News Report 17th August 2000

 

A small but enthusiastic field gathered at Barmouth harbour on Sunday to compete in the Barmouth Last Inn Hill Run.

 

Overnight rain had made the cross-country part of the course treachorous in places, while the humid conditions were far from ideal to run over an eight mile course.

 

One runner who did not let the conditions affect him was home runner Adrian Bailey, winning the race by over 3 and a half minutes in a time of 48.43mins. In second place was his training partner Alun Williams in 52.11mins, with Alan Duncan claiming third place overall and first veteran home in a time of 56.17mins.

 

The winner of the Senior Male Veteran category was Tywyn athlete Richard Griffiths in 1hr 02.33mins.

 

The ladies race was won by local athlete Andrea Goode in at time of 1hr 09.03mins, with second and third places going to Oswestry Olympians, Barbara Ward and Alison Talbot. The winner of the Senior Ladies Veteran class was Brenda Jones in 1hr 21.46mins.

 

The junior section of the race was won by promising Dolgellau athlete Tristan Evans in a time of 1hr 01.17mins, which was good enough to claim sixth place overall.

 

The Bro Dysynni quartet of Andrea Goode, Brenda Jones, Christine Stevens and Ann Lewis won the ladies team event, whilst their male counterparts of Adrian Bailey, Alun Williams, David Whittey and Tom Lewis won the male team event. In second place in the male team event and doing better than their name suggests, were a team called 'The Snails', made up of athletes Alan Duncan, Adam Kirton, Sean Allday and Paul Wheate.

 

 

A.Unwin