News Report 27th August 2011

Both British & Welsh Championship honours have recently been bestowed on two of the strong female veteran section of athletes affiliated to Bro Dysynni A.C.

Firstly, at the British Masters Athletic Federation Half Marathon Championships held in Leek, Staffordshire, the British Championship within the Female Over-70 age category was claimed by Brenda Jones, the Llanelltyd-based athlete claiming gold medal status as she crossed the finishing line in a time of 2hrs 17.19mins.

National honours were also claimed by Sheila Symonds recently as the Bro Dysynni athlete claimed victory within the Female Over-75 category of the Welsh National 10k Championships, which were held in conjunction with the Merthyr Police 10k, the Dolgellau athlete claiming age category gold in an excellent time of 1hr 25.58mins.

Having been victorious in Leek, Brenda Jones returned to competitive action at the Ellesmere 10k Road Race, near Oswestry. Once again, the Bro Dysynni athlete dominated the Female Over-70 category of the event, as she claimed victory in the section in a time of 54.01mins. Also running in Ellesmere and also claiming age category success, on this occasion within the Male Over-70 category, was Barrie Jackson of Bala, the Meirionnydd R.C. athlete victorious in a time of 1hr 01.20mins.

Two athletes affiliated to Meirionnydd R.C. also headed 'off-road' recently, their chosen event being the Gladstone Fell Race, a 9 mile event which included an overall climb of 2,890 feet. Claiming an excellent 8th placed finish in the event held in the Penmaenmawr area was Mark Atherton of Llan Ffestiniog in a time of 1hr 22.55mins with club colleague, Juliet Edwards of Dolgellau, following in a pleasing 1hr 53.56mins.