News Report 29th January 2006
Local athletes have also been busy on the cross country circuit recently as athletes from Bro Dysynni represented their club at two fixtures, held at Wrexham and Ruthin respectively.
The Wrexham event was the seasons penultimate Majestic Travel North Wales Cross Country League fixture, with the final fixture due at Oswestry this coming Saturday afternoon. As ever the Dysynni ladies outnumbered their male counterparts, on this occasion by four to two. The first of the female quartet to finish was a resurgent Rosie Naish who completed the course in 18.19mins to claim 2nd place in the ladies over-45 category. As ever, Brenda Jones of Llanelltyd dominated the ladies over-60 category as she romped home in 22.19mins to be followed by Yolanda Marconi-Nolan whose time of 24.22mins claimed 3rd place in the ladies over-55 category. A successful team effort was completed by Marj Griffiths who claimed 2nd place in the ladies over-60 category as she finished in 25.48mins. The strong team effort ensured consolidation of the current 3rd place in Division 2 for Dysynni behind rivals Denbigh and Abergele Harriers. The two man mens team were led home by Bob Chilton of Hermon in 39.34mins whilst Barrie Jackson of Bala claimed victory in the male over-65 category, finishing in 43.22mins.
Staying in Clwyd, 5 Dysynni athletes were in cross country action again last Saturday afternoon as Ruthin School played host to the Gregsons Solicitors North Wales Cross Country Championships and a successful meet it was for Dysynni as 2 of the 5 competing claimed age group championship medals. The female trio competing were led home by Sheila Jones of Pwllheli in 28.06mins, she was followed by the first of the age category victors, namely Brenda Jones of Llanelltyd who dominated the ladies over-60 age group as she crossed the finishing line in 30.56mins. Dysynni also claimed second place in this category as Marj Griffiths showed her metal, finishing in a time of 36.14mins. It was left to Gwyn Jones of Pwllheli to lead home the two man team in the male event as he finished in 45.16mins to be followed by cross country stalwart, Barrie Jackson of Bala, who claimed victory in the male over-65 category in a time of 49.53mins.
One Dysynni athlete also took to the road last Sunday morning as Malcolm Taylor of Criccieth claimed victory in the male over-60 section of the Menai Bridge 10k road race in a finishing time of 45.32mins.