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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 January 2017.
Ras yr Aran in March 2017.
Dolgellau 5 in July 2017.
For further details click: here.

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Newyddion / News.

August Parkrun.
Link to Club results for all Parkruns.

Dolgellau #26:
1st Tom Roberts 17:11.
Edinburgh #353: Nich Bradley 21:28.

3/8/16 Ponderosa Fell race.

Tristan Evans went along to the ponderosa fell race finishing in a time of 29.13, 1 minute faster than last year.

July Parkrun.
Link to Club results for all Parkruns.

Chipping Sodbury #122:
Jeff Davies 21:17.
Jersey #43: Elly Downing 32:58.

Chipping Sodbury #121:
Jeff Davies 21:41.

Dolgellau #22:
Sioned Mair Jones 28:34.

Dolgellau #21:
Tom Roberts 17:21 and Dai Rice 27:50.

24/7/16 Snowdonia trail Marathon.

Three Meirionnydd runners travelled to LLanberis to run in the Snowdonia Trail races. Website details here: Snowdonia Trail Marathon.

In the Half marathon Steve loveluck finished in 2:33:04 and Anneliese Loveluck finished 2nd F40 in 2:36:28.

snowdonia trail half Loveluck 2016

And Elly Downing ran in the full marathon.
Elly siad "Nearly didn't go...had lost my mojo and really hadn't done much running. However, some very lovely and inspiring people helped me to get my self-belief back, and by the time I got to the start line this morning, I was soooo excited and totally in the zone, mentally if not physically.
I knew it would be tough, but I also knew it would be epic. I wasn't wrong on either count.
I started at the back, took it slow and gradually worked my way out of what I thought was last place. I stopped counting when I'd overtaken about 20 others in total. I know it doesn't really matter, but it helped my motivation and gave me something to work for. Other runners and marshals were friendly and supportive. I ran on my own, which is fine, but it didn't feel like I was on my own, there were so many people out there on the mountain, even in the awful weather.
Up high, it was very wet and very misty. I'm taking that as a bonus...I couldn't see how far we'd climbed and scrambled. I knew it would be tough, but I didn't know how well I'd cope with the toughness. I was a little (OK a lot) scared of the PYG track at 20 miles, but I just dug in (for what seemed like forever). I wasn't sure I'd be able to run down, but I did...all the way, that was awesome!!
Great route, great organisation and great to have really special people waiting to see me finish after they'd all been finished ages!
No blisters, possible black toenails but not sure if they were there already, minimal chaffing this time thank goodness. Typing this with my legs in the air in the hope I'll be able to get out of bed in the morning.
Once again, thanks to everyone who has supported me.
Oh and the technical bits...chip time 8.00.25 (sub8 next year then...might even train!), 27.7 miles, 5,306ft elevation."

snowdonia marathon elly dee 2016

23/7/16 Dolgellau 5 miles.

A big thank you to this years race sponsors Guthrie, Jones and Jones.

dol5 2016 start

Thank you also to all the participant for joining us to make the day so special.The sun shone and we had a wonderful race. Two clubs in particular merit a special thank you for supporting the race: Maldwyn Harriers with 22 runners and Prestatyn Running club with 21 runners.

This years winner of the Dolgellau 5 Mile road race was Gary Wyn Davies from Aberystwyth Athletics Club in a time of 28:01 and the first lady home was Amie Bagnall from Prestatyn Running Club who finished in a time of 33:51.

    New race records inculded:
  • Junior female: Jenna Bagnall 39:56; Prestatyn Running Club.
  • M60: David Davies 31:35; Brecon.
  • F65: Rose Thomas 43:15; Rhaeadr Running club.
  • M70: John Evans 42:01; Aberystwyth Athletic club.

Dolgellau 5 Race Results: Here.
Age category results: here.

Winners of the children's race:
1mile race: 1st place to Liam Martin 4.18 and 2nd place to Callum Martin in 4.32.
2mile race: 1st place Oliver Jones in 9.24 and 2nd place to Owain Thomas 13.05
Well done everybody who took part today.

    Nine Meirionnydd runners ran:
  1. Tom Roberts 2nd 28:29
  2. Arfon Hughes 35:26
  3. Steffan Owen 36:16
  4. Glyn Rowlands 37:35
  5. Andrew Yates 37:50
  6. Graeme Stringer 39:20
  7. Ben Wells 40:44
  8. Peter Nicholls 41:37
  9. Sioned Mair Jones 47:21
dol5 tom roberts 2016 dol5 steff owen 2016 dol5 greame stronger 2016
dol5 ben wells 2016    

We couldn't do it without the dedicated team behind the scene. Contributing their time sorting route signs, registration, setting up the start/finish, making the medals, arranging the BBQ etc.
You are all wonderful, thank you so much for your help.

16/7/16 Snowdon International Mountain Race.

Three Meirionnydd runners took on the challenge of 2016 Snowdon International Mountain race at LLanberis. First home was Tristan Evans in 1:28:14; next came Dylan Evans in 1:43:29 and Andrew Yates in 1:44:05.
Photos at finish by Gareth Roberts.

snowdon tristan evans 2016 snowdon dylan evans 2016 snowdon andrew yates 2016
snowdon 2016
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20/7/16 Ras y tren 5k, Caernarfon.

Well done Tom Roberts & Graeme Stringer who ran Ras y Tren at Caernarfon.

Tom finished 3rd overall in a time of 15:41 and Graeme finished in the top 100 (99th) in a time of 23:37.

ras y tren caernarfon tom roberts 2016 ras y tren caernarfon greame stringer 2016

10/7/16 London 10k.

Jacqueline and Haydn Fowler ran in the London 10k finishing in 53:37 and 1:01:21.

london 10k fowler 2016

9/7/16 Alva.

Nich said "Sad to report despite your chair's best efforts Kenny Stuart's 1981 record for the Alva hill race still stands, or if it doesn't I wasn't anywhere near the field to see it beaten.
Pen Dinas and Penmaenmawr 3 hills are mandatory training for this 1.6m madness. At least the 3 hills tames the fabled gorse here- the Scots run round the stuff!
Sadly nothing prepared me for the downhill arsending, which through trampled bracken led to overheating of a part of my anatomy usually reckoned best kept cool!
The fast guys didn't seem to run any of the downhill! My hat comes off for the guy in the kilt- and the one on an arm crutch - seriously!
We are pleased with the tradition of our races but these games, including the fell race are in their 160th year! Lots of races on the field at the bottom, including road bikes doing track races on the grass! Resisted temptation to toss a caber or fling a weight back over my head over a pole vault jump. Pleased to be in 1 piece."

Nich finished in a time of 34:05.

alva 2016
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3/7/16 Penbedw trail race.

Steffan Owen ran in the Penbedw trail 10k finishing in a time of 51:03.
Details of the race here.

penbedw steff owen 2016

2/7/16 Moel Siabod.

Steve Loveluck ran in the Moel Siabod fell race, finishing in a time of 1:10:38.
Photos by Sports Pictures Cymru.

moel siabod steve loveluck 2016

1/7/16 Newtown bbq 5k.

Sheila Symonds was the sole Meirionnydd runner finishing 1st F80 in 46:20.

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