of 35.45mins, which was also good enough to claim 2nd place in the Male Over-45 section. Gwyn Jones of Pwllheli followed in 42.59mins before another Dwyfor based athlete followed, as Malcolm Taylor of Criccieth claimed victory in the Male Over-65 category in a time of 48.33mins. Following on from his encouraging performance in Northop was Barrie Jackson, on this occasion claiming 3rd place in the Male Over-65 category in 49.29mins. Completing the Bro Dysynni turn-out on the day was Sheila Jones of Pwllheli, finishing in a pleasing time of 50.05mins. In the team event, the Bro Dysynni mens team finished in a respectable 13th position.