Moelwyn Fell Race Report

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Ras y Moelwyn – 8.5mile fell race, held in Blaenau Ffestiniog on Saturday the 16th of April.

Great weather conditions & a great atmosphere for the 76 fell runners.

The nature of route which included exceptionally varied terrain – hard packed slate, bog, steep climbs & narrow rocky descents meant that a lot of jostling for positions occurred during this very exciting race.

1st overall male was Gareth Hughes of Mercia Fell Runners in a time of 1h: 21:17.  Second place and first Eryri club member was Martin Cliffe of 1:28:27 who also won first V40 position!

Male V50 & fifth position overall went to Dafydd Roberts of Rhedwyr Hebog in a time of 1:30:37 & male V60 went to Mike Blake of Eryri Harriers in a time of 2:11:23.

1st overall female was Sian Williams of Rhedwyr Hebog in a time of 1:40:04.  Second place & first Eryri club member was Ruth Metcalfe who was also first female V40 in a time of 1:55:30.  Female V50 went to Ali Thomas again of Eryri Harriers in a time of 2:08:07.

Junior Races: Under 12 Lewis William Evans, Under 14 Gethin Davies, Under 16 Aron Jones.

First local winners: Alan Jones of Rhedwyr Hebog 1:40:31 and Carla Lauder of Rhedwyr Hebog 2:23:29

Ninteen Eryri runners attended in total.

Emlyn Owen.

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