News Report 18th May 2008


A relatively quiet week for athletes from Bro Dysynni A.C. & Meirionnydd Running Club saw each club represented by one athlete at two seperate races.


For Bro Dysynni A.C., that athlete was Malcolm Taylor of Criccieth who made his annual pilgrimage into Derbyshire to take part in the White Peak Half-Marathon based in and around the town of Matlock. Using his local knowledge well, the Dwyfor based athlete produced an excellent finishing time of 1hr 47.06mins for what is considered to be one of the more undulating courses run over the 13.1 mile half marathon distance.


Meirionnydd Running Club were represented by Tony Hodgson who made the short hop from his Porthmadog home to compete in the Moel Y Gest Fell Race, which was also the 5th event in  the 'Great Arete Tuesday Evening Series'. In a race considered to be a little on the short side for the Meirionnydd athlete, a finishing time of 41.15mins was still good enough to earn a respectable 22nd place finish out of the 37 athletes who completed the event.


Tony Hodgson should be back in action again this coming Saturday afternoon over his favoured longer distance, as Dolgellau plays host to the 16th running of the Cader Idris Fell Race. The event, sponsored by the Royal Ship Hotel of Dolgellau, is due off at 2.00pm and, weather permitting, will cover 3,000 feet of climbing over the 10.5 mile distance from Eldon Square in Dolgellau to the peak of Cader Idris and back. As well as the main race, there will be numerous junior races, sponsored by Bwyd Y Brenin of Dolgellau and Coed Y Brenin, from 11.00am onwards. Entires for these races will be taken on the day, further details are available on