Hyfforddiant a Rasio / Training and racing.
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- Noson hyfforddiant y clwb / Club Training nights.
- Paratoi trwy Hyfforddiant / Prepare by Training.
- Rasio ar y ffordd / Road races.
- Rasio Llwybrau / Trail races.
- Rasio Traws gwlad / Cross country racing.
- Ras Mynydd / Fell & Mountain races.
The Club usually meets on the Tuesday evenings for a training run.
From November to March (ie dark evenings) we meet for the run at Dolgellau Leisure Centre at 6.30. The run is usually of 4 or 5 miles, headtorches and reflective vests are available.
On light evenings (April to September) we meet at one of the car parks in the surrounding countyside. There is normally a choice of routes of different lengths and difficulties. These routes are often wet / muddy/ uneven so trail shoes are useful.
Please come out and enjoy these Club Runs. It is a good way to get to know new routes and running partners. Venues have been selected to enable shorter and longer routes to be run from the same place. If you have trouble getting there due to transport, let someone know and I am sure a lift can be arranged.
You know the time, the place and the date. All you need is your kit and trainers. The more the merrier.
Details to follow.
Information on road running & racing.
UKA Rule Book 2014 – Summary of Principle Changes.
The final decision on proposals for changes to UKA Rules for Competition 2014 – 2016 have now been determined and significant alterations that have been approved are summarised in the document: UKA Rule Book 2014 – Summary of Principle Changes here.
NOTE: Penalty for athletes transferring Race Numbers (Road Running) - Athletes who receive transferred numbers without permission will be disqualified from the race. Both runners will be subject to disciplinary action by the appropriate National Association.
Welsh Athletics WA
For more information follow: here to visit WA website.
Weekly Saturday Free 5km Timed Race. Details: Dolgellau.
Trail Marathon Wales, Marathon and Half marathon in Coed Y Brenin, Dolgellau: Link.
Trail Marathon Wales has both a full (26.2 mile / 42 km) and half (13 mile / 21 km) marathon race routes in the stunning trails and tracks of the world-renowned Coed y Brenin Forest Park in the Snowdonia National Park.
This unique marathon was launched in 2011 and proclaimed a huge success by runners and organisers in its aim of being Wales' best trail marathon. The course takes in fully marked trail single track, forest roads and paths in some of the most stunning forestry and heathland in the UK.
The Club competes in the North Wales Cross Conuntry League. The club pays the entry fee and all members are welcome to participate. Club tops to be worn, no need to register, turn up and run
More information on the League available on North Wales Cross Country League site: Here.
WFRA IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE
Welsh Fell Runners Assoc (WFRA), Note on Runners and safety.
Link to Updated document on WFRA site here
The general philosophy in Fell / Mountain racing is that the competitor should take primary responsibility for their own safety on the Fells / Mountains.
Please note the following:
Arrive at the venue with as much kit as the organiser is likely to require you to carry on the day. This means windproof full body cover, other body cover appropriate for the weather conditions (e.g. waterproof full body cover, hat, gloves etc.), map, compass, whistle, emergency food (long races).
BE AWARE THAT UNDER WFRA SAFETY REQUIREMENTS THE ABOVE MINIMUM KIT REQUIREMENTS ARE MANDATORY FOR ALL CATEGORY ‘A’ LONG AND MEDIUM RACES WHATEVER THE WEATHER OR TIME OF YEAR.
- Have the necessary skills to cope with any navigational problems you may encounter, whatever the weather.
- Complete a Category ‘A’ short or medium race before running in a ‘long’ one.
- Be able to recognize the signs of hypothermia and hypoglycaemia in yourself and others.
- Hypothermia: not responding to conversation; unco-ordinated movement and speech; inability to think clearly; wanting to carry on in adverse conditions; skin cold where normally warm, such as under armpit. Immediate action: wrap in warm clothing.
FRA leaflet on Hypothermia here.
- Hypoglycaemia:, confusion, ill co-ordinated movement and speech; weakness, hunger. Immediate action: drink glucose solution or suck sweets.
- Know what the organiser’s ‘drop-out’ procedures are and comply with them. As a minimum, if you retire you MUST notify the officials at the finish (and the nearest check-point marshal, if appropriate) before you leave the area.
- If you see someone in trouble: HELP, even if it costs you the race.
- Be aware that, by the nature of fell racing, first aid may not be readily available.
A fell race is a race run on fell, hill or mountain terrain and is categorized as follows:
- Category ‘A’
- (a) Should average not less than 50 metres climb per kilometre.
- (b) Should not have more than 20% of race distance on road.
- (c) Should be at least 1.5 kilometres in length.
- Category ‘B’
- (a) Should average not less than 25 metres climb per kilometre.
- (b) Should not have more than 30% of race distance on road.
- Category ‘C’
- (a) Should average not less than 20 metres climb per kilometre.
- (b) Should not have more than 40% of race distance on road.
- (c) Should contain some genuine fell terrain.
- Race Lengths
- (a) A long (L) race is 20 kilometres or more.
- (b) A medium (M) race is over 10 kilometres but less than 20 kilometres.
- (c) A short (S) race is 10 kilometres or less.
- Other codes include:
- ER - Experience required
- NS - Navigational Skills Required
- LK - Local Knowledge an advantage
- PM - Course Partially Marked
Meirionnydd Running Club Winter Series.
A runners total time from each race is added to give a time for the Winter series, the winner is the runner with the least time. More information available on our race page: Here.
Races in the series are:
- November, Rhobell Fawr.
- February, Tarren hendre.
- March, Aran.
Welsh Fell Runners Association.
Each year the WFRA organise three Championship race series.
The North Wales Series & South Wales Series:
A competitor’s best results from up to 6 of the 9 races will be counted in the Series.
Every finisher will score points. Scores are based on the competitor’s time behind the average of the first five finishers. Your score will then be taken away from 100 to make a positive score. If you do not compete in a race you will score zero.
This is an Open Series. You do not need to be a member of any particular organization or have Welsh qualification to participate. However, to be eligible for an award/prize you must be a paid up member of WFRA by the end of May. There will be awards for the winner in each category as long as the competitor has completed at least 5 races. 2nd and 3rd will be awarded (in most categories) as long as the competitor has completed 6 races or more.
Age categories as follows – Open, U/23, O/40, O/50, O/60 O/70.
More information available on WFRA site: Here.
WFRA Open Welsh Championship.
A competitor’s best results from up to 4 of the 6 races will be counted in the Championship. If 4 races are used this must include one race at each distance. Every finisher will score points. Scores are based on the competitor’s time behind the average of the first five finishers. Your score will then be taken away from 100 to make a positive score. If you do not compete in a race you will score zero.
This is an Open Championship. You do not need to be a member of any particular organization or have Welsh qualification to participate. However, to be eligible for an award/prize you must be a paid up member of WFRA by the end of May.
There will be awards for at least the winner in each category and the first Welsh qualifying finisher (if different). Age categories as follows – Open, U/23, O/40, O/50, O/60 O/70
More information available on WFRA site: Here.
Tuesday Night Series.
Through the summer, a weekly fell race is organised on a Tuesday evening. More information available on WFRA site: Here.