Adrian Bailey on his way to a fine 3rd placed finish at the Buller Gorge Marathon in New Zealand.

A trio of athletes affiliated to Bro Dysynni A.C. came very much to the fore at the recent Nick Beer 10k Road Race, an event based in and around Llandudno, which also included a challenging loop of the Great Orme. Leading home the trio was John Tee of Blaenau Ffestiniog, crossing the finishing line in a time of 53.38mins. The other two Dysynni athletes in action returned home with age category victories as Brenda Jones of Llanelltyd and Sheila Symonds of Dolgellau won the Female Over-65 & Female Over-75 categories in respective times of 55.15mins & 98.19mins.

A past member of Bro Dysynni has also been hitting the headlines recently, as Adrian Bailey continues to compete in his adoptive New Zealand. His most recent outing was at the Buller Gorge Marathon on the South Island, a 42.2k event which took in the towns of Hawks Crag, Berlins & Westport amongst others. On this occasion, the previous resident of Barmouth claimed a fine 3rd placed finish as he completed the event in a time of 2hrs 40.23mins.

Five athletes with strong local connections were also in action recently, as the grounds of the Northop Campus of Glyndwr University played host to the George Crump MBE Welsh Cross Country Championships for 2011. Two Meirionnydd R.C. athletes competed in the Male Under-17 event, run over a 5,880 metre course. Claiming an overall 10th placed finish in a time of 21.16mins was Alex Lanz of Dolgellau with team-mate Jamie Evans of Bryncrug following in 18th spot in a time of 24.02mins. Two further Meirionnydd athletes were in action in the Senior Men's Race, run over a testing 10,300 metre course. Claiming an overall 20th place in the Championship race was Ifan Richards of Brithdir in a time of 37.42mins with team-mate, Tom Roberts of Dolgellau, following in 36th spot in a time of 41.23mins. An athlete with strong Porthmadog connections claimed a superb 2nd placed spot in the 'Senior Women's' race as Alaw Beynon-Thomas of Carmarthen Harriers covered the 6,860 metre course in a time of 26.02mins.