News Report 19th April  2009


Past and present athletes from Bro Dysynni A.C. have had a successful time recently, both at home and overseas.


In New Zealand, former Dysynni member, Alun Williams of Barmouth, set a personal best time of 1hr 13.11mins to win the Shoe Clinic Southern Lakes Half Marathon held in the Cardrona Valley in the Wanaka region of the South Island. This success was largely attributed to the 2 - 3 weeks of 'aqua-jogging' training which eased the proud Welshman over the 13.1 mile course.


There was further Welsh Championship success for Brenda Jones of Llanelltyd recently as the Dysynni athlete won the 'Female Over-65' category of the Welsh 10 Mile Road Running Championships held in conjunction with the Teifi 10 Race in Lampeter. Championship success was gained in a time of 1hr 26.10mins with club colleague, Sheila Symonds of Dolgellau, following home in a time of 2hrs 17.50mins.


The same duo were also in action at the Chocoholic 5k Race held in Newtown over the Easter weekend, with both claiming further age category success. Once again, Brenda Jones led home the 'Female Over-65' class in a time of 25.07mins with Sheila Symonds winning the 'Female Over-70' section in a superb 40.28mins.


One further Bro Dysynni athlete in action recently was Marit Evans of Dolgellau, putting the finishing touches into her training for this weekend's London Marathon as she completed the Rhayadar 20 Miles Around The Lakes Race in a promising time of 3hrs 36.02mins.


Two Meirionnydd Running Club athletes have taken to the hills recently at two seperate fell running events. Firstly, Andrea Vaughan of Ganllwyd completed the Llantysylio Fell Race held in the Dee Valley around Llangollen, covering the 6.1 mile course, which included 2,100 feet of climbing, in a creditable time of 1hr 13.10. Secondly, club-mate Victor Gretton headed to Wellington in Shropshire to partake in the 5.5 mile 'Wrekin Fell Race', an event which also included a daunting 1,700 feet of climbing, the Meirionnydd Running Club stalwart covering the challenge in a time of 1hr 10.37mins.