News Report 10th October 2010
The 6.7 mile challenge represented by the Arenig Fawr Fell Race attracted the interest of three locally affiliated athletes recently. In a race which also included an overall 1,900 feet of climbing, there were excellent placings in the Penllyn event for Brithdir-based Ifan Richards, the Meirionnydd Running Club athlete claiming runners-up spot in a time of 60.24mins,ahead of Bro Dysynni's Dylan Jones, the Aberdyfi based athlete pleased with a 16th placed finish in an overall time of 68.46mins. The trio were completed by Hugo Iffla of Tywyn,now running for WFRA, completing the event in 84.17mins.
Travelling the furthest to compete recently has been Barrie Jackson of Bala, the Meirionnydd RC veteran heading to the Lake District to take part in the testing Great Langdale Half Marathon. As befits the Lake District, the 13.1 mile course proved to be particularly undulating and, as such, the Penllyn athlete was well satisfied with a finishing time of 2hrs 17.40mins which claimed runners-up spot in the Male Over-70 category of the event.
Another Meirionnydd RC athlete taking on a long distance challenge recently was Sandra Williams who completed the 26.2 mile Anglesey Marathon in an excellent time of 4hrs 14.16mins.
Finally, Dolgellau's Tom Roberts headed to Shropshire recently, his chosen event being the Seven Bridges 10k race in Shrewsbury. In a race which attracted 254 entries, the Meirionnydd RC athlete had reason to be satisfied with a time of 36.42mins, a time good enough to earn an overall 6th placed finish within the race.