News 19th December 2005


 With the build up to Christmas now almost complete, there has been no festive let up for local athletes, who have been in action at 3 different locations.


A trio of Bro Dysynni members were in Brecon recently competing in the Welsh Masters Cross Country Championships. Steve Gilliland formed part of the victorious North Wales Masters Mens Team who claimed victory in the National Team Championships. Over the 9.7k course, the Tywyn based athlete finished in 35.24mins to finish in an overall 10th position individually as well as forming part of the victorious North Wales team.


There were also 2 impressive performances in the Ladies Masters category as Rosie Naish completed the 5k course in 23.19mins with Brenda Jones of Llanelltyd covering the same distance in 26.44mins.


Two Dysynni runners were in action in Telford last Sunday, forming part of the large field of 435 competitors at the Telford 10k race. In a race won by Commonwealth Games bound athlete, Chris Davies of Telford A.C., in 29.21mins, the  Dysynni duo were led home by Nigel Evans of Dolgellau claiming 3rd place in the male over-50 category in 39.04mins whilst Andrea Goode of Arthog followed in 45.51mins.


One other local athlete in action recently has been John Marsh of Tywyn who competed at the 9 mile Cardington Cracker fell race which included an overall 2,600 feet of climbing. In the race which is based around Church Stretton in Shropshire, the Tarren Hendre athlete finished strongly in a time of 1hr 37.37mins to claim an overall 84th place finishing position in a field of over 300.


There are 2 local Boxing Day events being held this coming Monday.There is a choice of distances of either 8k or 5k at the Ynysmaengwyn Campsite based event being held in Tywyn with both distances being due off a 11.00a.m. An hour later athletes will be setting off at the 2.5 mile hill run in Ganllwyd with the race headquarters being the Tyn Y Groes Hotel. Further details regarding the above are available on