Croeso / Welcome.
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
New Online membership
Tuesday, Club Runs.
Summer season. Runs will start from various locations around Meirionnydd. Link has details of meeting place & times: Timetable here.
Newyddion / News.
May 2017 Parkrun.
Link to Club results for all Parkruns.
Dolgellau #67: Jimmy Carter 18:48; Clive Edgington 21:19; Arfon Hughes 21:20; Sarah HARRIS 1st Lady 26:13 and Sioned Mair Jones 29:11.
Dolgellau #66: Clive Edgington 20:54 and Sarah HARRIS 33:52.
Dolgellau #65: Arfon Hughes 21:38; Sioned Mair Jones 28:09.
Dolgellau #64: Clive Edgington 25:31; Mpho Bogatsu 27:00.
Coventry #367: Sioned Mair Jones 28:32.
23/5/17 Club run llanfachreth
Club runners on the edge of Coed y Brenin near LLanfachreth.
23/4 Great orme, Tuesday night series
Tom Roberts finished 3rd in 32:03.
(Message from webmaster: I am struggling to follow the series this year as the results don't appear for a long time.)
20/5/17 Ras y Gader.
A fantastic turn out for the club at our local race. Sixteen runners took on the challange of running 10.5 miles from the town square in Dolgellau up to the top of Cader Idris and back. About an hour before the race we had torrential rain but by 1pm and the start of the race it was sunny with a light breeze. The wind kept the humidity down, nice weather for a mountain race.
Club times were:
Tristan Evans 1:37:48
Jimmy Carter 1:45:01
Mat Fenwick 1:46:45
Jeremy Randell 1:48:50
Gwion Roberts 1:49:12
Arfon Hughes 2:01:40
Dave Whittey 2:05:31
Steve Lovelock 2:05:45
Steffan Owen 2:05:57
Anneliese Lovelock 2:09:37
Ben Wells 2:12:19
Rob Whittey 2:13:34
Glyn Rowlands 2:16:09
Justin Pilkington 2:16:57
Kevin Evans 2:46:16
Mpho Bogatsu 2:47:33
14/5/17 Powis Trail 10k.
10/5/17 Ras yr Hafod.
Jimmy Carter ran Ras yr Hafod, the results haven't been posted yet.
9/5/17 Club run.
Evening club run at Coed y Brenin.
7/5/17 Newtown 10k.
Jimmy Carter ran in the Newtown 10k finishing in a time of 38:54 claiming 1st M35.
7/5/17 Ffrith 5k.
Five Club runners travelled to Prestatyn to run in the Ffrith 5k which incorporated the North Wales 5k championship. First home was Gwion Roberts in 18:33; he was followed by Clive Edgington claiming Gold M60 in North wales champ 20:06; Arfon Hughes Bronze M45 NW champs 20:36; Jeff Davies Silver M65 North Wales champs 22:05 and Sheila Symonds Gold F80 NW champs in 50:20.
7/5/17 Market drayton 10k.
3/5/17 Rhostryfan 10k.
Results from a hilly and hot Rhostryfan 10k
Tom Roberts 1st 34:35 taking the course record by 4seconds.
Gwion Bobo Roberts 10th 41:47
Graeme Stringer 46th 51:58
These mid week races are well worth going to. They are ideal for a bit of speed work training
2/5/17 Club run.
Evening club run at precepice LLanfachreth.
April 2017 Parkrun.
Link to Club results for all Parkruns.
Dolgellau #63: Clive Edgington 20:57.
Chipping Sodbury #163: Jeff Davies 21:53.
Dolgellau #62: Clive Edgington 20:39; Arfon Hughes 21:12; Sioned Mair Jones 27:47 and Elly Downing31:37.
Dolgellau #61: Arfon Hughes 20:53; Dave Whittey 21:59; Nich Bradley 22:43 and Elly Downing 30:49.
Dolgellau #60: Clive Edgington 20:38; Steffan Owen 21:44 and Mpho Bogatsu 43:08.
Swindon #348: Jeff Davies 22:47.
Penrhyn #118: Tom Roberts 17:00.
Dolgellau #59: Clive Edgington 21:04 and Arfon Hughes 22:00.
29/4/17 Three Peaks fell race.
29/4 Moel Wnion.
Tristan Evans ran in the Moel y Wnion fell race. He finished in 40:34, 3 min faster than last year.
29/4/17 Red kite challenge half marathon.
Jimmy Carter ran in the Red Kite Challenge half marathon at Devil's Bridge. He finished 2nd M40 in a time of 1:43:30.
29/4 Big rock 10k.
23/4/17 Goldrush Trail.
Nine Club runners ran in the Goldrush trail with another four in the Goldrush canicross.
In the trail race Meirionnydd's Tom Roberts Won in a time of 56:40. Close behind was his brother Gwion Bobo Roberts in 1:06:38; then Steffan Owen 1.11.42; Steve Loveluck 1.13.56; Dylan Evans 1.15.06; Anneliese Loveluck 1.16.17 to clain 1st age category F45; Ben Wells 1.19.15; Justin Pilkington 1.22.11 and Graeme Stringer in 1.27.20.
In the Goldrush Canicross Mat Fenwick finished in 2nd Sen category in 1.06.27; Peter Barnes 3nd M55 in 1.29.57; Jacqueline Fowler 1.49.01 and Haydn Fowler 1.56.44.
23/4/17 London Marathon.
This years Club representative in the Virgin London Marathon for 2017 was Mpho Bogatsu. Mpho finished the marathon in 4:38:17.
16/4/17 Teifi 10.
Tom Roberts said he was happy with his race in the Teifi 10. Tom finished in 2nd place in a time of 54:55.
14/4/17 Chocoholics 5k.
9/4/17 Rhug 10k
Steffan Owen ran in the Up hill down dale Rhug 10k. Finishing in 51:48.
8/4/17 Ras y Moelwyn.
Four Meirionnydd runners ran Ras y Moelwyn in glorious spring sunshine. First home was Tristan Evans in 01:37:44 followed by Mat Fenwick 01:45:48; Arfon Hughes 02:02:22 and Nich Bradley 02:04:26.
Photos by Graham Spencer
After one month the news will be transferred into Archive 2017 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.