Croeso / Welcome.
Our next Race,
23 JULY 2016 - DOLGELLAU 5 MILE ROAD RACE.
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.
Newyddion / News.
Link to Club results for all Parkruns.
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.
Dolgellau #13: Arfon Hughes 20:41 and Clive Edgington 21:01.
Chipping Sodbury #112: Jeff Davies 21:18.
New 15/5/16 Powis 10k trail.
New 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".
New 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.
New 10/5/16 Moel y Gest.
New 8/5/16 Up Hill Down Dale - Crogen Estate.
New 4/5/16 Rhos tryfan 10k.
Two Meirionnydd runners ran in the Rhos Tryfan 10k.
Greame Stringer said "Fun Wednesday evening trip out to the Rhostryfan 10k road race - first 2 miles uphill, then so much downhill it seemed it would never end. One to highly recommend for next year. Tom Roberts Won the race in 35.31 and he wasn't too cold when I chugged over the line in 50.04.........just as well it was sunny.
New 3/5/16 Pen Dinas.
Nich Bradley ran in the Pen Dinas fell race, the 5th race in the Tuesday Night series. Nich finished in 36:23.
New 30/4/16 Wrexham 10 mile and North Wales Road Championship.
Tom Roberts was the sole Meirionnydd runner at the Wrexham 10 mile road race which also included the North Wales 10 mile Roead Championship. Tom finished 2nd in a time of 56:29 claiming silver in North wales championship.
New 30/4/16 LLangynhafal loop.
23/4/16 London Marathon.
Pete Nicholls ran in the London Marathon finishing in 5:35:33. Pete said "that's it no more..."
23/4/16 Moel Wnion.
23/4/16 Goldrush & Canicross.
A total of eleven and a half Meirionnydd runners took part in the events at Coed y Brenin. In the challenging 8.5 miles trail race first MRC home was Dylan Evans claiming 3rd M50 in 1:12:45; followed by Andrew Yates 1:13:44; Steve Loveluck 1:17:46; Anneliese Loveluck 2nd F40 1:18:39; Glyn Rowlands 1:21:54; Peter Barnes 1:34:48; Dai Rice 1:36:26; Kevin Owen 1:42:18; Haydn Fowler 1:47:16 and Jude Evans 1:54:19.
Pictures by Sport Pictures Cymru.
The remaining 1.5 Meirionnydd runners (Sorry buster your the half) were Jaqueline Fowler and Buster in the Goldrush Canicross who finished in 1:39:11.