News Report 12th  April  2009


Seven local athletes recently formed part of a field of 179 who took on the challenging 10k multi-terrain course set in and around the National Trust property at Chirk Castle, near Wrexham.


In a race won by Luke Northall (Tipton Harriers) in a time of 35.23mins, the local contingent were led home by Kevin Jones of Dolgellau, the Meirionnydd Running Club athlete claiming 12th place overall, as well as age group category victory in the 'Male Over-45' section, as he came home in a superb time of 39.49mins. The next local finisher, also wearing the colours of Meirionnydd Running Club, was Frankie Vaughan of Ganllwyd, home in a time of 44.49mins whilst the Bro Dysynni quartet in action were led home by Brenda Jones of Llanelltyd, her time of 54.11mins claiming victory in the 'Female Over-60' category. Club-mate, John Tee of Blaenau Ffestiniog followed in 55.36mins, a time good enough to just pip Meirionnydd Running Club athlete, Sioned Jones of Dolgellau, who followed 23 seconds later in a time of 55.59mins. Marit Evans of Dolgellau continued with her preparations for the forthcoming London Marathon as she completed the event in a time of 58.14mins with her Bro Dysynni team-mate, Malcolm Taylor of Criccieth following, continuing his comeback after recent lengthy injury problems, on this occasion home in a time of 58.48mins.


At the recent Stafford 20 Mile event, there were excellent performances from the Bro Dysynni duo of Brenda Jones, home in 3hrs 03.54mins and Marit Evans who completed the event in 3hrs 30.42mins, whilst the prolific Brenda Jones was also in action at the Village Bakery Wrexham Half Marathon, an event she completed in a time of 1hr 52.54mins. Also in action at the Wrexham event was Bro Dysynni veteran, Sheila Symonds, the Dolgellau based athlete completing the course in a time of 3hrs 06.56mins.


Ganllwyd's Frankie Vaughan was the sole local representative at the Rhayadar 5 Mile Road Race, an event he completed in 34.06mins, whilst Malcolm Taylor was the sole local competitor at the Chester Spring 5 Mile event, the Criccieth athlete home on this occasion in a time of 44.39mins.