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Clwb Rhedeg MEIRIONNYDD Running Club.

Ein rasus / Our races.

The Club organises several races during the year, scroll down to see details:

Update 19/12/19.

Meirionnydd Running Club winter race series.

The Series comprises the three Meirionnydd organised Winter fell races Rhobell fawr, Tarren hendre and Ras yr Aran. The total time form all three races are combined and the winner is the person with the fastest time.

Winter series Hall of Fame: here.

Results by year:

2003-4 / 2004-5 / 2005-6 / 2006-7 / 2007-8 / 2008-9 / 2009-10 / 2010-11 / 2011-12 / 2012-13. /
2013-14 Ras yr Aran Cancelled due to Snow - no full series.
2013-14 / 2014/15 / 2015/16. / 2016/17. / 2017/18. /

Tarren Hendre fell race

Ras TarrenHendre Fell Race.

  • When: Saturday 25 January 2020 12 noon Age over 16 No junior race
  • Cost: £7 Includes: Free soup & bread
  • Entry by : On the day only at Race HQ: post code LL36 9UU Grid ref SH 678 069
  • Reg open 10-30-11:45 (prompt). - Half a mile / 10 mins to start from HQ
  • Parking limited, no parking in the woods. Please car share and park considerately for the villagers
  • Facilities: Good big dry warm hall & toilets but no secure bag storage & no showers.
  • No dogs allowed. No headphones.
  • Full body waterproof cover, map compass and whistle mandatory. Bring hat and gloves also -they may be mandatory.
Tarren Hendre fell race
  • Map available on website, , may be downloaded and printed. Tyvek versions available to buy at race HQ.
  • Race starts from Grid ref SH672063 at 12:00. noon
  • Race run under and insurance.
  • No first aid present, there is a small kit at finish and race HQ. Water at finish
  • Records: Simon Bailey (Mercia) 45:12 in 2006 and Anna Frost (Wrexham) 55:53 in 2007
  • Prizes: Male and Female 123 and age cat <23 and over 40 50 60 70
  • Tea and cakes available as well as soup provided

Race Safety
This race is run in mid winter to heights over 2000ft.
Please read the following before deciding whether it is safe on the day for YOU to run this race. Your safety is our preoccupation but YOUR responsibility.

And finally, your data:
If you enter this race know that we will publish your name, age, running club if any, and your finishing time and position, to anyone who may have an interest, eg our own club, national athletics organisations and social and newsprint media. We will store this data for historic and comparison purposes. Contact data will be destroyed after the results are officially confirmed. The race organisers do not provide an official photography service.

Results by year:

2004 / 2005 / 2006 / 2007 / 2008 / 2009 / 2010 / 2011 / 2012 / 2013. / 2014 (not full route). / 2015. / 2016. / 2017./ 2018. / 2019. / 2020.


Ras yr Aran Fell Race.

10 Miles with 3100' Ascent. Race Grade: AM & LK/PM/NS/ER
The third and final race in the Meirionnydd - Winter Race Series. and a Counter in the British Fell running Championship 2020.
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.

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  • When: Saturday 14 March 2020 12 noon. Age 18y+ on race day, Cost: £10. Junior race 12+ start:12:10, Juniors £2.
Ras yr aran

Records: Tim Davies (Mercia) 1:23:26 in 2009 and Kate Bailey (Meirionnydd) 1:41:14 in 2009

Prizes: Male and Female 1,2 & 3 and age cat <23 (on 31/12/2020) and >40 >50 >60 >70 (All other ages relate to race date.)

Rules & Kit: Full body waterproof cover, map compass, whistle. HAT GLOVES AND EMERGENCY FOOD ALSO MANDATORY THIS YEAR (*Previous runners note*)

Race Safety
This race is run in late winter with limited daylight, commonly in bad weather and several miles are fully exposed at over 2500 feet. Please read the following before deciding whether it is safe on the day for YOU to run this race. Your safety is our preoccupation but YOUR responsibility.

And finally! Your data:
If you enter this race know that we will publish your name, age, running club if any, and your finishing time and position, to anyone who may have an interest, eg our own club, national athletics organisations and social and newsprint media. We will store this data for historic and comparison purposes. Contact data will be destroyed after the results are officially confirmed. The race organisers do not provide an official photography service. We may use photographic or video equipment for the purpose of monitoring the race.

Ras Yr Aran Winter Fell Race, Age group course records,:
(Established 2004 – new course 2005)

Results by year:

2004 / 2005 / 2006 / 2007 / 2008 / 2009 / 2010 / 2011 / 2011 (FRA champs). / 2012. / 2013 (cancelled-snow) / 2014(Short race-snow). / 2015. / 2016. / 2017. / 2018. / 2019. / 2020.


Dolgellau 5 mile road race.

Race start, here, is a good five minute walk from the Marian recreation ground, at the bottom of the hill leaving town by a minor road heading to Llanfachreth opposite Eurospar (a map and marshals will be available on race day).
Course Description and Safety Notes:
The start line is at the bottom of the steep hill leading from Dolgellau heading towards Llanfachreth. The course pulls up hill sharply from the start line before taking the first minor road right, slightly rolling at a fairly level pitch running parallel with the A494 in the valley below. This undulating road passes through mile one, and in a further 200 metres takes a left turn at another intersection with the minor road rising from Dolserau.

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The course now climbs more gradually, gaining height over the next 600 metres to reach another junction opposite the gatehouse to the old Nanau estate. Another left turn has the road dropping back towards Dolgellau for 200 metres before crossing the carriageway and turning right heading out toward the golf course. At this point it is important to follow the instructions of the marshals as you will be crossing the flow of traffic. The road now undulates gradually down hill to the two mile mark and passes a water station at Pandy Bach. The course continues to run down hill, increasing notably toward mile 3. Just after this mile marker is a very sharp left hand hairpin, heed the marshals advice in case traffic is oncoming.
The road continues down hill, allowing almost terminal velocity to be achieved as you draw level with Cymmer Abbey on the right.
At the bottom of the hill course levels out and takes a right hand turn for about 50 yards before turning back on itself towards the bypass.
On reaching the by-pass turn left, running ON the footpath, and take the footpath dropping left away from the road. The course now follows the disused Dolgellau road below Dolrhyd until rejoining the minor road into town opposite the College. Again at this point it is essential to follow the instructions of the marshals as you cross from one side of the carriageway to the other. Once on the College side of the road run ON the footpath, under the old footbridge and then prepare to take a very awkward right hand turn (marshalled) negotiating the anti-bike barrier before plunging down a steep footpath, under the under-pass, across the narrow foot bridge and turning left to majestically sprint along the Marian cycle path to the finish line on the recreation ground.
On this last section please be aware of pedestrians, dogs and bikes, and remember, be careful out there.

We advise runners NOT to wear headphones or listen to MP3 players whilst running.
No dogs, wheeled buggies or supporting cycles will be allowed to accompany athletes during the race.

Race Description (doc)

Race Map (pdf)

Dol 5, Course record & Age group course records:

Race Records (new course) (xls)

Race Records (old course) (pdf)

Results by year:

2002 / 2003 / 2004 / 2005 / 2006 / 2007 / 2008 / 2009 / 2010 / 2011 / 2012 / 2013 / 2014 / 2015. / 2016. / 2017./ 2018. / 2019. / 2020 CV19 No race /.


Ras Rhobell Fawr Race AM LJ/PM/NS.

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 100 .
Race Entry: Online Only details to follow. All competitors must carry wind/waterproof full body cover, map, compass and whistle.
Sorry, no Dogs.
Start 12.00. Village hall, Llanfachreth, Nr Dolgellau (SH 756225)

Rhobell fawr

of route by Ashley Charlwood

Rhobell Fell Race, Course record & Age group course records:

Results by year:

2003 / 2004 / 2005 / 2006 / 2007 / 2008 / 2009 / 2010 / 2011. / 2012 / 2013 / 2014. / 2015. / 2016. / 2017. / 2018. / 2019. / 2020 CV19 No race /


Cancelled until further notice - Penmaenpool Trail Race.

This was a new Trail Race for 2013.
Race map for the long & short races pdf here.

Results by year:

9 Mile Long Race. 2013 / 2014.
3 Mile Short Race. 2013 / 2014.

Meirionnydd Trail Running Festival Logo

Cancelled until further notice
Pen 10 / Penmaenpool 10 mile race.

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Due to lack of interest it was decided to replace this race with a Trail Race in 2013.
A 10 mile race on well surfaced track in the South of the Snowdonia National Park. The race follows the course of the old railway line which runs from Penmaenpool to Morfa Mawddach, now commonly referred to as the Mawddach Trail. At approx 4 miles the race leaves the railway line and follows a grassy public footpath (0.5 miles taped route) toward Fegla Fach before rejoining the Mawddach Trail for the home run. The course is VERY flat and apart from the stretch of grass path should lend itself to good speed.

Entry Form/Poster (doc)

Race Description (doc)

Race Map (jpg)

Race Records (doc)

Race Records (pdf)

Results by year:

2000 / 2001 / 2002 / 2003 / 2006 / 2007 / 2008 / 2009 / 2010. / 2011. / 2012.