News Report 17th December 2000


The athletes of Bro Dysynni prepared for the festive season by taking part in four different events last weekend.


Travelling the furthest were the Barmouth duo of Adrian Bailey and Alun Llyr Williams, whose port of call was the Belgian city of Brussels for the annual Cross-Cup 10k race. In a race which had an entry of over 700, Bailey managed to finish in a magnificent third position, being the first British runner home in 31.59mins. To complete a memorable weekend, Alun Llyr Williams finished in 33.50mins to claim 17th position overall.


A club trio also travelled to Betws Y Coed for the five mile Llyn Elsi fell race. First club finisher in his inaugural fell race was Tony Hodgson of Arthog in 38.11mins. He was followed by Graeme Stringer returning from injury, in 39.44mins and Andrea Goode in 39.55mins.


The biggest club turn-out of the weekend was at the Aberystwyth 10k which attaracted a dozen Bro Dysynni athletes. Leading the role of honour on this occasion was Walter Marsh in 37.50mins, he was followed by Keith Allday in 41.20mins, Mark Blunden in 41.40mins, Mike Palmer in an impressive 42.01mins, Huw Harrison delighted to be free from injury in 42.22mins, Alban Jones in 42.36mins, Debbie Evans finished off her running year with a personal best of 46.31mins, Alan Jones of Barmouth beginning his preparation for the 2001 London Marathon in 46.57mins, Andy Unwin in 47.37mins, Roy Peel in 54.13mins, Edi Jones in 55.43mins and making a welcome return to competitive racing was club super-veteran Tom Evans, home in 56.32mins.


To complete a particularly busy weekend for Bro Dysynni, Dolgellau athlete Colin Evans completed the Telford 10k in a time of 45.50mins.