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.