News Report 23rd October 2000


One hundred hardy runners braved the wind and rain to make the RSPB's first Penmaenpool 10 mile race a runaway success.


The inaugural event sponsored by the George III Hotel and Karrimor attracted plenty of local talent as well as athletes from other parts of the country. German athlete, Hendrik Bottger won the race in style with almost five minutes between him and runner up, Stephen Williams. Bro Dysynni runners managed three places in the men's top ten and local favourite Paula Jeffs was the first across the line in the women's race, closely followed by Andrea Goode in third place.


Organised by RSPB Mawddach Valley Reserve Warden, Graeme Stringer, to help raise funds for vital conservation work in Wales, the RSPB hopes that the race will become an annual event and will appeal to runners of all abilities.