News Report 29th October 2006
* Pictured in action at the second fixture of the Majestic Travel Cross Country League held in Lilleshall are Dysynni athletes Yolanda Marconi-Nolan, leading the pack, with Marjorie Griffiths safely positioned within the pack. Picture comes courtesy of the excellent Denbigh Harriers website www.denbighharriers.com with their club member obviously recognising the camera holder!* Lilleshall in Shropshire was recently the venue for the second fixture of the season of the Majestic Travel North Wales Cross Country League and despite the distance to travel a team of 7 athletes for Bro Dysynni made the trip to represent their club.

Of the seven, four competed in the ladies race, with the local quartet being led home by Sheila Jones of Pwllheli, 37th finisher overall in a time of 23.34mins. She was followed by Marit Evans of Dolgellau in 27.05mins whilst two cross country stalwarts, namely Yolanda Marconi-Nolan (3rd lady over-55) and Marj Griffiths (1st lady over-60), completed the ladies line-up in respective times of 27.37mins and 28.33mins.

In the mens section, the first of the trio of Dysynni finishers was Richard Griffiths of Tywyn in a time of 43.43mins. He was followed by team-mates John Nolan in 47.02mins and Barrie Jackson of Bala (3rd male over-65) in 48.06mins.

Two Meirionnydd Running Club athletes were also in action in Shropshire recently, this time in Criggion for the Breidden Hills fell race. In a race measuring 7 miles in distance and including 2,300 feet of climbing there were pleasing performances by Tony Hodgson of Llanelltyd and Kevin Evans of Dolgellau as they finished in times of 1hr 09.05mins and 1hr 18.31mins.

Finally, Tywyn veteran Alan Morton continues to chalk up his impressive number of marathon race performances. His latest venture was at the Niagara Fallsview International Marathon. Uniquely the race started in the U.S. and finished in Canada with the Bro Dysynni life member completing the 26.2mile challenge in a time of 5hrs 50.37mins which also claimed 3rd place in the male veteran over-70 category.

A.Unwin