News Report 13th June 2011

Months of hard training came to fruition recently for Blaenau Ffestiniog based athlete, Dewi Roberts, who dominated proceedings at the Deganwy Dash 5.2 Mile Race. Having trained diligently over the Winter & Spring months, the Bro Dysynni athlete was well prepared for the Deganwy event as he led home the field of 138 competitors to claim overall victory in an impressive time of 30.50mins.

Two athletes affiliated to Meirionnydd Running Club took on one of the toughest fell running events within the Principality recently, namely the Welsh 1000 Metres Peak Race, a 32k event starting on the foreshore at Abergwyngregyn and taking in the ascent of the 3 Garnedds, namely Llewelyn, Dafydd & Ugain as well as the ascent of Glyder Fawr before the final ascent of Snowdon, a total combination of approximately 8,000 feet of climbing. The two in action were led home by Mark Atherton of Llan Ffestiniog, claiming an impressive 48th placed finish in a time of 5hrs 35.35mins with Nich Bradley of Dolgellau following in a time of 7hrs 04.23mins.

Juliet Edwards in action at the Foel Fras Fell Race held last Saturday afternoon

Also competing in a race which started in Abergwyngregyn recently was Juliet Edwards of Dolgellau, her chosen event being the 12 mile Foel Fras Fell Race which also included an overall climb of some 3,100 feet. Taking on the challenge with typical gusto, the Meironnydd Running Club athlete completed the arduous event in an impressive time of 2hrs 28.47mins.

Two of the younger members affiliated to Meirionnydd R.C. also represented their club recently at the Abersoch 10k Road Race. Returning home with impressive finishing times on this occasion were Tim Chesworth of Tywyn who completed the event in 45.20mins & Rob Thomas of Llanelltyd, home in 55.44mins.