News Report 13th August 2007

 

 

 A relatively quiet peiod has seen local athletes compete at three different venues recently.

 

Firstly, two local athletes took to the hills as they headed to Capel Curig to take part in the 6.2 mile Moel Siabod Fell Race, an event which also included 2,300 feet of climbing. The first of the duo home in a time of 57.26mins was Steve Gilliland of Tywyn, the Bro Dysynni athlete also having the added satisfaction of a 3rd place finish overall as well as claiming victory in the male over-40 category. Also showing well in her age category was Juliet Edwards of Dolgellau, the Meirionnydd Running Club athlete claiming 3rd place in the female over-40 category in a finishing time of 1hr 18.55mins.

 

Two Bro Dysynni athletes headed to Gobowen recently for the annual 4 mile race organised by Oswestry Olympians. The duo were led home by Barrie Jackson of Bala in 30.38mins with Malcolm Taylor of Criccieth following in 31.38mins, which also claimed 2nd place in the male over-60 category.

 

Finally, Gavin Griffiths of Tywyn was also in action recently at the BUPA Great Welsh Run, a 10k event held in Cardiff. The Dysynni athlete was well pleased with his finishing time of 56.51mins achieved in a rare race outing.

 

This coming Saturday, Tywyn will very much be the centre of attention as it hosts the 24th running of the 'Race The Train' event. Further details relating to the days various activities can be found on the official race web-site at www.racethetrain.com.

 

 

A.Unwin