News Report 13th December  2008


 Treborth, near Bangor, recently played host to the 3rd fixture out of 5 which make up the 2008-09 Grand Prix Express North Wales Cross Country League. Two stalwart athletes from Bro Dysynni were the sole local representatives on the day, resulting in the Tywyn based club slipping further down the league standings. However, the duo present both turned in sterling performances as Brenda Jones of Llanelltyd won the Female Over-65 category of her event in a time of 27.29mins, whilst Richard Griffiths of Tywyn also put in a strong shift as he completed the arduous course set in a time of 61.56mins.


Also running off-road recently was John Marsh of Tywyn, his chosen event being the Cardington Cracker Hill Race based in and around Church Stretton in Shropshire. Strength came very much to the fore in the 9 mile event which included 2,600 feet of climbing as  the Tarren Hendre athlete claimed victory in the Male Over-65 category of the event as he came home in an excellent time of 1hr 46.49mins.


Two local athletes also chose to stick to the roads recently, albeit at different events. Firstly, Meirionnydd Running Club athlete, Sandra Williams of Dolgellau, headed to Rhayadar to compete at the Elan Valley 10 Mile Road Race, an event she completed in a time of 1hr 35.09mins, whilst Malcolm Taylor of Criccieth headed to Wrexham to take part in the Helena Tipping 10k event, which the Bro Dysynni veteran in turn completed in a time of 47.03mins.