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Our next Race: 18 March 2017, Ras yr Aran Fell Race.

Ras yr aran

10 Miles with 3100' Ascent. Race Grade: AM & LK/PM/NS/ER

The third and final race in the Meirionnydd - Winter Race Series.
The lower reaches of the race are run on a mixture of well marked tracks and footpaths, but the open fells above are unmarked. The high mountain terrain can be featureless and is susceptible to varied and often adverse weather conditions. Navigational skills may be necessary.
Minimum age 18 years. Entry limit 250.
All competitors must carry wind/waterproof full body cover, map, compass and whistle.
Sorry, no Dogs.

Start 1300. Registration is in the Village Hall, Llanuwchllyn, Nr.Bala. Location here.

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Tuesday, Club Runs.

We are now into the winter training period, so all Tuesday night runs will start from the Dolgellau leisure Centre. Start 6:30pm. Map to the leisure centre here.

Newyddion / News.

February 2017 Parkrun.
Link to Club results for all Parkruns.

Dolgellau #52:
Clive Edgington 20:49; Steffan Owen 22:34; Rob Whittey 22:45; Ricky Francis 23:05; Sioned Mair Jones 28:28
Swindon #340: Jeff Davies 21:56

Dolgellau Parkrun #51:
Arfon Hughes 24:48 and Sioned Mair Jones 29:07
Nich Edinburgh #380: Nich Bradley 22:14.
Chipping Sodbury parkrun #151: Jeff Davies 21:14
Shrewsbury parkrun #159: Ricky Francis 22:18.

12/2/17 Nick Beer 10k incorporating Welsh 10k championship

Five Meirionnydd runners ran in the Nick Beer 10 wich this year included the Welsh 10 Championship. First home was Jeremy Randell claiming 2nd M50 in 40:19 followed by Graeme Stringer 49:59; Peter Barnes 1:07:51; Sue Barnes 1:07:51 and Sheila Symonds who claimed 1st F80+ in 1:43:28.

nick beer 2017 jeremy randell

4/2/17 North Wales Cross country League, Oswestry.

Five club runners ran in the final race in the North Wales Cross Country League.
Final results confirm that we have been relegated to second division, but consolation in the fact that Tom Roberts claimed 2nd Senior overall and Jeremy Randell 3rd M50. Great effort.

Next year lets see if we can get back into division one, we have a great chance, but we need at least 6 runners for each race.

Individual results were:

  • Jeremy Randell 60
  • Gwion Roberts 77
  • Steffan Owen 88
  • Clive Edgington 100
  • Arfon Hughes 114

Team results:

    Final league rankings in division 1 are as follows:
  1. Shrewsbury 397
  2. Oswestry 843
  3. Buckley 1,134
  4. Eryri 1,809
  5. Gog Tri 1,920
  6. Colwyn Bay 2,278
  7. Meirionnydd 2,947 Relegated.
  8. Tattenhall 3,498 Relegated.

Photos by: NeeNee's Photos.

oswestry jeremy randell 2016 oswestry gwion roberts  2017 oswestry steff owen 2017
oswestry clive edgington 2017 oswestry arfon hughes 2017  

January 2017 Parkrun.
Link to Club results for all Parkruns.

Dolgellau #:50
Arfon Hughes 22:48.

Keswick #138:
Ricky Francis 22:51.
Tamar lakes #119: Jeff Davies 22:06.

Dolgellau #48:
Ricky Francis 23:15 and Sioned Mair Jones 29:19.

Colby #135:
Jeff Davies 22:42.

28/1/17 Club Dinner & Award ceremony 2016

Meirionnydd running club celebrated another great year with a dinner and ceremony at the Royal Ship Hotel in Dolgellau. Awards were presented on the evening for the best performances in 2016 and the raffle money was donated towards Steffan Owens Dawn till dusk trailathon fund.

Steff is raising money towards Brain Tumour Charity (The) by running a trailathon at Coed y Brenin on the Saturday the 1st April. You can read his story about why he is doing this and how you can help on his event page on facebook Facebook. You can also donate through the Just giving page: Just giving.

MRC 2016 Trophies were awarded to the following:
Billy Goat. Nanny Goat. Goatherd.
tom roberts 2016 A loveluck 2016 sue thomas 2016
Most imp Male. Most imp female. Sheilah Vaughan Trophy.
steff owen 2016 mpho bogatsu 2016 gwion roberts 2016
Runners runner. Kid goat. Slug.
dylan evans 2016    

A big thank you to all the runners and volunters for all your efforts and kindly donating your time over the year.
Photos above by Gareth Roberts & Arfon Hughes.

28/1/17 Tarren Hendre.

tarren hendre start 2017

Tarren Hendre the second counter in Meirionnydd Running Club's Winter series and the first counter in WFRA' s north Wales championship. A total of 90 runners turned up for the race, 88 finished with 2 DNF.

Full Results here.

The race was a hard fought race with the two lead runners Mathew and Gareth Wyn Hughes shoulder to shoulder at each check point. They almost made a catastrophic mistake on the final hill check point. The marshals saw the two cresting the ridge as they approached the checkpoint, but then they both disappeared as they decided to turn around and run away from the marshals. This was quickly corrected and they maintained a strong lead over those behind.

tarren hendre 2017

The winner was Mathew Roberts from Calder Valley Fell Runners (red above) in a time of 0:53:07 and two seconds behind Gareth Wyn Hughes from Mercia Fell Runners in 0:53:09. Third place went to Karl Steinegger from Ambleside AC who finished in 54:34.

tarren hendre 2017 miranda  grant

The first woman home was Miranda Grant from Eryri Harriers in 58:20, in second place was Sian Williams from Rhedwyr Hebog in 1:00:32 and third place went to Anna Bartlett from Mercia Fell runners who finished in a time of 1:00:54.

A total of £107 was raised from Tea and cakes sales after the race and raffle held in the evening at the club dinner. This was donated towards Steffan Owens Dawn till dusk trailathon fund. Steff is raising money towards Brain Tumour Charity (The) by running a trailathon at Coed y Brenin on the Saturday the 1st April. You can read his story about why he is doing this and how you can help on his event page on facebook Facebook.

You can also donate through the Just giving page: Just giving.

Some Photos by Allanah Julia Fenwick and Arfon Hughes here.

and a Short video by Chris Laughton here.

Meirionnydd Running club would like to thank all the marshals, volunteers, landowner, runners and Mountain rescue for their helping to make the day such a success.

    First Meirionnydd runner was:
  1. Tristan Evans in 57:00 followed by:
  2. Jeremy Randell in 1:04:13
  3. Adam Preston in 1:05:02
  4. Dylan Evans in 1:07:13
  5. Steve Loveluck 1:07:34
  6. Rob Whittey in 1:09:57
  7. Dave Whittey in 1:13:08
  8. Anneliese Loveluck 1:13:49
  9. Graeme Stringer 1:18:11
  10. Juliet Edwards 1:18:45
  11. Peter Nicholls 1:27:26
  12. Dai Rice 1:31:10
tarren hendre 2017 tristan evans

28/1/17 North Wales Cross Countyr championships.

Clive Edginton and Sioned Jones ran in the Cross country champs at Rhug today. Clive Edgington came away with gold for 1st in M60 category.

north wales xc clive edgington 2017 north wales xc sioned jones 2017  

21/1/2017 Twin piers 10k.

Jeremy Randell was the sole Meirionnydd runner in Twin piers 10k. He finished in 41:14 to claim 2nd M50.

twin piers jeremy randell 2017

21/1/17 Buff Winter Trail half marathon, Coed y Brenin.

Eight Meirionnydd runner took part in the third annual Buff Winter Trail Wales onthe Trail Marathon Wales half marathon route across the same stunning trails and tracks of the world-renowned Coed y Brenin Forest Park in the Snowdonia National Park.

This years race winner was our very own Tom Roberts finishing in 1st place in a time of 01:27:34. He was followed home by Gwion Roberts 1:47:35; Adam Preston 1:48:00; Steffan Owen 1:56:22; Dylan Evans 1:58:13; Anneliese Loveluck 1:59:43; Steve Loveluck 2:02:01; Justin Pilkington 2:09:11 and Jacqueline Fowler 3:10:03. Jude Evans was running as back marker.

winter trail 2017 tom roberts
winter trail 2017 gwion roberts winter trail 2017 steff owen winter trail 2017 dylan evans
winter trail 2017 adam preston winter trail 2017 jude evans  

14/1/17 North Wales Cross country League, Walford college.

walford xc 2017

Five club runners ran in the fourth race in the North Wales Cross Country League.

Individual results were:

  • Tom roberts 6th
  • Tristan Evans 28
  • Jeremy Randell 62
  • Steffan Owen 93
  • Arfon Hughes 110

Team results:

    After four race the league rankings in division 1 are as follows:
  1. Shrewsbury 322
  2. Oswestry 690
  3. Buckley 989
  4. Eryri 1,363
  5. Gog Tri 1,579
  6. Colwyn Bay 1,829
  7. Meirionnydd 2,366
  8. Tattenhall 2,773
walford xc tom roberts 2017 walford xc tristan evans 2017 walford xc jeremy randell 2017
walford xc steff owen 2017 walford xc arfon hughes 2017  

7/1/17 Recce of Tarren Hendre.

tarren hendre recce 7 jan 2017

Tom Roberts organised a group of club and local runners to recce the Tarren hendre route. Looks like fun.

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After one month the news will be transferred into Archive 2016 here.

The North Wales road running championships for 2017 are as follows:
5km: Ffrith, Prestatyn, date t.b.c.;
5 Miles: Abergele, Sunday 5th November;
10km: Caernarfon, date t.b.c.;
10 Miles, Wrexham, Saturday 29th April;
Half marathon: Village Bakery, Wrexham, Sunday 19th February;
Marathon: Run Wales, Wrexham, Sunday 12th March.

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.

Meirionnydd Running Club organised races:
Tarren Hendre in 28 January 2017.
Ras yr Aran in 18 March 2017.
Dolgellau 5 in July 2017.
Rhobell fawr 4 November 2017.
For further details click: here.

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