News Report 21st July 2008

 

Meirionnydd Running Club were well represented at Ras Moel Siabod which was held in Capel Curig last Saturday afternoon. A total of four club athletes formed part of a field of 80 who gathered to take on the 6.2 mile fell race which also included a total of 2,300 feet of climbing.

 

Continuing her fantastic run of form in the event was Kate Bailey, formerly of Dolgellau, who led home the Meirionnydd quartet as she came home in a time of 1hr 00.25mins, a time which also claimed overall victory in the female section of the race. Nich Bradley of Dolgellau followed, showing good form as he finished in 1hr 11.39mins, with Kevin Evans of Brithdir next home in 1hr 19.12mins. The quartet were completed by Juliet Edwards of Dolgellau who followed in shortly afterwards in a time of 1hr 20.50mins.

 

Two Meirionnydd Running Club athletes also ventured to North Yorkshire recently as Thirsk played host to the Kilburn Feast 7 Mile Road Race. The long journey proved worthwhile as Frankie & Andrea Vaughan of Corris finished in respective 93rd & 101st positions out of the 289 finishers in times of 53.07mins and 54.25mins.

 

Bro Dysynni were represented by two athletes at the Friday evening running of the Packwood 10k race held at Ruyton near Oswestry. Malcolm Taylor of Criccieth led home the duo in a time of 51.42mins whilst Brenda Jones of Llanelltyd claimed her customary victory in the Female Over-65 category, on this occasion in a time of 52.25mins.

 

There is local action this Saturday afternoon as Dolgellau plays host to the Nigel Evans (Plasterer of Distinction) sponsored Dolgellau 5 Mile Road Race. The main event is due off at 1.30pm, with the affiliated fun run due off slightly earlier at 12.30pm. Registration will be at the Dolgellau Rugby Club with race entries being accepted on the day. An added attraction this year will be the sight of a number of Dolgellau's fire-fighters who will be completing the event dressed in full fire-fighting gear. Further details relating to the race can be found on www.run-meirionnydd.co.uk.

 

A.Unwin