News Report 29th May 1999


It was a busy Bank Holiday weekend for the athletes of Bro Dysynni with the club being represented at no fewer than 4 venues.


On the track, the club was represented by Alun Williams who took part in the Welsh Under-20's Championships in Brecon. Against tough competition, Alun claimed a bronze medal in the 5000 metres race in a time of 16.37mins despite the stormy conditions.


Also on Saturday, six club runners competed in the 10.5 mile Cader Idris Fell Race. The best placed club runner was Nigel Evans who finished 18th overall in a time of 1hr 48.30mins and was also the first Meirionnydd-based runner home. Othe times on the day were Graeme Stringer in 1hr 53.06mins, Colin Evans in 1hr 54.57mins, Andrea Goode in 2hrs 10.29mins, David Whittey in 2hrs 14.30mins and Brenda Jones who won the female over-55 section in a time of 2hrs 20.59mins.


On Sunday, the club was well represented at the National Trust Erddig 10k in Wrexham. Not for the first time this season, the club obtained a notable double by winning both the male and female categories. First home in a field of 274 was Adrian Bailey who retained his title in a course record time of 32.47mins. Also retaining her title in the ladies section was Paula Jeffs, first home in a time of 40.19mins. Fresh from his bronze medal the previous day, Alun Williams came home in 7th position in a time of 35.01mins. Other times on the day were Malcolm Taylor in 42.40mins, Colin Evans in 43.01mins, Barrie Jackson in 44.30mins, Andy Unwin in 47.16mins, John Williams in 52.16mins and Sheila Symonds in 74.30mins. Also running at Erddig were prospective club members and father and son from Llanbedr with son, Ffestyn Williams (47.10mins) leading home father, Humphrey Williams, who finished the race in 53.25mins.


To complete a hectic weekend, two club runners competed in the 4.5 mile Mynydd Myfyr fell race near Oswestry on Bank Holiday Monday. Nigel Evans completed the course in a time of 25.28mins with Barrie Jackson coming home in a time of 27.20mins to win the male over-55 section of the race.