Ras Mynydd ‘Moel Tryfan’

Yr ifanc a’r profiadol yn brwydro yn erbyn ei gilydd mewn tywydd stormus! 

Aeth criw o 37 rhedwyr dewr amdani ar Ras Mynydd Moel Tryfan, dydd Sadwrn dwythaf , 7fed of Fawrth.  Oedd y tywydd yn wyntog a glyb, ond ni wnaeth hyn stopio bachgen 14 Ryan Glyn Owen godi i’r brig ag ennill y categori agored mewn amser o 32.34.  Dim ond dwy eiliad tu ol iddo, oedd y deiliad record presenol, John Parkinson mewn amser o 32.36.

 

Becky Taylor wnaeth yn ennill category agored y merched am yr ail dro mewn amser o 38.50 gyda Megan Hughes yn ail mewn amser o 40.04.


Youth & experience fight it out in the stormy weather!
Mi gymeraf y siawns yma i roi diolch i Mair Tomos ar tim am ei weithio yn ddiwyd i gynal y ras o dan amglychiadau llai nag ffafriol.

 

37 runners pitted themselves against the challenging weather conditions, last Saturday 7th of March.  Whilst the weather was poor, this did not stop 14 year old Ryan Glyn Owen from stealing the show from current record holder John Parkinson & winning the race in a time of 32.34.  John was hot on his heels though in a time of 32.36.

Becky Taylor won the open female category for the second time in a time of 38.50 with Megan Hughes second in a time of 40.04.

I shall take this opportunity to thank Mair Tomos & the team for working diligently to hold the race under less then favourable conditions.

Emlyn Owen.

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Rhayader Round the Lakes 20m

Lauren Jeska followed up her Anglesey HM win last week with another impressive win at the Rhayader 20m road race on Saturday 7th March where she finished 22nd overall in a time of 2:19:39 over ten minutes ahead of the 2nd placed female finisher; Katie Samuelson 2:30:23.
The 20 mile Race is a demanding race which runs through the picturesque countryside of the Elan Valley, over one of the most scenic courses in the British Isles.
There were 364 finishers.
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Welsh Athletics President

Welsh Athletics is very sad to report the sudden death of Welsh Athletics President Sue Sayer late on Sunday 8th March.

Matt Newman, Welsh Athletics Chief Executive Officer, commented: “Sue Sayer was a true unsung hero of athletics in Wales.

Sue showed an unbelievable commitment and dedication to her club, the North Wales Region and to athletics at a national and international level.

Her contribution was immense and she will be missed by everyone within the wider athletics family. Our thoughts are with Ivor, Caroline and Richard at this difficult time.”

News of her death has stunned everyone connected with the sport and sadly it is the second tragedy involving North Wales officials in the past week.

Last week Gareth Brooks, 35-year-old son of Paul Brooks, of Leeswood, the secretary of the North Wales regional athletics council, died in hospital after a short illness .

Sue Sayer, 68, from Buckley, was chair of Deeside Athletics Club, chair of the North Wales regional council and for the past two years has been President of Welsh Athletics. Until recently she was also secretary of the Welsh track and field committee.

In her role as President she attended numerous competitions and meetings throughout Wales, and at the close of Sunday’s indoor international in Cardiff was presented with a bouquet.

It is understood that as she was driving home she was taken ill near Craven Arms in Shropshire and pulled into a lay-by. A passer-by alerted the police and she was found to be dead.

The secretary of Deeside AAC Denise Harris said the news had come as a huge shock although she had not been in the best of health in recent years.

“I had known Sue for about 30 years since she first brought her daughter Caroline to the club as a youngster,” she said. “She started helping and became more involved as a team manager and eventually as chairperson.

“Her death leaves a huge gap to fill because she did so much for the club.”

Gareth Hughes, vice-chairman of the North Wales regional council, said Mrs Sayer was constantly working for the good of the sport in the region and was very proud of the achievements of local athletes at national and international level.

“She made a massive contribution to the sport over many years, which was recognized by her election as President, and she was forever speaking up for North Wales,” he said.

A former teacher, Mrs Sayer received a Welsh Athletics meritorious award in 2001 and 12 years later was presented with Award of Honour.

She leaves her husband Ivor, himself a much-respected official race starter, and children Richard and Caroline, all of whom have made a huge contribution to athletics.

Details of the funeral arrangements to follow.

Our sincere condolences to husband Ivor and her children Richard & Caroline.

Birmingham Inter Counties XC

Amongst those representing North Wales at the Inter-Counties XC Champs at Cofton Park, Birmingham on Saturday 7th March were:
SENIOR MEN: Richard Roberts who had a good run to make the top 100 finishing 92nd in a time of 38:05 and 218th Daniel Kashi 41:08. There were 283 finishers.
UNDER 20 WOMEN: 55th Bronwen Jenkinson 25:20. There were 143 finishers.
UNDER 17 MEN: 97th John Spill 21:28. There were 274 finishers.
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Wrexham half & marathon

Andrea Roberts just missed out on breaking the 3hrs marathon barrier on Sunday 8th March at Wrexham where she clocked 3:00:00!! A personal best for the distance for Andrea by 8m 52s as she finished 20th overall and 2nd female (1st FV/40) with Gemma Morgans 53rd overall, 4th female and 2nd S/F in a time of 3:27:49.
There were 188 finishers in the wet conditions. Run in conjunction with the event, there was also a Half Marathon in which Eryri’s Arthur Connell finished 5th overall in a time of 79:11. There were 424 finishers.
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Wrexham half & marathon

Andrea Roberts just missed out on breaking the 3hrs marathon barrier on Sunday 8th March at Wrexham where she clocked 3:00:00!! A personal best for the distance for Andrea by 8m 52s as she finished 20th overall and 2nd female (1st FV/40) with Gemma Morgans 53rd overall, 4th female and 2nd S/F in a time of 3:27:49.
There were 188 finishers in the wet conditions. Run in conjunction with the event, there was also a Half Marathon in which Eryri’s Arthur Connell finished 5th overall in a time of 79:11. There were 424 finishers.
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