News Report 29th April 2012

Five locally affiliated athletes were in action at the recent Virgin London Marathon, with all five performing admirably over the 26.2 mile course. Leading home the locally affiliated contingent was Tony Hodgson of Llanelltyd, the 1st of four Meirionnydd Running Club athletes to complete the course, on this occasion in a time of 3hrs 22.56mins. A further trio of Meirionnydd athletes followed in the guise of the Dolgellau based duo of Juliet Edwards & Margaret Roberts, as well as Rob Thomas of Llanelltyd, who completed the famous course in respective times of 4hrs 02.32mins, 4hrs 31.32mins & 5hrs 39.51mins. Representing Bro Dysynni A.C. at the event was Marj Griffiths, the Aberystwyth based athlete home in an excellent time of 6hrs 01.42mins.

Closer to home, recent midweek action has seen the 2nd & 3rd events of the 10 race Joe Brown 19th Midweek Fell Running Series being held. The first of the two events was the Foel Lus Fell Race held near Penmaenmawr. The race attracted the interest of a quartet of locally affiliated athletes, led home by Ifan Richards of Brithdir, the Meirionnydd R.C. claiming 2nd spot on the night in a time of 23.20mins. Dylan Jones of Cerist Tri claimed an excellent 4th spot, the Aberdyfi based athlete crossing the finishing line in a time of 23.59mins, before the Meirionnydd R.C. duo of Glyn Griffin of Penrhyndeudraeth & Mark Atherton of Llan Ffestiniog claimed 10th & 17th placed finishes in respective times of 24.56mins & 26.18mins. The action then moved on to the Mynydd Mawr Fell Race, held in the village of Y Fron, situated between Rhosgadfan & Carmel. There was another 2nd place finish for Ifan Richards, on this occasion in a time of 32.22mins, with Glyn Griffin claiming 6th spot in a time of 35.45mins. The Meirionnydd trio in action on the evening were completed by Huw Brassington, the Bontddu based athlete home in a time of 37.43mins.

Finally, an athlete affiliated to Bro Dysynni A.C. was recently in action at the 26th running of the 10k Pentyrch Hill Race held in Cardiff. The athlete in question was Gavin Griffiths, originally of Tywyn, and on a rainy South Wales evening the Dysynni athlete had reason to be pleased with his efforts as he completed the demanding course in a time of 1hr 09.51mins.