News Report 21st November 2009


There was further international recognition recently for Llanelltyd-based athlete, Brenda Jones, as she was chosen as part of the Wales team representing the Principality at the British & Irish Masters Cross Country Championships which were held at Perry Bar, Birmingham.


The Bro Dysynni athlete was chosen as one of the Welsh representatives in the Female Over-65 category, and indeed, she led home the Welsh contingent in that section in a time of 35.00mins. However, in the overall team results within the category, the Welsh had to settle for an overall 3rd placed finish, with England clear winners in the section and Wales being pipped by one point by the Republic of Ireland for the runners-up spot.


To continue the 'international feel', the Dysynni veteran was also in oversees action recently, her chosen venue being Portugal for the 'Algarve International Running Challenge'. With the weather curtailing  the planned 4 races, a total of three were run, with the Llanelltyd resident covering the 5 mile trail run in 44.23mins, the 3k cross country event in 15.36mins and the 1 mile sprint challenge in an excellent 7.47mins. Her efforts resulted in an excellent overall 3rd placed finish within the Female Over-40 category.


Dylan Jones of Aberdyfi on his way to a fine finishing time of 53.24mins at the Corndon Classic Fell Race.


Two local athletes were also in action much closer to home recently, their chosen venue being the village of Priest Weston in Shropshire for the Corndon Classic fell race, an event measuring 5 mile in distance with a testing 2,000 feet of climbing included. Leading home the duo and claiming an impressive 4th placed finish out of a field of 74 was Ifan Richards of Brithdir, the Meirionnydd Running Club athlete finishing in a time of 46.19mins, just over 5 minutes behind race winner, Tim Davies of Maldwyn Harriers, who completed the event in a superb time of 41.04mins. The 2nd local finisher and claiming an excellent 20th placed finish overall was Dylan Jones of Aberdyfi, the Bro Dysynni athlete covering the  ground in a pleasing time of 53.24mins.