6 Miles with 1900’Ascent. Race Grade: AM & LK/PM/NS
The first 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 16 years.
Entry limit 250.
All competitors must carry wind/waterproof full body cover, map, compass and whistle.
Sorry, no Dogs.
Start 12.00. Registration in village hall, Llanfachreth, Nr Dolgellau (SH 756225)
NOTE: Summer season. Runs will start from various locations around Meirionnydd. Link has details of meeting place & times:
Winter training period will start from Tuesday the 2nd October. Runs will then start from the Dolgellau leisure Centre. Start 6:30pm. Map to the leisure centre
First run of each Month is the Tal y Waen loop, a timed lap to help individuals judge their progress over the past month.
2/9/18 Trail 10k, Coed y Brenin.
Excellent turnout for meirionnydd at the Trail 10k in Coed y Brenin. The race winner was our own Tom Roberts 1st in 37:58 and first lady was Elliw Haf from Eryri harriers in 46:39.
Next in for meirionnydd were:
2/9/18 Caernarfon 10k.
Four Meirionnydd runners ran in the Caernarfon 10k incorporating the North Wales 10k Championship. First home was Arfon Hughes in 46:52; followed by Jeff Davies claiming NW Champ 1st M70 in 50:25; Sioned Mair Jones claiming NW Champ 2nd F40 in 53:31 and Sheila Symonds claiming NW Championship 1st F80 in a time of 1:42:49.
Gwion Roberts and Tristan Evans ran in Ras Cnicht. The race was cut short due to strong wind and rain. Tristan finished 2nd overall in 33:48 and Gwion was 3rd overall in 38:12.
25/8/18 Ultra Trail Wales UTW.
18/8/18 Race the train, Tywyn.
One Meirionnydd runner in the Rotary Challenge 14 miles: Olly Downing who finished in 2:35:03.
18/8/18 Trefriw mill fell race.
Jez Brown from Buckley runners won the race in 1:43:54 and the first lady was Miranda Grant from Eryri Harriers in 1:48:22. First Meirionnydd home was Gwion Roberts in 1:59:31. Gwion said "Loan goat at Trefriw Mill Race today, 8th overall in 1:59:29! Good race but poor visibility meant i took a wrong turn and got myself a bit lost."
12/8/18 Borth beach 10k.
Two Meirionnydd runners rann Aberystwyth AC's Borth Beach 10k. First home was Andrew ellis 43:45 claiming 1st M50 followed by Naomi Parry in 48:36.
4/8/18 Cybi Coastal Marathon.
The first ever Cybi Coastal Marathon took place on Saturday 4th August 2018. Circumnavigating Ynys Cybi on the Welsh national coastal footpath and Anglesey coastal path. Cybi Coastal is hoping to establish itself as one of the most scenic marathons in the UK.
Two Meirionnydd runners completed the Cybi Coastal Marathon. Ricahrd said "bit hotter than I’d have wished but such a scenic route. Nowhere near a pb (6hrs 40) but that’s not a problem, plenty of photos to remember it by. Had tried to do it unsupported but it was too hot so refilled water bladder for safety." First home was Dylan Evans in 5:01:33 and followed by Richard Hankinson in 6:40:14.
2/8/18 Hendre wallog.
Quite an evening for the club claiming 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place with Tom Roberts in 14:47 taking the win; Tristan Evans in 15:48; Gwion Roberts 16:26 1st SM and Jimmy Carter in 17:13 1st M40. Andre Ellis 1st M50 in 18:55; Dylan Evans 19:07; Shane Jones 21:22 1st M35; Nich Bradley 22:04 1st M60; Pete Nicholls 22:45; Kevin Evans 25:47; Chloe Evans 26:33 1SL; Jude Evans 26:39 1st W50.
Photos by Gareth Roberts.
28/7/18 Dolgellau 5.
After months of bright sunshire and drought conditions the forecast today was for strong winds and rain. Luckily, appart from a five minute squall, the weather held off and the day was enjoyed in bright summer sunshine.
One hundered and four runners competed in the race.
This years race was won by Owen Roberts from Rhedwyr Hebog Running club with a time of 26:25 and the first woman was Nicola Davis from Maldwyn Harriers in 33:26.
Short race 2 miles Results.
In the Fun Run, 1 mile: The winner was Chardonnay Morgan from Welshpool in 10:49.
Meirionnydd running club had sixteen runners competing and one sweeper, well done everyone:
Thank you to everyone who participated to make the day so special. In particular thank you to the following three clubs for supporting our race, namely Maldwyn Harriers who entered eighteen runnners; Aberystwyth AC with ten and Prestatyn Running Club with Nine runners.
A big thank you to Tom Roberts who organised the Main race; Sue Barnes from for organising the Fun run, short race and making the medals; Sarah Roberts for the BBQ and each and every one of the kind hearted volunteers that help to make the day so special. Diolch yn fawr.
28/7/18 Dorset Invader marathon.Two Meirionnydd runners ran in the Dorset Invader Marathon. Andre Bright was first home in 6:19:43 closely followed by Chris Anagnostopoulos in 6:26:04.
21/7/18 Snowdon International.
Ten Meirionnydd runners ran in the Snowdon race, a race from the centre of Llanberis up to the top of Snowdon and back.
The race was won by Italian International, Alberto Vender in a time of 1:06:41. The First Meirionnydd runner in and running for Wales was Tom Roberts who finished in 1:14:21. Next in for Meirionnydd were:
In the 2018 Jewson International Snowdon Mountain Race - Male Club competition, Meirionnydd were Fifth out of 25 club with our counters Tristan Evans, Gwion Roberts, Jimmy Carter. No mean feat considering the other UK clubs in competition.
18/7/18 Caernarfon race the train.
Gwion Roberts ran the Caernarfon race the train 5k finishing in 15:49. The race was won by Matt Roberts in a time of 14:51.
17/7/18 Gwastedyn Hill Race.
The race was won by Andrew Davies in a time of 23:13 the sole Meirionnydd runner was Jimmy Carter who finished 8th in a time of 28:51.
15/7/18 Scott Snowdonia Trail.
20/6/18 Red Moss Kips race, Scotland.
Our own Nich Bradley travelled North of the border to compete and finished the race in 1:04:47. Eoin Lennon from Carnethy Hill running club won the race in 41:04.
11/7/18 Yeovilton 5k.
Jeff Davies ran in the Yeovilton 5k finishing in 23:11 and cllaiming 1st m70
7/7/18 Dawn to Dusk.
Meirionnydd Running Clubs Dawn to Dusk at Coed y Brenin, Dolgellau. Run or walk a 1 mile loop as many times as you like between 7am and 7pm.
Last year Steffan organised and ran the Dawn till Dusk trailathon at Coed y Brenin raisisng over £3,000 for Brain Tumour Charity (The). Steffan Owen, Father of four has been battling with a brain cancer for years but now has been rocked by diagnosis of acute myeloid leukaemia. He is currently recieving treatment in hospital and all funds will go towards helping the family with costs of supporting Steffan.
Also Thank you to Co-op Dolgellau for supporting the event by donating drinking water for the runners. Co-op.
On a glorious sunny day in addition to the Academi runners a host of friends turned out to run or walk the route. Total milage for the day was 427.6 miles. Thank you to Tristan and Elinor for pulling it all together, everyone who participated in the run/walk and everyone who kindly donated.
We all send our best wishes to Steffan and his family.
Diolch pawb am helpu. Thank you everyone for helping.
6/7/18 Newtown BBQ 5k.
The club put on a minibus to take runners to this years Newtown BBQ 5k.
The race was won by Tom Iverson from Builth and District RC with a time of 16:46 and the firt woman was Ffion Price from Cardiff in 17:29.
There were nine Meirionnydd runners. The first Meirionnydd runner finishing was Justin Pilkington in 22:10 followed by Richard Hankinson claiming 1st M55 in 22:58; Juliet Edwards claining 1st F55 in 23:40; Pete Nicholls in 24:57; Nia Davies in 26:51; Sioned Jones in 26:53; Naomi Redman in 27:01; Chloe Evans in 28:42 and claiming 1st F80 Sheila Symonds in 48:04.
1/7/18 Fairy Freckled cow incorporating North Wales Trail Championship.
Five members took part at the Fairy Freckle Cow race around Llyn Alwen Tom Roberts was 1st overall ,Gwion Roberts 6th David Whittey 1st over 60 and well done Sandra Williams and Elly Downing. This race was also the North Wales Championship Tom Roberts the championship Gold, Gwion Bobo Roberts Bronze and David Whittey Gold in the M60.
Tom Roberts won the race in 38:22 followed by Gwion Roberts in 44:33; Dave Whittey 54:62 1st M60 and Elly Downing and Sandra Williams in 77:29.
30/6/18 Abersoch triple crown, stage 2 Triathlon.
After completing the 10k Peter Barnes took part in the second event of the Abersoch Triplecrown, the Sprint triathalon finishing in a time of 1:00:59.
30/6/18 Vegan Welsh 3,000 V3K Ultra.
Ben wells said "Amazing day yesterday completing my first Ultra Mountain Marathon Race, the V3K. Effectively covering the Welsh 3000s (15 peaks) 35 miles and 4500m. The Vegan 3k requires you to be vegan for the course of the race. Completing the race in 12hr 46. The real challenge was the heat. Starting at 5am from Nant Gwyn Nant the temperature was already 20deg and by the time I hit the summit of Snowdon. By the time I crossed Crib Goch attention turned to how I could effectively take fluids on without running out. We were required to carry 2 litres between aid stations but this really wasn’t enough. Amazing day as many have said before the mental battle is the hardest. I had one low moment coming off Y Elen I looked across to Tryfan and then across to the Carneddau which seemed miles and miles away (they were actually) and I thought I just can’t be doing with this today. I soon came through that by looking back and seeing how far I’d come. I was soon on Tryfan and as with Crib Goch this was my territory and started to pass lots of people that gave me a lift, in-fact I was able to guide a few competitors up the grade one scramble and down the West gully. Having left Ogwen check point I felt fantastic having some Vegan food (jam sandwich and coffee) and a 15 min break , change of socks and knowing it was only 16 miles ahead with just one big climb onto the Carneddau. I soon caught my good mate Andrew Holt who was suffering bad with his core temperature through the roof , he’s clocked me on the online tracker and saw I wasn’t far behind deciding to wait and make the decision if he would carry on or not. After a quick chat , he decided to carry on with me at my slightly slower pace , which got him back feeling ok again. It was great to do the last 15 miles with someone for encouragement as well."
29/6/18 Inov8 Snowdon Twilight Uphill Race.
Tristan Evans ran the Snowdon twilight race. Finished 17th overall and reached the summit in 50:36 minutes
26/6/18 Boconnoc 5
Returning back to running after surgery to donate one of his kidneys to his son was Jeff Davies. He ran in the Boconnoc 5 Mile an undulating Multi Terrain Run near St Austell. Jeff Davies finished in 47:36.
24/6/18 Moel y Gamelin.
Three meirionnydd runners ran Moel y Gamelin. Tom Roberts Won the race in 1:12:01 and claiming 3rd Tristan Evans in 1:18:27 followed by Gwion Roberts in 1:29:13