News Report 11th February 1999

 

Bro Dysynni athletes left the snow covered slopes of the Dysynni Valley on Sunday morning to travel into Cheshire to be part of one of the country's top five mile events, the Alsager 5.

 

Over 750 athletes form all over Great Britain travelled to this highly rated event, all looking for fast times to grade the start of the new season by.

 

The Bro Dysynni athletes were not disappointed with their efforts, they produced four club age group records, two grade one performances and no less than five personal bests.

 

The big field meant that it was a congested start, with the slower runners being reduced to a walk-jog start because of the numbers, or times set might have been even faster.

 

No such problems for the front runners with Adrian Bailey reducing his personal best to 25.09mins in 26th position to set a new club record. Alun Llyr Williams also reduced his personal best and the club under-20 record to 27.16mins.

 

New signing Malcolm Taylor really made his mark this week, breaking the club over-50 record and third place in his age group in 31.24mins. Colin Evans, still not completely recovered from the flu bug, finished in 34.06mins, whilst Brenda Jones finished in 37.57mins to set a club record in the female over-50 group, which also claimed 2nd in her age group on the day. Brenda's partner, Roy Peel, continued on his comeback trail with a superb time of 41.38mins, just holding off Yolanda Marconi-Nolan, home in 42.35mins. Another excellent day for Dysynni, who were thanked by the organisers for their support of the race.

 

Next race is the Nick Beer 10k at Llandudno on 14th February.

 

A.Unwin