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Our next race: 29 July 2017, Dolgellau 5 miles.


Dolgellau 5 or Dol 5 which includes a Team challenge.
Distance: 5 miles (measured)
Start time: 13:00
Registration at Dolgellau Rugby club.
Entry: £10 and £12 (2016)
Route: Race Map
More information on our races page: here.

Fun Run / Rhedeg a sbri.
Distance: 1 miles
Start time: 12:30
Entry: £2

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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.

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

Dolgellau #57:
Dave Whittey 22:47; Tony Hodgson 25:38 and Peter Barnes 41:00.

Dolgellau #56:
Clive Edgington 20:32; Arfon Hughes 22:47; Dave Whittey 23:01; Ben Wells 25:17 and Tony Hodgson 36:32.
Penrhyn #115: Tom Roberts 16:58.

Dolgellau #55:
Clive Edgington 2nd 20:53; Steffan Owen 3rd 21:09 and Arfon Hughes 22:21.
Chipping Sodbury #155: Jeff Davies 21:37.

18/3/17 Aran.

Results here.
Race photos by SJPhotpgraphy here.

A big thank you to Oen Aran lamb for sponsoring the winter series.

This Saturday saw the thirteenth running of the Ras yr Aran and we certainly weren’t lucky with the weather. The foot of the mountain was warm with light drizzle but with cloud base low on the Garth visibility by the summit plateau was down to 25m with winds gusting to gale force giving a wind chill approaching -10.

The race was the third counter in the North Wales series and a quality field of 86 hardy souls took up the challenge. Due to conditions the organiser slashed the Moel Fenigl cut off time to 50 minutes and all competitors made that time. Deteriorating weather forced 3 retirements above the checkpoint and everyone had a hard battle to the turnaround, the route being terminated short below the final summit rocks climb.

The first runners home were Gareth Wyn Hughes of Mercia in 1:34:38, 12 seconds ahead of last years winner Ambleside’s Karl Steinegger with Lawrence Eccles of Penny Lane Striders a minute and a half behind.

In the Women’s race was one by Zoe Barber also from Mercia in 1:50:50 followed less than a minute later by Sian Williams of Rhedwyr Hebog.

Buckley had a good day with Jez Brown 4th overall and he, Steve Toogood, and John Morris took age category wins. John got very chilled on the descent and in the true spirit of fell running was supported by two Pensby runners and after rewarming was able to pick up his prize.

Women category prizes went to Ruth Metcalfe, and Ellie Salisbury with Elsi.

One female competitor developed signs of hypothermia on the return across the plateau and was assisted by members of the Mountain Rescue and she was able to walk down in their company. The race organisers are very grateful for the support of the rescue team, who are out on the fells for us at all of our races, fortunately rarely are they required to intervene but their presence is a great service to all runners at all races, which is truly appreciated.

Gareth Hughes also claimed the Male Winter series with a combined time of 3:19:24 and the Ladies Winter series was won by Sian Williams from Rhedwyr Hebog in a combined time of 3:55:14.

In the Winter series hall of fame you will find details of all winners and runners who have completed the series: Winter series hall of fame.

Gareth Hughes. Zoe Barber. Sian Williams.
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2016/17 Winter Series results:

Men. Women.
  1. Gareth Wyn Hughes; Mercia 3:19:24.
  2. Tristan Evans; Meirionnydd 3:32:50.
  3. Anthony Powell; Maldwyn 3:43:43.
  4. Steve Loveluck; Meirionnydd 4:31:37.
  5. Glyn Fletcher; Maldwyn 4:27:28.
  6. Kean Rowlands; Eryri 4:28:15.
  7. Brian Seery; Eryri 4:54:51.
  1. Sian Williams; Hebog 3:55:14.
  2. Louise Barker; Aberystwyth AC 4:36:20.

Four Meirionnydd runners completed Ras yr Aran 2017:

  1. Tristan Evans 1:38:19
  2. Jimmy Carter 1:46:44
  3. Steve Lovdeluck 2:13:28
  4. Glyn Rowlands 3:32:20
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A big thank you to everyone who made this race possible.

18/3/17 6th Trail at Portmeirion

Four Meirionnydd runners ran in the 6th trail race at Portmeirion. 1st home and winning the race was Tom Roberts in a time of 27:26. He was followed by Gwion Roberts in 31:34, Steffan Owen 33:45 and Ben Wells 38:10.

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12/3/17 Wrexham Marathon Festival, Half Marathon.

Two Meirionnydd runners ran in the Wrexham Marathon festival.
In the full Marathon incorporating the North Wales Half Marathon Championship Justin Pilkington finished in 3:46:35 claiming 3rd M40 in the Championship.

In the Half marathon Steffan Owen finished in 1:35:54.

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11/3/17 Conwy mountain fell race

Tristan Evans was the sole Meirionnyd runner in the first running of the Conwy mountain race. He finished in 3rd in a time of 47:37.
Photo by Sports pictures Cymru.

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5/3/2017 Anglesey Half Marathon.

Four meirionnydd runners ran in the Anglesey half marathon. First home was Gwion Robertn in 01:26:12 followed by Dylan Evans 01:36:29; Peter Barnes 01:59:09 and Jude Evans 02:22:18.

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4/3/17 Pipe dream.

Two club members ran in the Dolgarrog Pipe dream. First home was Nich Bradley in 49:43 follwed by Sioned Mair Jones who claimed the bag of potatoes in a time of 68.08.

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4/3/17 Bwlch maesgwm

Tom Roberts and Arfon Hughes ran in the bwlch maesgwm race from LLanberis. Tom won the race.
Results TBC.

4/6/17 Round the Lakes 20 mile

In the Round the Lakes 20 mile road race in Rhayader, Jimmy Carter running his first race for the club finished in 2:21:58, a new PB and club record.

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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, 7th May 2017.;
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 on 28 January 2017.
Ras yr Aran on 18 March 2017.
Dolgellau 5 on 29 July 2017.
Rhobell fawr on 4 November 2017.
For further details click: here.

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