News Report 31st August 2008
moved from his native North Wales to
success for the former member of Bro Dysynni A.C. came at the 50k (31 mile)
event held as part of the Great Naseby Water Race Ultramarathon. The race was
held at altitude, as Naseby, a town within the Central Otago region of the
South Island, is the highest town within
altitude posed little or no problem to the
Much closer to home, a quartet of Meirionnydd Running Club athletes headed to Croesor to take part in the 4.5 mile Ras Y Cnicht fell race, an event which included a total ascent of 1,800 feet.
In a race
won by Eryri Harrier' Richard Roberts in a time of 36.30mins, the first of the
Meirionnydd quartet home was Dave Whittey of Llanelltyd in a time of 49.40mins.
He in turn was followed by team-mate,
A trio of
Bro Dysynni athletes also headed to
Also recently, two local athletes took part in an event held totally on sand. The race was the Borth 10k Beach Run and battling the elements on this occasion were Frankie Vaughan of Corris, the Meirionnydd Running Club member leading home the Male Over-50 competitors in a time of 46.13mins, whilst a busy Marj Griffiths followed in a time of 63.34mins.
Finally, Meirionnydd Running Club athlete, Kate Bailey, headed south to take part in the arduous Brecon Beacons Fell Race. In a race measuring 18 miles in distance and taking in a total of 4,500 feet of climbing, an outstanding finishing time of 3hrs 14.58mins ensured a terrific 2nd place finish within the female section of the event for the athlete formerly based in Dolgellau.