News Report 27th March 1999

 

Ideal running conditions proved a bonus for the 12 Bro Dysynni athletes who took part in the Llyn Tegid 11.25mile road race.

 

Personal race bests and season's best times were recorded for the popular event that takes in a full lap of the lake, starting and finishing at the Penllyn Leisure Centre, Bala.

 

It was the Bro Dysynni ladies who once again scooped the prizes, taking first & second ladies teams. The ladies were led home by local runner, Glenda Davies (1st female over-35), in 2nd position in the ladies race overall in a time of 1hr 21.57mins, knocking minutes off her personal best Bala time.

 

Glenda, the club's 1998 handicap champion, showed that once again she will be the one to beat in '99. Glenda was well supported by her team-mates, with Brenda Jones (1st female over-55) following in 1hr 26.43mins and Marj Griffiths (1st female over-50) in 1hr 34.20mins. The trio won the ladies team prize.

 

The Bro Dysynni second-placed team was led by Gill Allday in 1hr 43.20mins and Christine Stevens in 1hr 43.33mins, both having first class runs and once again improving their season's form. The second team was made up by yet another prizewinner in Sheila Symonds (1st female over-65) in a time of 2hrs 16.34mins.

 

The Bro Dysynni men did not have it their own way, but nevertheless, Nigel Evans, despite a few stops en route, finished a highly commendable 3rd male over-40 in a time of 1hr 09.30mins, just ahead of Tywyn-based Walter Marsh (3rd male over-45) in 1hr 09.42mins. Keith Allday continued his improved form with 1hr 16.01mins, just getting the better of club-mates Malcolm Taylor in 1hr 16.37mins, Colin Evans in 1hr 21.42mins and Arthur Roberts in 1hr 27.18mins with Adrian Bennett having the best run of the Dysynni men as he finished in 1hr 25.28mins.

 

Other club members made the long trek down to South Wales for the Welsh 10k Championships in Swansea.

 

Adrian Bailey and Alun Llyr Williams took on the might of Welsh road running on the tough Swansea course.

 

The course took in two laps with the first part flat and fast, the second hilly and exposed to the strong wind.

 

Bailey stopped the clock in 32.06mins to claim 12th place with Williams following in 34.26mins.

 

A.Unwin