News Report 20th September 2008


A quartet of athletes from Bro Dysynni A.C. recently headed south to Llanidloes to take part in the nine mile 'Source of the Severn' multi-terrain race run through the picturesque Hafren Forest. The first of the quartet home, in an overall 41st position, was club stalwart Richard Griffiths of Tywyn, who completed the event in an impressive time of 1hr 14.59mins. He was followed by Brenda Jones of Llanelltyd, 1st home in the Female Over-60 category, in a time of 1hr 35.40mins. Class category victory was replicated by Sheila Symonds of Dolgellau, first home in the Female Over-70 category in 2hrs 37.46mins, whilst running partner Eirlys Griffiths of Tywyn followed shortly afterwards in a time of 2hrs 38.24mins.


Venturing further afield were the Meirionnydd Running Club husband and wife team, as Andrea & Frankie Vaughan of Corris headed to Ambleside in the Lake District for the undulating Great Langdale Half Marathon. On this occasion it was Andrea who finished on top, her time of 1hr 43.21mins claimed a 99th placed finishing position out of the 446 who completed the event. Husband Frankie followed shortly afterwards as a time of 1hr 46.58mins claimed a 131st place position in the final results list.


Their Meirionnydd Running Club team-mate, Kate Bailey, produced yet another outstanding performance recently, as a time of 2hrs 57.42mins claimed overall victory in the female section of the 19 mile Stretton Skyline Fell Race in Church Stretton, Shropshire, an event which also included a total of 4,450 feet of climbing.


Finally, there was another impressive outing for Bro Dysynni's Gavin Griffiths. On this occasion, the former resident of Tywyn was in action at the HSBC City of Cardiff 10k, an event he completed in a pleasing time of 52.01mins.