News Report 30th April 2007

 

Wrexham was the venue last Saturday afternoon for the North Wales 10 Mile Road Running Championships as the town held it's annual 10 mile race.

 

Amongst the relatively small field competing were two local runners affiliated to Bro Dysynni AC. Malcolm Taylor of Criccieth completed the event in 1hr 24.40mins with team-mate, Barrie Jackson of Bala, having the satisfaction of victory in the male over-65 category as he followed shortly afterwards, in a finishing time of 1hr 25.14mins.

 

Meanwhile, the lighter evenings have seen the commencement of the 14th Peak Tuesday Evening Fell Race Series organised by Eryri Harriers. To date, three of the eight race series have been completed with a trio of Meirionnydd Running Club athletes featuring prominantly. In the first event, held at Foel Lus, Nich Bradley of Dolgellau was the sole local competitor, finishing in a time of 32.20mins. Next up was the Aber Fell Race held near Bangor. On this occasion, Adam Haynes of Rhyd led home the Meirionnydd contingent, 4th overall in 34.03mins, with son William Haynes following in 40.55mins, whilst Nich Bradley followed, on this occasion in 45.57mins. At the most recent event, Ras Mynydd Mawr, the same trio were in action. As previously, Adam Haynes led them home, 5th on this occasion in 36.36mins, William Haynes turned in an impressive performance, 8th overall in 37.43mins, with Nich Bradley following in 47.55mins. The next event in the series is the Moel Y Gest race being held on May 15th.

 

Of more immediate concern is this Sunday, as Tywyn plays host to the 21st running of the Craig Yr Aderyn/Bird Rock Half Marathon. As ever, the main race is due to commence at 12.00 Noon with a 2 mile fun run due to follow at 12.10pm. As always, the race headquarters will be Tywyn Secondary School. Further details relating to the event are available on www.brodysynniac.co.uk.

 

A.Unwin