News Report 27th November 2005

 

A quartet of athletes from Bro Dysynni A.C. recently formed part of the field of 223 athletes competing in the 11 mile Penmaenmawr Fell Race which included a total of 1500 feet of climbing.

 

The first of the quartet to finish, in 9th place overall, was Steve Gilliland of Tywyn in a time of 1hr 21.14mins. He was followed by Tony Hodgson of Llanelltyd in a time of 1hr 31.37mins, which claimed an overall 46th position, whilst Gwyn Jones of Pwllheli claimed 55th place in 1hr 33.25mins. The quartet was completed by Bob Chilton of Hermon whose time of 1hr 41.43 claimed 89th place which ensured all four Dysynni competitors comfortably claimed a top half finish on the day.

 

Further afield, Tywyn super veteran Alan Morton continues to add to his impressive total of distance races completed. Two of his most recent displays were at the ING New York City Marathon where he finished in 6hrs 48.31mins and closer to home, at the Jersey Half Marathon where a time of 2hrs 47.49mins claimed victory in the male veteran over-70 category.

 

Also on distance shores, Adrian Bailey of Barmouth continues to compete in New Zealand. His most recent outing was at the Adidas Auckland Marathon where a time of 2hrs 35.46mins claimed an impressive 8th place finish out of 1014 competitors.

 

Inclement weather conditions closer to home as well as the fact that many Dysynni runners were competing in sunnier climbs in Lanzarote meant that only one representative of the club was in action at the 3rd fixture of the Majestic Travel North Wales Cross Country League. That runner was Barrie Jackson of Bala who made his way to Lilleshall in Shropshire to compete an undulating course in wintry conditions in a time of 39.26mins.

 

A.Unwin