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Our next Race,

23 JULY 2016 - DOLGELLAU 5 MILE ROAD RACE.

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Sponsored by Guthrie, Jones and Jones.

New Details and Online entry:
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Tuesday, Club Runs.
Summer season runs start from 5th April. Runs will start from various locations around Meirionnydd. Link has details of meeting place & times: Timetable here.


Thursday, Run Coed y Brenin.
Runs commence from the running shop on a Thursday night at 6:30pm.
During the lighter evenings in the spring and summer months the runs go up to 2 hours in length for those that want that little longer mid-week run and visit some of the more technical and challenging routes, oh and we keep the Strava theme in there to help you gauge your progress throughout the year.
During winter runs require a good head torch and kit that is suitable for the weather and conditions. Typically these runs are of around 6 miles, stay to the well defined tracks, and every now and again are hill or speed sessions.
Details here: Here.


Saturday, Dolgellau Parkrun.
Parkrun every Saturday at 9am.
Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.
These events take place in pleasant parkland surroundings and we encourage people of every ability to take part; from those taking their first steps in running to Olympians; from juniors to those with more experience; everone is welcome to come along.
Details here: Here.

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Newyddion / News.

June Parkrun.
Link to Club results for all Parkruns.

New 4/6/16
Dolgellau #17:
Clive Edgington 20:22, Arfon Hughes 21:37, Glyn Rowlands 23:35, Mpho Bogatsu 26:33, Sioned Mair Jones 27:52 and Dai Rice 28:23.


May Parkrun.
Link to Club results for all Parkruns.

New 28/5/16
Dolgellau #16:
Arfon Hughes 20:23, Clive Edginton 20:27, Ricky Francis 21:23 and Sioned Mair Jones 27:36.
Chipping Sodbury #114: Jeff Davies 21:01.

14/5/16
Dolgellau #14:
1st Tom Roberts 18:50; Arfon Hughes 20:38; Clive Edgington 20:45; Sioned Mair Jones 20:48 and Mpho Bogatsu 29:15.

7/5/16
Dolgellau #13:
Arfon Hughes 20:41 and Clive Edgington 21:01.
Chipping Sodbury #112: Jeff Davies 21:18.


New 4/5/16 Abersoch 10k.

Tom Roberts and Graeme Stringer ran in the Abersoch 10k. Fist home was Tom in 36:08 and Graeme finished in 54:11.

Tom said "Been a cracking day in abersoch for the 10k. Tropical conditions made it tough going and after a hards week work was glad to just finish!! Was chuffed with 7th in a class field. Also well done Graeme Stringer for getting round and as always enjoying it!! Celebrate with pizza and beer!"

Abersoch 10k 2016

New 31/5/16 3 hills, tuesday night midweek series.

Nich Bradley said "Lovely evening for the Penmaenmawr 3 hills. Hot, steep and prickly as usual. Note for next year - lots of people in gardening gloves -but those with palm protection and lightweight backs discovered that you tend to romp(!) up the steep gorse on your knuckles not your palms! Really fast grass track down repays the suffering. Stunning scenery."
Time TBC.

3 hills 2016

New 28/5/16 Edinbrough Marathon Festival 10k.

Tom Roberts travelled north to run in the EMF 10k. Tom finished 4th in 35:03.

edinbrugh emf 10k tom roberts 2016

New 23/5/16 Ras y Gader.

finished cader 2016

Ten Meirionnydd runners took on this years Cader challenge. Excellent effort by all.
Photos thanks to Andy Evans, Peter Barnes and Babs.
Runners times at summit and end were:

  1. Tristan Evans summit 01:05:24-finish 01:48:23
  2. Dylan Evans summit 01:11:20-finish 01:59:04
  3. Andrew Yates summit 01:16:40-finish 02:06:23
  4. Steve Loveluck summit 01:19:42-finish 2:11:01
  5. Anneliese Loveluck summit 01:21:08-finish 02:12:02
  6. Glyn Rowlands summit 01:21:12-finish 02:20:38
  7. Juliet Edwards 3rd F50, summit 01:26:33-finish 02:24:38
  8. Kevin Evans summit 01:35:40-finish 02:38:08
  9. Dai Rice summit 01:35:30-finish 02:49:59
  10. Mpho Bogatsu summit 01:44:47-finish 03:02:05
ras y gader 2016 tristan edwards ras y gader 2016 dylan evans ras y gader 2016 andrew yates
ras y gader 2016 steve loveluck ras y gader 2016 analese loveluck ras y gader 2016 glyn rowlands
ras y gader 2016 juliet edwards ras y gader 2016 kevin evans ras y gader 2016 dai rice
ras y gader 2016 mpho bogatsu    

New 23/5/16 Ffrith 5k.

Two Meirionnydd runners travelled to Prestatyn for the Ffrith 5k which incorporated the 5k North Wales Championship. Clive Edginton finished 1st M60 in 20:00 also claiming Gold in the North Wales Championship.
Arfon finished in 19:54.

Photos by SJ photography

ffrith 5k 2016 Clive  edginton ffrith 5k 2016 arfon hughes

15/5/16 Powis 10k trail.

Elly Dee was the sole Meirionnydd runner at Dolly Mixtures' Powis 10k Trail race. Elly finished in 1:11:07
Elly said "Love trail running. Challenging 10k around a new route, beautiful views. Great support, friendly faces, fantastic organisation and nice bling. Home, run and back within 3.5 hours. What's not to love?"

powis 10k trail elly dee 2016

15/5/16 Chester half marathon.

Pete Nicholls ran in the Chester half marathon finishing in 2:00:25.
Pete said "If i hadn't stopped to talk to Mrs Nicholls on the way i would have finished under 2 hours".

chester half pete nicholls 2016

14/5/16 Moel Eilio.

In this the Third race in the WFRA North Wales Championship, the second in the Welsh Open Championship and the FRA Inter-Counties Championship two Meirionnydd runners participated. First home was Jeremy Randell who finished in 1:23:12 and Nich Bradley in 1:31:35.

Jeremy said "Blooming heck that was a tough run! A huge field started (and presumably finished) the race as it was a NW counter and also an Inter Counties Race. The weather was fantastic - for sitting in the garden but perhaps a tad warm for running/walking around the hills. It is amazing how one can forget all about the steep bits in a race; I soon became intimately reacquainted them!
A grand day out."

Nich said "If ever you ask yourself why you go fell running - and I spend the first half of most races thinking nothing else - Moel Eilio today was the answer! What a day! A big field with some incredible runners there doing the English inter counties champs. A privilege to line up behind them. Then Moel Eilio, some of the best fell running terrain anywhere, long steady climbs swooping grassy ridges and the long steep descent from Cynghorion.
All on a perfect day - the views were so spectacular I nearly stopped! Bright sun, the sky so blue, the ridges so sharp, I don't know how far we could have seen if I had looked around. The cool breeze was ideal and on the stern quarter for a lot of the time so that with a big field to guarantee competition throughout I managed to take 9 minutes off my last try. A day to treasure."

Pictures by Woodentops.org.uk.

moel eilio jeremy randell 2016 moel eilio nich bradley 2016  

10/5/16 Moel y Gest.

Nich Bradley ran in the Pen Dinas fell race, the 6th race in the Tuesday Night series. Nich finished in 50:38.

Nich said "Very wet and slippy on Moel y Gest tonight. Heavy rain just at the start didn't help. Glad I didn't wear a waterproof though cos it eased off and was quite warm. Shoe lace came undone again, beginning to think it isn't me but the laces."

moel y gest nich bradley 2016

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