Where do I start with the thanks?, all the helpers who turned out to assist, Eryri, Menai, Clwydian, relations and the weather all made it a successful day. The sponsors that supported us once again, Snowdon Mountain Railway, Penceunant Café, The Heights, Cread and all the landowners for allowing us to run on their land.
The results (the half-race results are on their way) speak for themselves. The 2006 winner Rob Jebb, on his 3rd visit, wa sthis year’s winner in 3.15.27. He paced it perfectly with Morgan Donnelly, catching long time leader and Ben Nevis winner Finlay Wilde by Y Lliwedd and coming in to win in the 4th fastest time, with Morgan taking 2nd (and nearly 9 min off the V40 record), and Finlay taking 3rd.
In the ladies victory went to Rob’s team mate British International Victoria Wilkinson who finished an amazing 17th overall in 3.38.06 a time beaten only by Menna’s record 3.28.14 (96) and 3.33.45 (95).
Other outstanding feats missed by me at the prize giving were Mark Roberts taking 2.45 off the V50 record; Gill Myers taking staggering 18 minutes off the F50 record, and Huw Davies setting 3.58.21 as the 1st U23 competitor in the history of the race.
In the teams, 3 to count, saw Borrowdale’s men ( 10.21.17) win from Dark Peak ( 10.26.21), whilst Ambleside ladies (12.37.34) pipped Dark Peak (12.38.08).
Splits to follow soon.
Victory in the half Peris went to 2011 second placed Callum Musket in 1.58.02. Sarah Ridgway took victory in 2.12.53, and took nearly 2 minutes off Jo Moore’s 2009 record.However it must be noted that such was the quality of the ladies long race field this year that no less than 14 women including local lady Jenny Heming also beat Jo’s record on their way to the full distance!
Found property at the Heights – a smelly pair fell shoes and dogs. Dogs are in the bin shoes are washed and drying, phone me.