Pedol Cwm Pennant

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Results from the first running of the Ras Pedol Cwm Pennant.

Pedol Cwm Pennant results 2013

The weather remained calm for the inaugural running of the Ras Pedol Cwm Pennant. This 17 mile monster is destined to be a classic and rival the likes of Jura and Borrowdale for best long race in the UK status.


44 runners from all corners of England and Wales managed to finish the race. It was down to long race specialist – Simon Harding of Macclesfield AC who took the honours. Simon held off the early challenge of John Rowley to build a decent lead and managed to set a strong course record of 2 hours 41 minutes and 4 seconds. First Eryri finisher and 2nd overall was Matt Fortes, Matt moved steadily through the field, taking some good lines along the second half to finish in 2.48.30. Chris Near ran well to finish in 3rd and 1st male vet 40 in 2.51.48 with Martin Cliffe close behind in 2.52.11. Todmorden’s Lauren Jeska – benefiting from a course recce on the previous weekend reigned supreme in the ladies to take the win and course record in 3.07.29 and finish in 10th overall. Gavin Williams of Dark Peak ensured the travelling party left Cwm Pennant with enough ale by taking the vet 50’s in 3.11.31 and 13th overall, a mere minute ahead of next vet 50 Mark Liptrot of Lostock AC. Bowland’s Alan Duncan ran excellently to take the vet 60’s in 3.29.05 and 19th overall. Chester Tri’s Lisa Grantham took 2nd lady on the day in 3.54.12, soon followed by Eryri’s Ali Thomas, 3rd lady and 1st vet 40 in 3.55.21. Ellie Salisbury managed to take the ladies vet 50’s by finishing in 4.37 in 40th overall.

Matt F Pennant

Ali T Pennant










Big thanks to all runners who ran and all pre-day and on the day helpers, including:


John Rowley, Dils Rowlands, Sioned Ellen Rowlands, Alun ‘Rhwngddwyafon’ Williams, Frederick Smith, Tina McDonnell,Arwel Lewis, Trefor Jones, Chas Muskett, Jenny Muskett, Iorwerth Roberts, Pete Rowley, Paul Hodges, Maggie and Alwyn Oliver, Rory O’D, Edwin Roberts, Lorraine Roberts and helpers, Hefina Rowley, Jeremy Williams.


Math Roberts.

3 Responses to "Pedol Cwm Pennant"

  1. chris Near Posted on 06/16/2013 at 8:48 pm

    Cracking Race Math – thanks for putting so much effort into organising . It felt pretty tough for the time that it took !

  2. Tom Westgate Posted on 06/16/2013 at 10:05 pm

    What a lovely day & a fine race to add to the calendar, many thanks to all

  3. Adrian Williams Posted on 06/16/2013 at 10:41 pm

    Fantastic day and a fantastic race. The route and organisation second to none, well done, looking forward to next years race!

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