News Report 28th February 2010
The Rhug Estate in Corwen recently played host to the Rhug Organic North Wales Cross Country Championships (supported by Grand Prix Express) with the event attracting the interest of half a dozen locally affiliated athletes.
In the Senior Male event, Dolgellau's Tom Roberts continued his recent excellent run of form as a time of 41.30mins ensured an impressive 9th placed finish for the Meirionnydd Running Club athlete. He was followed home by team-mates Ifan Richards of Brithdir, 15th overall in a time of 42.19mins and Kevin Jones of Dolgellau, 16th overall in 42.29mins.
There was another excellent showing from Alex Lanz of Dolgellau in the Under-17 Male category as a time of 21.46mins ensured a pleasing 3rd placed finish for the Meirionnydd runner. At the other end of the age scale, Barrie Jackson of Bala flew the flag for the Meirionnydd team, with a time of 36.13mins claiming a 4th placed finish in the Over-70 Male Masters section.
In the Senior Ladies section, Andrea Vaughan of Ganllwyd was the sole Meirionnydd competitor in the event, her finishing time of 27.02mins claiming an overall 18th placed finish, whilst Brenda Jones of Llanelltyd was the sole Bro Dysynni athlete in action at the event, collecting the title of North Wales Champion in the Female Over-65 category as she crossed the finishing line in a time of 32.37mins.