News Report 10th December 2006


A team of 5 athletes from Bro Dysynni A.C. were in action recently in Bangor at the third fixture of the season of the Majestic Travel North Wales Cross Country League, with the ladies outnumbering the men on a 3 to 2 split.


The first of the female trio home was Sheila Jones of Pwllheli continuing her excellent off-road form as she came home in 22.57mins. As ever, Brenda Jones of Llanelltyd dominated the female over-65 section as she finished in 22.57mins whilst Marj Griffiths also claimed age group victory, this time in the female over-60 section, as she crossed  the Treborth course finishing line in 27.04mins.


Tywyn-based Richard Griffiths led home the male duo in 41.14mins whilst team-mate Barrie Jackson of Bala followed in 44.15mins to claim 2nd place in the male over-65 category. 


Prior to competing in Bangor, Dysynni's Brenda Jones was in action in Callendar Park, Falkirk as the Scotish venue hosted the Great Britain & Ireland Masters Cross-Country International Championships. To continue her amazing year of success, the Llanelltyd athlete claimed yet another championship victory as she led home the female over-65 section in a time of 33.02mins.


Local athletes have also been in action at two fell races recently. Firstly, two Meirionnydd Running Club athletes took on the 11 mile Penmaenmawr Fell Race which incorporated 1500 feet of climbing. Tony Hodgson of Llanelltyd led home the duo in 1hr 38.20mins whilst an ever-improving Kevin Evans of Dolgellau followed in 1hr 45.00mins. Two Tywyn based athletes meanwhile headed to Church Stretton in Shropshire for the Cardington Cracker Fell Race. Covering the 9 mile event which included an awesome 2600 feet of climbing was Dysynni's Walter Marsh who completed the course in 1hr 40.08mins to claim victory in the male over-55 category, whilst John Marsh of Tarren Hendre followed home a mere 14 seconds later in a time of 1hr 40.22mins.


Finally, three local athletes participated in two 10k road races in vastly different surroundings. Firstly, at the Helena Tipping 10k Race in Wrexham, there were finishing times of 41.35mins for Jos Jones of Tywyn and 46.13mins for Graeme Stringer of Arthog whilst in the distant shores of the Falkland Islands, Kate Williams of Aberdyfi took a break from her teaching duties to complete the Stanley Leisure Centre 10k in a time of 50.17mins, claiming runners-up in the ladies section of the race in the process.