News Report 11th March 1999

 

The beautiful countryside around the lakes of Rhayadar was the setting for possibly Wales's toughest 20 mile race with over 200 athletes from far and wide taking part.

 

Bro Dysynni athlete Brenda Jones maintained her winning ways by taking 1st place in her age category (female over-55), in a time over 5 minutes better than last years efforts on the course, stopping the clock in 2hrs 54.52mins. Marjorie Griffiths thought there would be no better way to celebrate her birthday than taking part in the event as she, like Brenda, is preparing for a marathon. Griffiths finished in 3hrs 21.00mins, not quite up to last years effort, but well on course for her marathon.

 

While the ladies tackled the 20 miles, the men opted for the 5 mile course and took advantage of the fast course to record best times. Tom Lewis beat the 6 minute mile barrier, stopping the clock in 29.50mins, a distance personal best.

 

Malcolm Taylor continued to re-write the club's record books with a male over-55 best time of 31.17mins whilst there was another seasons best effort from Colin Evans in 32.31mins.

 

Always looking for new races for the club to attend, Andy Unwin went off to the Ironbridge Half Marathon. He finished in 1hr 46.27mins.

 

The next race for Bro Dysynni runners is at Llyn Tegid, Bala on Saturday.

 

A.Unwin