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5/11/2016 - Rhobell fawr Fell race.

Rhobell fawr

Tuesday, Club Runs.
Summer season runs start from 5th April. Runs will start from various locations around Meirionnydd. Link has details of meeting place & times: Timetable here.

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:
Rhobell fawr on Saturday 5th November 2016.
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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Newyddion / News.

September Parkrun.
Link to Club results for all Parkruns.

Dolgellau #129:
Arfon Hughes 23:13.

Chipping Sodbury #129:
Jeff Davies 21:15.

Swindon #318:
Jeff Davies 21:32.

8/10/16 Trefriw Mill Race.

The re-run of a race run in 1996. Formerly titled the Pedol Crafnant, the race, whilst thoroughly enjoyed by many was never re-run for a number of reasons. Twenty years later the race is reborn as the Trefriw Mill Race, and included in the WFRA North Wales Series.
At 10.5 miles, and covering some testing terrain, the race was advertised as experience required. Fortunately runners were blessed with perfectly still and cool conditions which made it less arduous, but even so one or two still found to the route a bit tricky. The race covers exposed ridge, bog, rough descents and lakeside banks, before the final twisting paths back down to the village.

Two Meirionnydd Runners ran Trefriw Mill Race.First home was Jeremy Randell 2nd M50 in 2:00:13 followed by Nich Bradley 2nd M60 in 2:24:01.

Photos by SJPhotography

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8/10/16 Petzl Night Trail Wales.

The Petzl Night Trail Wales is a race with a difference!
Imagine a runnable 3-4km route, not too technical, with enough elevation to sort out the runners. Imagine a race that starts in the dusk of an Autumn Saturday evening, and ends in full darkness. Imagine an event with a real party atmosphere, with a DJ, bar, hot food and a race arena lit up with flood lights.
As you can imagine too, head torches are mandatory kit for the race and there will be a sea of head lights winding their way through the trails throughout the evening.

Sorry but i have no idea how to work the times out, the following Meirionnydd runners took part:
Steve Loveluck, Anneliese Loveluck, Tom Roberts, Steffan Owen, Tristan Evans, Ben Wells, Jude Evans, Haydn Fowler, Jacqueline Fowler and Elly Downing.

Steve won his category M50 and Annelise finished 3rd lady overall and 1st F40.

Tristan said “Well done to the #goldengoats finish 4th in the team event. Well done everyone. And a big thank you to Matt Ward great event" The team comprised of Tristan Evasn, Tom Roberts and Steffan Owen.


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25/9/16 Trailffest.

Tom Roberts said "Fun day at trailfest today. Starts off with a nice train journey to the start, then run back on possibly the toughest trail half marathon around, and a strong head wind making it tiring.! I finished second, and great runs from Dylan Evans and Jude Evans who smashed her previous time from last year. Would be nice to have more goats taking it on next year. Totally recommend it! Now time for a beer!!"

You tube video here.

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19/9/16 St John's Castle.

Jeremy said "King John's Castle a 4.6 mile race starting in Lanarmon yn Ial with 865ft of climbing. Starting and finishing at the Raven pub (which is run by the locals). The day was glorious but the hills were punishing! I got lost twice on the was back to the village (not seriously) but still managed to pull off 1st V50. A very welcome bowl of soup and hunk of bread greeted us at the finish. The race, organised by John Lindley, raised £150 for mountain rescue."

Jeremy finished 1st M50 in 44:07.

18/9/16 La ronde ceretane.

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Nich Bradley said "Well now we know why this one of RunnersWorld top 10 French races! Superb organisation. Beautiful warm sunny location £20 from Brum and a great choice of events.

None of the goats tempted by yesterday's colour run ( blues good enough) but the goatherds all deserted their supporters posts to do the Randonnee a supervised climb up through the woods via a variety of local food and drink stations achieving the return trip within the allotted time and without falling off any cliffs despite early morning wine! The same fate was on offer to the runners but the thought of stopping for some Catalan Sausage at 13k was too difficult- perhaps we missed the point!

After a massed start of 1500 runners sharing a run down wide roads then up through progressively old and narrow streets then onto the steep mountain road, Graeme Stringer (6k race) peeled off right to follow a serpentine tarmac route back to the crowded town centre. Juliet Edwards, Peter Nicholls and Nich Bradley carried on up with the 649 doing 2 9k laps to complete the 20k. The big hill was just runable and was followed by a fast gravel road gently descending away from town leaving about 3k of tarmac which gradually got steeper and steeper before a dip into town and off for lap 2 or the sprint in front of the excellent museum of modern art to finish in front of the Town Hall.

Huge crowds and loads of bands and roads covered in colour. Single minded runners catered for at the end with more local food and wine. Highly recomended!

Website La ronde cérétane.

In the
6k: Graeme Stringer finished in 32:33 318
20k: Nich Bradley finished in 1:37:04 followed by Juliet Edwards in 1:52:26 and Peter Nicholls in 1:56:51.

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11/9/16 Vyrnwy Half Marathon.

Two Meirionnydd Runners ran in the Vyrnwy Half Marathon. First home was Sioned Jones in 1:58:09 followed by Sheila Symonds in 3:37:45.

Dywedodd Sioned "Wwp, wwp ... falch iawn o fedru rhedeg1/2 marathon Llyn Efyrnwy ar ol problem gyda'n ffer wythnos diwethaf ! Gwell fyth cal pb!"

Sioned siad "Woop, woop ... glad to have been able to run Lake Vyrnwy half marathon after a problem with my ankle last week! Better still a pb!"

Photos by Mick hall Photos

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11/9/16 Cyrn y Brain.

Jeremy Randell ran in Cyrn y brain fell race finishing in 55:47.

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4/9/16 Caernarfon 10k.

Two Meirionnydd runners ran the North Wales Championship 10k race at Caernarfon. Forst home was Sioned Jones in a time of 54:07 followd by Sheila Symonds 1:40:30.

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4/9/16 Compressport Trail 10k.

Compressport Trail 10k Wales brings the same great organisation, atmosphere and route, designed by runners for runners, over a stunning and runnable 10km route on the iconic trails of Coed y Brenin.
First Meirionnydd runner home was Tristan Evans in 43:26 followed by Steve Loveluck 48:26; Steffan Owen 49:33; Anneliese Loveluck 51:35; Jacqueline Fowler 01:09:08; Haydn Fowler 1:12:50; Elly Downing 01:13:44 and Jude Evans PaceSetter.
Photos by Sportpictures Cymru

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