News 14thJanuary 2006
Twelve months of toil and endeavour were recognised last Saturday night at the annual presentation awards for members of Bro Dysynni A.C.
The well attended evening held in Abergynolwyn saw 7 trophies handed out for various activities completed over the previous 12 months. The prestigous club road running handicap trophy was shared for only the second time in the clubs history as previous winners Jos Jones of Tywyn and Malcolm Taylor of Criccieth battled gamely throughout the year to finish level and well clear of third placed finisher, Steve Gilliland of Tywyn.
The cross country handicap trophies for male and female athletes proved to more clear cut as Sheila Jones of Pwllheli and Barrie Jackson of Bala finished victorious as did Steve Gilliland and Brenda Jones who won their respective male and female club age performance categories for their efforts earlier this year at the Dolgellau 5 mile race.
Local athletes have also started the New Year very brightly. In Wanaka, Queenstown in New Zealand, Adrian Bailey, originally of Barmouth, claimed a comfortable victory in the Southern Muster Half Marathon in a time of 1hr 13.29mins. Closer to home three local athletes have also been in action at seperate locations recently. Firstly Kate Williams of Aberdyfi was in action in Gloucestershire as she completed the 15.4k Forest Of Dean Trail Run in 1hr 27.41mins. Also in action was Nick Bradley of Dolgellau who headed to Llandegla on New Years Day to compete in the 6 mile Cyrn Y Brain Hangover Hobble Fell Race. In a race which included 800 feet of climbing, the Dolgellau GP was happy with his finishing time of 56.29mins. Finally, Bro Dysynni member Owen Rees was in action in Herefordshire as he completed the Wye Valley 10k in a time of 38.09mins to claim an excellent 20th place finish in a field of over 200.
Pictures from the Presentation Awards/Ceilidh