News Report 20th December 2008


Five locally affiliated athletes headed due south recently to form part of the field of over 250 competitors at the Aberystwyth 10k Road Race.


In a race won comfortably by Burundian athlete, Jean Ndayisenga (Birchfield Harriers) in a time of 30.07mins, the first of the local contingent to finish was Tom Jones of Aberdyfi, the Bro Dysynni athlete claiming a top-40 finish in an excellent time of 40.23mins. Frankie Vaughan of Ganllwyd, the only Meirionnydd Running Club competitor on the day, turned in a polished performance to finish in 43.11mins, whilst Malcolm Taylor led home a trio of Bro Dysynni athletes to finish the event, as the Criccieth based athlete finished in 48.06mins, to be followed by team-mates, Rhian Jones of Aberdyfi and Marj Griffiths of Aberystwyth who followed in respective times of 54.39mins and 62.12mins.


There are two local events being held over the festive period, aimed both at the serious and not-so-serious competitor. Firstly, Boxing Day will see the Christmas running of the Tyn-Y-Groes Hill Run. The 2.7 mile event, which will include 700 feet of climbing is due off at 12.00 Noon from the Tyn-Y-Groes Hotel in Ganllwyd, near Dolgellau. The Dysynni Valley will then be the venue for the Bro Dysynni Resolution Run on Sunday, 4th January, 2009. Here, competitors will have a choice of either a 2 mile or a 4 mile event with all competitors being given the opportunity to estimate their own finishing times. There will be a prize for the closest estimate. The event is due to start at 11.00am from the Gwalia Store Car Park (near Tywyn Cinema) in Tywyn. Further details relating to both events can be found on