Bro Dysynni A.C. News 27th September 2005


One of the busiest athletes from Bro Dysynni A.C. recently has been Dolgellau G.P. Juliet Edwards, who has competed in two endurance races over consecutive weekends.


First up was the Lowe Alpine sponsored Mourne Mountain Challenge which was a 2 day event held in County Down, Northern Ireland. The event was classed as an adventure race for teams of two and, along with running partner Caroline Wilson, the duo set out for the 40k race which involved navigating their way from checkpoint to checkpoint as well as an overnight camp. With respective times of 4hrs 57.31mins for the first day of competition along with 4hrs 47.38mins for the second day, the combined total of 9hrs 45.09mins earned the duo victory in the veteran ladies category as well as 32nd position out of 119 teams in the 'C' class category of the race.


Following on from the above, Juliet was on the starting line again last Sunday morning for her inaugural marathon race at the 2nd running of the Menter Mon Anglesey Marathon. Once again the Dolgellau based athlete excelled as she claimed an overall 5th place in the female category of the race in a time of 4hrs 02.35mins.


Another Dysynni athlete in inaugural marathon action recently was Stewart Langston of Tywyn. His chosen event was the Experian Robin Hood Marathon in Nottingham and a finishing time of 3hrs 31.57mins earned an excellent 299th placed finish out of 1207 competitors.


A far more experienced athlete when it comes to long distance events is Tywyn super-veteran Alan Morton. He recently completed his 500th half marathon at the Great North Run event in Newcastle in a time of 3hrs 06.42mins.


Still in the north, 2 athletes from Dysynni recently competed at the 5th World Masters Mountain Running Championships which were held in Keswick. In the male over-40 category a finishing time of 59.03mins earned Steve Gilliland a 32nd place finish in his category which attracted 191 entrants whilst an equally impressive time of 1hr 06.40mins earnt Llanelltyd athlete Brenda Jones an 8th place finish out of the 13 competing in the female over-60 category.


Closer to home, a trio of Dysynni athletes were in Chester last Sunday for the Sutton 6 race over the 10k distance. Continuing his resurgence in the race was Dolgellau veteran Nigel Evans who built up a comfortable cushion over his team mates as he finished in 39.11mins. Next home was Frankie Vaughan of Dolgellau in his 2nd ever race over the distance, finishing in 47.57mins whilst the Dolgellau trio were completed by Marit Evans, happy with her time as she finished in 53.34mins.