News Report 30th January 2010


A relatively quiet start to the New Year has seen local athletes in action at two seperate races recently, with both events competed for over the 10k distance.


The largest turnout was at the Twin Piers 10k race where 5 local athletes took on the challenge of an event which took in the coastal road between Llandudno & Colwyn Bay. In a race won by Matthew Roberts (Eryri Harriers) in a time of 32.48mins, the 1st of the local contingent home was John Tee of Blaenau Ffestiniog, the Bro Dysynni athlete crossing the finishing line in a time of 50.22mins. Next local home was another of the four strong squad from Bro Dysynni as Llanelltyd-based Brenda Jones finished in a time of 52.47mins, a time good enough to claim age category success in the Female Over-65 section. Hot on her heels was Criccieth-based, Malcolm Taylor, the 3rd Dysynni finisher in a time of 52.52mins. He in turn was followed by the sole Meirionnydd Running Club athlete in action on the day, as Rob Thomas of Llanelltyd came home in a time of 55.50mins. The local contingent in action at the event was completed by Marj Griffiths of Aberystwyth, the Bro Dysynni stalwart completing the course in a time of 64.27mins.


The other 10k event held recently was the Menai Bridge 10k, an event starting and finishing in Ysgol David Hughes, Menai Bridge, and also taking in a loop of Upper Bangor. The undulating course proved very much to the liking of the sole local competitor, as Tom Roberts of Dolgellau came home in 4th position overall in a time of 37.08mins which also established a new club record over the 10k distance for athletes affiliated to Meirionnydd Running Club.