Archif 2015 Archive

26/12/15 Devils Chair dash.

Andrew Yates ran in the Mercia's Devils Chair dash on boxing day and finishing in 30:46.

20/12/15 Cordon Classsic.

Andrew Yates ran in the Cordon Classic fell race finishing in 57:07.
Andrew said "A Wet course today at Corndon fell race , strong winds on peaks but happy with the feelings and 1min 37 quicker than last year, so good indicator that winter base building is on target so far."

7/12/15 Aberystwyth 10km.

Eight meirionnydd runners took part in the Aberystwyth 10K. First home was Tom Roberts in 4th place overall and 1st Senior in 33:54 followed by Arfon Hughes 44:31, Nich Bradley 1st M60 44:37, Dylan Evans 45:28, Juliet Edwards 49:50, Peter Barnes 52:48, Mpho Bogatsu 55:10 and Elly Downing in 1:00:58.

Pictures by Gareth Roberts.

Tom Roberts Aber 10k 2015 Arfon Hughes Aber 10k 2015 Nich Bradley Aber 10k 2015
Dylan Evans Aber 10k 2015 Juliet Edwards Aber 10k 2015 Peter Barnes Aber 10k 2015
Mpho Aber 10k 2015 Elly Dee Aber 10k 2015  

December, parkrun.

Jeff Davies ran in the Swindon parkrun #283 on the 26th finishing in 21:53.
Jeff Davies ran in the Newbury parkrun #209 on the 19th finishing in 22:26
Ricky Francis ran in the Aberystwyth parkrun #174 on the 19th finishing in 20:03 a new PB.
Jeff Davies ran in the Swindon parkrun #280 on the 5th finishing in 21:57.

28/11/15 North Wales Cross Country League 2015/16, Mold.

Seven meirionnydd runners travelled for the third race of the 2015/16 NWXC league at Alun High school, Mold. The conditions were exceptionally soft, muddy and wet.

First home was Tom Roberts 9th 32:57 followed by Jeremy Randell 36:25; Ricky Francis 38:30; Andrew Yates 40:18; Clive Edgington 41:44; Arfon Hughes 41:57 and Nich Bradley 42:03.

The updated scores for Division One are as follows:

  1. Shrewsbury AAC 406
  2. Eryri Harriers, 514
  3. Oswestry Olympians AAC, 577
  4. Bangor University AAC, 579
  5. Buckley RC, 778
  6. Meirionnydd RC, 1,245
  7. Deeside AAC, 1,282
  8. Tattenhall Runners, 1,727
Mold xc 2015

22/11/15 Colwyn bay half marathon.

Conwy half 2015

Four Meirionnydd runners ran in the Colwyn bay half marathon. First home was Jeremy Randell in 1:25:59 with a New M50 club record. followed by Peter Barnes in 2:05:23, Jude Evans 2:14:45 and Lucie Llewellyn in 2:44:05.

Pictures by Mick Hall.

Conwy half marathon Peter Barnes 2015 Conwy half marathon Jude Evans 2015 Conwy half marathon Lucie LLewellyn 2015

15/11/2015 Wrekin wrecker.

Two meirionnydd runners ran in the Wrekin Wrecker. Fist home was Jeremy Randell in 1:14:19 followed home by Andrew Yates in 1:23:12.

Pictures from Plastcrule, Colin Williamson.

wrekin wrecker jeremy randell 2015 wrekin wrecker Andrew Yates 2015  

November, parkrun.

Jeff Davies ran in the Ponphery Hill #162 on the 7th finishing 1st M65 in 23:00.
the Colby #75 Parkrun on the 14th finishing 1st M65 in 22:45
and the Wyre Forest parkrun # 14 on the 28th finishing 1st M65 in 22:45.

Nich Bradley ran in the Edinburugh Parkrun on 10th October and the 14th November finishing in 21:28 PB and 21:47 respectively

7/11/15 Rhobell Fawr.

Saturday morning had wind heavy rain and cloud down to 500 ft. 64 runners turned up to battle the elements, and there was just a hint of disappointment as just before the start the top came out of the cloud and the rain stopped and pre race notices were delivered with the promise of sunshine! The wise don’t trust in promises and before the first checkpoint the weather was closing in rapidly offering heavy rain high winds and very restricted visibility.

Rhobell 2015 runners

Most runners hugged the wall up and down. Gareth Wyn Hughes was first man back in 51:17, over a minute ahead of Mynydd Ddu’s Mark Palmer who in 52:23 took Edward Davies’ (Mercia) 2006 over 50 record 55:01. Third place went to last years Meirionnydd Winter Series winner Karl Steinegger of Ambleside AC in 57:06.

Rhobell fawr 2015 men winner

The Women’s competition was won by Katie Beecher of Mynydd Ddu in 59:08 with Sarah Ridgeway second in 1:01:55 with rising star of Eryri Bronwen Jenkinson taking third place in1:06:29, taking the Junior Woman record of 1:07:43 from Beckie Taylor (Bangor UAC).

Rhobell fawr 2015 lady

Everyone reported the conditions on the summit as pretty wild - refreshing was one description- and there was much gratitude for the volunteers, and delight in the soup and cakes in the village hall after.

We look forward to the second race at Tarren Hendre with its 3 steep climbs and mad forest descent on Jan 30th. NB.

Results 2015: here.
Prizes: here.
Photos by Arfon Hughes: Facebook.
Photos by Dan Wyre.

Meirionnydd runners who ran in the race included:

Rhobell 2015 Tristan Evans Rhobell 2015 Alan Jones Rhobell 2015 Andrew Yates
Rhobell 2015 Adam Preston Rhobell 2015 Dylan Evans Rhobell 2015 Glyn Rowlands
Rhobell 2015 Kevin Owen Rhobell 2015 Kevin Evans Rhobell 2015 Dai Rice
Rhobell 2015 cake

7/11/15 Betws-y-Coed Trail Challenge & Canicross.

Three meirionnydd runners ran in the Betws-y-Coed Trail Challenge. First home was Sharon Lewis Griffin in 1:06:33 who was followed home by Jude Evans 1:12:30 and Haydn Fowler in 1:10:26.

Pictures from Sport Pictures Cymru.

Betws y coed trail 10k 2015 Sharon Lewis Betws y coed trail 10k 2015 Jude Evans Betws y coed trail 10k 2015 Haydn Fowler

In the Canicross, a race with 72 runners and dogs Jaqcueline Fowler and Buster finished in 1:08:08.

Youtube video here. Betws y coed trail canix 2015 J Fowler

1/11/15 Abergele 5.

Five Meirionnydd runners ran in the Abergele 5. The race incorporated the North Wales 5 mile championship. Congratulations to the three champions who came home with medals.

Pictures by Gareth Roberts.

Abergele 5 Tom Roberts 2015 Abergele 5 Jeremy Randell 2015 Abergele 5 Jeff Davies 2015
Abergele 5 Sioned Jones 2015 Abergele 5 Sheila Symonds 2015  

25/10/15 Flintshire 10K.

The sole Meirionnydd runner in the Flintshire 10K was Jeremy Randell. Congratulations Jeremy on finishing in 38:47 and claiming 1st M50 a new Club record.

Flintshire 10k Jeremy Randell 2015

24/10/2015 Brooks Snowdonia Marathon Eryri.

Six Meirionnydd runners ran in the 2015 Brooks Snowdonia Marathon Eryri. First home was Racheal Bateman in 4:32:21, followed by Niki Rees who claimed 2nd F45 in the N. Wales marathon championships finishing in 4:55:00. Next in was Peter Barnes 4:58:55, Sharon Griffin 5:38:52, Jude Evans 5:38:53 and Elly Dee 6:03:37.

Pictures from Sport Pictures Cymru.

Snowdon Marathon Racheal Bateman 2015 Snowdon Marathon Niki Rees 2015 Snowdon Marathon Peter Barnes 2015
Snowdon Marathon Sharon Griffin and Jude Evans 2015 Snowdon Marathon Elly Dee 2015

18/10/15 Twin peaks Aberystwyth.

Nich Bradley was the only Meirionnydd runner at this years Aberystwyth Twin Peaks.

Nick finished in 57:31.

Twin Peaks Nich Bradley 2015

18/10/15 palma half marathon, Mallorca.

This is the happy look of two meirionnydd runners who completed the palma half marathon. Jacqueline Fowler finished in 2:19:02 and Haydn in 2:24:09.

Palma half marathon Fowlers 2015

17/10/15 North Wales Cross Country League, Llandudno.

Excellent turnout today with nine Meirionnydd runners running in the second race in this year’s cross country league. At St Davids college Llandudno. Well done everyone fantastic effort.
First home was Tom Roberts in 37:37 followed by Jeremy Randell 40:11 2nd M50, Ricky Francis 42:26, Andrew Yates 43:02, Elfyn Hughes 43:35, Clive Edgington 45:32, Arfon Hughes 46:58, Keith Williams 49:25 and Rob Thomas 1:13:52.

Photo by Gareth Roberts & Jessica Randell.
The scores for Division One after two races are as follows:

  1. Shrewsbury 280,
  2. Eryri 391,
  3. Bangor Uni 448,
  4. Oswestry 473,
  5. Buckley 535,
  6. Meirionnydd 802,
  7. Deeside 830,
  8. Tattenhall 1,424.
Llandudno XC 2015
LLandudno XC Tom Roberts 2015 LLandudno XC Jeremy Randell 2015 Llandudno XC Ricky Francis 2015
LLandudno XC Andfew Yates 2015 Llandudno XC Elfyn Hughes 2015 LLandudno XC Clive Edgington 2015
LLandudno XC Arfon Hughes 2015 LLandudno XC Keith Williams 2015 LLandudno XC Rob Thomas 2015

11/10/15 Breidden hills fell race.

Alan Jones was the only Meirionnydd runner in the final counter in both of WFRA’s North Wales Fell running championship and the Wales Fell running Championship. Alan finished in 1:09:04.

WFRA NORTH WALES SERIES 2015 Congratulations Dave Parker, previously Meirionnydd now Wrexham, on getting 3rd place and Well done Alan Jones, 4th place, only 2.59 points behind Dave Parker.
Photo plasticrules.

Breidden Alan Jones 2015

10/10/15 Petzl Night Trail Wales.

Six Meirionnydd runners ran in the First Petzl Night Trail Wales held at Coed Y brenin. The results:

Petzel trail 2015 light
  1. Tristan Evans, 3:03:42, Kevin Owen, 2:12:47 & Mpho Momsrun, 2:14:26. 1st Mixed team.
  2. Elly Dee, 3:14:55. 3rd F40.
  3. Christine Owen, 2:53:52.
  4. Jacqueline Fowler, 2:41:14. 1st F50.

Photos by Gareth Roberts.

Petzel night trail 2015 Elly Dee Petzel night trail 2015 Chris Owen Petzel night trail 2015 Mpho
Petzel night trail 2015 J Fowler    

4/10/15 Cardiff half Marathon.

Keith Williams was the sole Meirionnydd runner taking part in the Cardiff Half marathon.
Keith finished in 1:49:00.

cardiff half marathon 2015 banana

3/10/15 North Wales Cross Country League 2015/16, Bangor.

Seven meirionnydd runners travelled for the first race of the 2015/16 NWXC league at Treboth, Bangor. Conditions were good and the race was run in warm dry conditions. First home was Alex Lanz in 7th overall position in 31:38, followed by Tom Roberts 32:49, Jeremy Randell 36:31, Andrew Yates 38:13, Ricky Francis 38:45, returning from injury Clive Edgington in 41:21 and Arfon hughes 44:09.

Photo by Gareth Roberts.
The scores for Division One are as follows:

  1. Eryri Harriers, 63
  2. Bangor University AAC, 170
  3. Shrewsbury AAC 194
  4. Buckley RC, 274
  5. Oswestry Olympians AAC, 298
  6. Deeside AAC, 339
  7. Meirionnydd RC, 354
  8. Tattenhall Runners, 696
Bangor XC 2015

3/10/15 Hanney 5.

Jeff Davies took part in the Hanney 5. This is a flat 5 mile road race from East Hanney which is a village in Oxfordshire between Wantage and Oxford.
Jeff finished in a time of 34:59.

Photos by Barry Cornelius of the race are available at Website. and Facebook site.

Hanney 5 Jeff Davies 2015

27/9/15, Cheltenham half marathon .

Haydn and Jacqueline Fowler ran in the Cheltenham half marathon. Haydn finished in 2:15:08 and Jacqueline in 2:21:43.

26/9/15 Trail ffest Half marathon.

Six Meirionnydd runners ran in the Trail ffest.First MRC to finish was Dylan Evans 2:10:44 followed by Kevin Owen 2:42:25, Sharon Griffin 3:00:17 Jude Evans 3:08:12, Christine Owen 3:25:36 and Rob Thomas 4:01:50.

Photos here.

race the train Alex lanz 2015 Trailffest Kevin Owen 2015 Trailffest Sharon Griffin 2015
Trailffest Jude Evans 2015 Trailffest Christine Owen 2015 Trailffest Rob Thomas 2015

25/9/15, Aberystwyth parkrun.

Tom Roberts ran in the Aberystwyth parkrun #162 and finished 2nd in 17:33.

20/9/2015 Ston 15km Croatia.

Nich Bradley had another age win and was a bit gobsmacked to be 4th overall in 1:21:16 (New M60 club record. Juliet Edwards was 3rd overall in 1:31:55 and Graeme was 2 places behind her in 18th 1:32:44.

Croatia ston wall 15km Juliet Edwards Graeme Stringer 2015

Nich said "Its a fun race, as hard to categorise as the twin peaks, with a kilometre of fast tarmac then 3 miles over the hill on the top of a narrow medieval stone wall, with a very low parapet, followed by brief trip through town and then a 10 k first across salt pans then along the shore and then a few hundred feet of climbing before the turnaround.

Croatia ston wall 15km Nich Bradley 2015

It was pretty hot despitee the 7-30 !! kickoff. (thats a.m.). The variety made it very interesting. The field was pretty international, 27 Croats out of 68 runners, 20 from Pasadena, and South Africans, Taiwanese and a Ghanaan as well as 2 other brits. We were made very welcome and the seafood risotto made it worth running, as well as a day glow tee. They had an interesting chip system, in the number but read on an iPhone at the finish and fed instantly to a laptop display."

Croatia ston wall 15km Juliet Edwards  2015 2

20/9/15 Swansea Bay 10k.

Jeff Davies finished in 43:13 and 7th M60+ just waiting for Welsh Athletic to confirm the Welsh Championship results.

swansea bay 10k Jeff Davies 2015

13/9/15 Apperley quarter marathon.

Two Club runners ran in the Apperley quarter marathon Hadyn Fowler finished in 1:05:12 and Jacqueline Fowler in 1:07:46.

Apperley quarter marathon 2015

13/9/15 Lake Vyrnwy half Marathon.

Two Club runners ran in the Lake Vyrnwy half Marathon Ricky Francis who finished in 1:34:25 and Sheila Symonds in 3:31:10.

Photo by Mick Hall. (Sorry Sheila I couldn't find you.)

Vyrnwy half Ricky Francis 2015

9/9/15, Club Run, Morfa mawddach, Fairbourne.

Wednesday night Club run:

Club run morfa mawddach 2015 (2)

Sea wall to fairbourne.

Club run morfa mawddach 2015 (3)

Running on the beach.

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Club run morfa mawddach 2015 (4)

Barmouth behind the runners.

6/9/15 Caernarfon 10k, incorporating North Wales 10km Road Championship.

Results as follows:

Moel fammau Alan Jones 2015

6/9/15, Elidir fawr.

Nich Bradley was the only Meirionnydd runner at the Elidir Fawr fell race. Nich said "Only 14 runners for a cracking day. Had a good run the climb seems to go on for ever but the views were lovely and a gentle tail wind propelled along the contour path. Sadly I remembered one side of the fence was better than the other and chose to go Right - Wrong! Didn’t lose any places but certainly time dithering among the rocks." Nich finished 1st M60. time TBC.

Tal y fan Nich Bradley 2015

3/9/15, Race the train, Fairbourne.

Three Meirionnydd runners ran the Fairbourne Race the Train races: Nich Bradley, Keith Williams and Jacqueline Fowler with buster the dog.

31/8/15, Moel fammau.

Alan Jones was the sole meirionnydd runner in the Moel fammau fell race starting from Cilcain village show. It included the 8th race in the Welsh Fell runners North Wales Championship. Alan finished in 40:00 and is currently placed 3rd in the senior championship.

Video of the race filmed by drone here.

Moel fammau Alan Jones 2015

30/8/15 Headington 10k, Oxfordshire.

Jeff Davies ran in the Headington 5 miles finishing in 37:54.

Headington 5 Jeff Davies 2015

30/8/2015, Ellesmere 10k.

Keith Williams ran and finished in 46:02.

Ellesmere 10k Keith Williams 2015

August 2015, Edinburugh Park run.

Nich Bradley ran twice in the Edinburugh. On the 15th Nich finished in 22:13 and on the 22nd in 21:50.

Edingburugh park run Nich Bradley 2015

22/8/15, British Mountain Running Championship, Betws y coed.

One Meirionnydd Runner ran in the British Mountain Running Championship final race at Betws y coed. This was also the trials for selection of the GB & Ireland team for the World Mountain Running Championships later in the Autumn. Alex Lanz ran representing Wales, his second Welsh cap and finished his race in 58:07.

15/8/15, Race the train, Tywyn.

Eleven Meirionnydd runners ran the Tywyn Race the Train races:

Race the train 2015 Brett Critchley

Tyn LLwyn Hen Challenge 3.5 miles.
Lucie LLewellyn 36:10.

Quarry Challenge 10k.
Andrew Yates 48:33
Kevin Owen 56:24
Peter Barnes 1:00:33
Mpho Bogatum 1:04:28.

Rotary Challenge 14 miles.
Alex Lanz 1:27:31
Jamie Evans 1:53:23
Ricky Francis 1:56:14
Dylan Evans 1:59L40
Jude Evans 2:38:45.
Elly Dee 2:54:00

Photos by Mick Hall am. & pm.

race the train Alex lanz 2015 race the train Andrew yates 2015 race the train Dylan evans 2015
race the train Jude evans 2015 race the train Mpho 2015 race the train Elly Dee 2015 2
race the train Kevin Owen 2015 race the train Peter Barnes 2015  

8/8/15, Ras Glyndwr.

Dol 5 2015 winner

Three Meirionnydd runners ran the Ras Glyndwr, described as "a challenging 3.2 mile fell race starting and finishing (by kind permission) on the Fenwick family’s private land of Llynlloedd, ascending to the Glyndwr Way and taking in the hills of Llynlloedd above Machynlleth".
First home was Nich Bradley in 30:39, followed by Kevin Owen 33:26 and Graeme Stronger 34:02.
Main photo by Jo Gilbert and runners by Pete and Sue Barnes.

Ras Glyndwr 2015 Nich Bradley Ras Glyndwr 2015 Kevin Owen Ras Glyndwr 2015 Graeme stringer

5/8/15, Ponderosa.

Racing in the Ponderosa fell race representing the club for the first time was Trystan Evans. Trystan finished 15th out of 82 in a time of 30:36.

26/7/15, Scott Snowdonia Trail Marathon.

"The Scott Snowdonia Trail Marathon is a challenge in the true sense of the word! Ascending 1685m over 26 miles of iconic and spectacular trails this epic race will circumnavigate and eventually climb Wales' highest peak, Snowdon. The route explores the stunning trails, spectacular panoramic views, and tough climbs that make the Snowdonia National Park such a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. Visiting Rhyd Ddu, Beddgelert, Nant Gwynant, Pen y Pass and Snowdon itself there surely can't be a more striking trail marathon route in the UK."

John Taylor was the sole Meirionnydd runner in this tough race, John finished in 6:18:14.

Route map & profile.

25/7/15, Dol 5.

dol 5 2015

The Sun shone on the 73 runners that gathered in Dolgellau for the Dol 5 road race. Today's winner was Alex Lanz of Meirionnydd who finished in 27:42 and the first woman was Eleanor Mayne from Colchester Harriers in 34:11.
Results: here.
Prizes: here.
Photos by Dan Wyre here.
Alex Lanz and Eleanor Mayne receiving their prizes from Race sponsors The Old Rectory, Tal y llyn.

Dol 5 2015 winner Dol 5 2015 1st women
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Race and Age category winners.
Men. Women.
  • 1st: Alex Lanz, Meirionnydd. 27:42.

  • Junior: Osian Roberts, U.A.

  • M35: Alun Williams, U/A
    Race record 27:51.

  • M40: Sean Clark, Maldwyn Harriers.

  • M45: Allen Small, Colchester Harriers
    Race record 28:26.

  • M50: Haydn Jones, Maldwyn Harriers.

  • M55: David Wright, Colchester Harriers.

  • M60: Edward Davies, Maldwyn Harriers
    Race record 31:45.

  • M65: John Evans, Aberystwyth AC.
  • 1st: Eleanor Mayne, Colchester Harriers. 34:11.

  • F35: Sioned Mair Jones, Meirionnydd.

  • F40: Fay Small, Colchester Harriers.

  • F45: Sharon LLoyd, Maldwyn Harriers.

  • F50: Paula Tunnadine, Wrecsam tri.

  • F55: Caron Atherton, U/A.

  • F60: Rose Thomas, Rhayader.
    Race record 41:00.

  • F70: Brenda Jones, Bro Dysynni
    Race record 45:49.

A big thank you to the race organisers, sponsors, marshals, volunteers, all 16 Maldwyn Harriers and the runners from Colchester for travelling so far, thank you.

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dol5 alex lanz 2015 dol 5 elfyn hughes 2015 dol 5 arfon hughes 2015
dol 5 Nich Bradley 2015 dol 5 Ricky Francis 2015 dol 5 Kevin Owen 2015
dol 5 Kevin evans 2015 dol 5 Sioned Jones 2015 dol 5 haydn fowler 2015
dol 5 jacqueline fowler 2015    

18/7/15, Snowdon International Mountain.

Six Meirionnydd runners ran in the 2015 Snowdon International Mountain, "One of Europe’s toughest endurance challenges, the 10-mile race involves running from the edge of Lake Padarn in the village of Llanberis to the highest summit in Wales and England and back down."

Photos by Gareth Roberts.

Snowdon Jeremy Randell 2015 Snowdon Elfyn Hughes 2015 Snowdon Dylan Evans 2015
Snowdon Rachael Bateman 2015 Snowdon Niki Rees 2015 Snowdon Kevin Evans 2015

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12/7/15, Chirk Half Marathon.

Three Meirionnydd runners ran in the Chirk Half Marathon.

Chirk half marathon 2015
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11/7/15, Tal y fan.

In the WFRA's North Wales Championship race at Tal y Fan, three Meirionnydd runners started from the Rowen Carnival show ground in the conwy Valley.

It was a great day and a fantastic route.

Race report on Eryri site here.

  • Runners times:
    Alan Jones 1:21:07.
    Nich Bradley 1:34:14.
    Arfon Hughes 1:36:41.
Tal y fan Alan Jones 2015 Tal y fan Nich Bradley Arfon Hughes 2015

8/7/14, Yeovilton 5k.

Jeff Davies ran in the Yeovilton 5k, finishing in 20:37.

8/6/15, Club Run, Barmouth.

Wednesday night Club run, from Barmouth leisure centre round the hill behind the town.

Barmouth 3 club run 2015

Along the prom.

Barmouth 2 club run 2015

Looking down on Fairbourne.

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Barmouth club run 2015

Looking up the Mawddach estuary.

Nich Bradley Barmouth 2015

Nich taking a well earned rest, enjoying the view of Cadair Idris
(Preparation for Saturday's Tal y Fan fell race).

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4/7/15, Moel Siabod.

Nich Bradley was the sole Meirionnydd runner in the Moel Siabod fell race. Nich finished in 1:14:51.

Message from the Club Chair.

There are some important matters to bring to your attention from the last committee meeting.

Thank you.
First and foremost, Pete and Sue Nicholls have asked to leave the committee, which between them they have served for more than 15 years. This is for family and personal reasons and they will continue as active members, and as organisers of the Dol 5 (on JULY 25th!). We have known of their intention for some time now and it is good to know that they are still about to help with the transition. They have made a huge contribution to the setting up and development of the club, and both have been inspirational in their running development. I am sure you will want to join me in a huge vote of thanks to them both and in sending them both our best wishes for the future.

New committee member
This leads to the second point. The committee was feeling a bit stretched before Sue and Pete’s decision and we really need some new blood to join us. Graeme Stringer has kindly agreed to be coopted back onto the committee, and will act as secretary for now, but we would really like at least 2 more new members. Essential requirements are an enthusiasm for the club and for promoting running in Meirionnydd and a commitment to get to a monthly evening meeting. For a trial period we are moving these to a Wednesday after the club run so this might only occupy one evening of your week for 10 or 11 months of the year. PLEASE get in touch with me via email or on a Wednesday night if you would like to give it a try. New members and social members are as welcome as our most successful runners. Most of the existing committee are, or nearly are, founder members and we really need to be getting a new generation if the club is to thrive in future.

Pen Trail
With great regret we have decided not to hold the Pen Trail race this year. We had selected an early October date to avoid clashes with a growing number of alternative trails, but then discovered this was to be the opening meeting for the cross country league. September is compromised by the World MastersMountain Running Championship in Bettws and by many of the usual organisers going to the Ston Marathon. To go later conflicts with Rhobell. It seems better to cancel than to run a poorly attended event or one not organised to the high standard the club has set over the years. There is no reason why it can’t return in future.

Newtown 5k
I hope as summer arrives you are all running well and training towards the Dol 5! To that end the club is organising a bus to the Newtown 5k race on Friday 3rd July, More details to follow but we will need to leave Dolgellau pretty close to 5 pm so think how you might arrange this and come along, watch FaceBook for more detail.

Nich, Chair MRC.

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3/7/15, Newtown BBQ 5k.

For the second year the club provided a minibus for runners to attend the race. Seven runners participated with a troop of supporters in tow.

Newtown BBQ 5k  2015

Photos by Cader Sports Photos (Gareth Roberts).

Newtown BBQ 5k Tom Roberts 2015 Newtown BBQ 5k Arfon Hughes 2015 Newtown BBQ 5k Nich Bradley 2015
Newtown BBQ 5k Graeme Stringer 2015 Newtown BBQ 5k Pete Nicholls 2015 Newtown BBQ 5k Kevin Evans 2015
Newtown BBQ 5k Sheila Symonds  2015    

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28/6/15, Runfest, Rhyl.

"A festival of running for people of all abilities and distances, fun runners, club runners, you are sure to have a good time, RunFest Wales has been set up with one thing in mind, to help you achieve your personal best in a number of distances whilst having fun along the way, all routes are flat and fast."
Comprising of 3 events in one day: 5k, 10k & half marathon.

Photos with Copyright by Mick Hall.

Rhyl fest 5k Andrew Yates 2015 Rhyl fest Keith Williams 2015 Rhyl fest 5k Sheila symonds 2015

27/6/15, Cumnor Legion 5K (NAD).

Jeff Davies ran in the Cumnor Legion 5K, finishing in 21:23.

26/6/15, Snowdon Twilight.

Jeremy Randell and Dylan Evans ran in the Snowdon Twilight race. An evening race from LLanberis to the summit of Snowdon.
Jeremy finished in 1:01:05 and Dylan in 1:07:57.

Photos by Sports pictures Wales.

Snowdon twilight Jeremy Randell 2015 Snowdon twilight Dylan Evans 2015

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23/6/15, Mid week series, LLanberis.

Nich Bradley ran in the final race of the Joe Brown Mid week Fell race series. Nich finished in 18:48 to claim 2nd M60 for the race and 2nd M60 for the series.

20/6/15, Pedol Pennant.

Elfyn Hughes was the only Meirionnydd runner in this Classic of Fell races the gruelling Cwm Pennant- Pedol Pennat.

Elfyn finished in 4:05:15.

pedol pennant Elfyn Hughes 2015

20/6/15, Trail Marathon Wales.

Fourteen Meirionnydd runners ran in the full and the half marathon:

TMW half Jude Evans 2015