Archif 2007 Archive
12/12/07. Christmas Party time.
Beat the post Christmas blues with the annual Running Club festive party, this year to be held in the Dolgellau rugby Club on Saturday 12th January 2008 starting at 1930hrs. Full licence, buffet and live music from the "Brass Monkey's", all for a tenner!!!! Tickets available from any member of the committee.
12/11/07. Rhobell Fawr.
A pleasant enough day greeted the runners for this years race, with 70 competitors heading out onto the hill. No new age records but a fine performance by vet 40 Steve Gilliland to win the race with Sarah Kleeman taking the ladies title despite spraining her ankle on route! Results for the first race in this years Winter Series now available on-line. The short/junior race was won by Danny Evans of Brithdir with Bergitte Evans first girl.
01/08/07. Dol 5.
Dolgellau Fast 'n' Furious Five Mile - Results on-line.
A total of 90 runners turned out for the sixth running of the race. There were many new faces at the event, a good number went away happy with pb's and 5 age category records were broken! 21 juniors turned out for the short Fun Run, with Danny Evans of Dolgellau winning the race in 3.56 with Sanant Evans of Bala first girl in 4.26.
30/03/07. Aran Race.
Another record turn out for the race saw 103 competitors run Meirionnydd's highest peak in glorious spring sunshine. The race was won by Chris Waters of Ambleside in 1.31.54, just 28 seconds outside the course record, with the quickly improving Andrea Roberts of Eryri winning the ladies title in 1.50.29. Age group records were set in both the male 0/40 and 0/50 categories. A thrilling battle was seen in both the male and female sections of the Meirionnydd Winter Series for the overall titles. Steve Gilliland took a 1 second lead into the final race but was beaten on the day by nearly 2 mins by his closest competitor, which saw Roland Stafford of Mercia take this years title, and a half Aran Organic Lamb prize, in an overall time of 3.20.07. An even more dramatic finale to the ladies series saw Phoebe Webster of Aberystwyth lose a near 10 minute lead to Andrea Roberts of Eryri who beat her on the day and won the overall series by a mere 39 seconds in 4.01.54. Full race results, course records and Winter Series results now available on-line. The junior race was won by Luke Burrows of Newtown in 16.40 with Sarah Thomas of Bala first girl in 20.32.
03/02/07. Tarren Hendre Results.
One of the most amazing days for one of the most stunning fell races in this part of Wales saw a record turn out of 95 runners take to the hills in glorious spring sunshine. More than one runner commented on the "stunning views from the summit", apparently you could "..see for miles!". Now you can't ask for better adrenalin fuelled praise than that! The ladies course record fell to New Zealand international Anna Frost of Wrexham, while mens age records were beaten in both the 0/50 and 0/60 categories.
The Short/Junior race was won by Meirionnydd's Sarah Thomas of Bala in 13.58.
26/01/07. 1st AGM.
1st Birthday Party and AGM, St. David's Day, Thursday 1st March 2007
The Running Club Committee are pleased to announce that we will be holding the Club's First AGM, followed by an evening of chat and drinks to be held in the Royal Ship Hotel, Dolgellau commencing at 1930. Please make every effort to attend, we'll try to keep the evening light and interesting and it's an ideal opportunity to meet other members of the club, find out what's going on, let us know what you'd like to see the Club doing and generally have a nice social evening. We are also pleased to inform members that the next edition of the Club Newsletter; The Golden Goat; will be available for collection on the night; so go on, turn up and save the Club Treasurer a postage stamp! Proposals/Motions which members would like to have formally discussed at the AGM should be submitted in writing to the club secretary at least 2 weeks before the meeting.
The Club festive party was held recently on 12th night at the Coed y Brenin Forestry Commission visitor centre. Superb food provided by Bwyd y Brenin and live music from Casino saw 60 members, friends and family grooving the night away in the forest. Several members were last seen trying to launch into orbit from the basket swing in the childrens play area, in torrential rain, at midnight.......now that's a party!
04/01/07. London Marathon.
The two club places for the FLM were drawn from a hat at the club social meeting in mid December. The two lucky recipients were Tracey Evans and Frankie Vaughan, good luck to them and all other club runners taking part in the event.