The weather forecast gave everyone a few causes for concern . But, in the end we were incredibly lucky and runners enjoyed the best of the days weather …. wind dropped significantly and even a couple of hours of sunshine.
Local, Matthew Roberts( Calder Valley ) was simply in a class of his own . He dropped the rest of the field after only a few hundred metres and didn’t look back. He was home in a record time of 1.08.38 , a full 6 minutes ahead Gareth Hughes in second -place. Lloyd Taggart ( Manx Fellrunners & previous record holder ) took the other podium place.
The ladies race was dominated by Hunters Bog Trotters club . Briony Curtis , Megan Mowbray took first and second spot , closely pursued by local runner Sarah Ridgeway .
The race was once again supported by sponsorship from Penmaenmawr Town Council . The highlight for many was the Conwy Brewery Fell Race ale that runners received on the finish line . Once again the race ( which is completely not-for-profit) made a considerable amount for local charities. This year , proceeds will be used to purchase life-saving defibrillators for local villages .
Chris Near, race Organiser