News Report 14th November 2000

 

A total of 853 athletes gathered in wet, windy and cold conditions in Llandudno last Sunday to take part in the ever-popular Llandudno 10 mile race.

 

The conditions did not seem to bother the race winner, Ray Plant (Stoke), as he crossed the finishing line in 51.46mins. The 13-strong team of local Bro Dysynni athletes were led home on this occasion by Arthog runner Graeme Stringer, finishing in 1hr 06.05mins.

 

He was followed by club stalwart Richard Griffiths in 1hr 07.52mins with the other Dysynni finishers being Malcolm Taylor in 1hr 08.41mins, Andrea Goode (11th female finisher) in 1hr 10.09mins, Colin Evans in 1hr 12.55mins, Arthur Roberts in 1hr 14.55mins, Debbie Evans setting a personal best time of 1hr 16.32mins, Brenda Jones (3rd lady vet over-55) in 1hr 19.12mins, Sheila Jones of Dolgellau in 1hr 19.45mins, Roy Peel (2nd male vet. over-70) in 1hr 29.22mins, Gill Allday in 1hr 34.38mins, Alan Morton after having run both the New Jersey and New York marathons in the last two weeks finishing well in 1hr 36.58mins, Eirlys Griffiths in 1hr 46.34mins and Helen Williams in 1hr 48.22mins.

 

With no local races due this weekend, the main local athletics interest will be fixed on Margate in Kent where Barmouth athlete Adrian Bailey will be representing Wales in the Reebok International Cross Country race. Also taking part in the open race, wearing Bro Dysynni colours will be Adrian's training partner Alun Llyr Williams, who will no doubt benefit from competing in an international class fixture.