It was a good day out for youth and veterans alike at this year’s Pipe Dream, with two under 23’s in the top three (one of them under 18), but crowned by a Vet 40. Felipe Jones (v40) of Sarn Helen and clubmate Sion Price (u23) travelled a long way to take the top two slots, with Felipe having no trouble with a nearly two minute margin by the end, smashing John Parkinson’s v40 record in the process.
Not so easy behind him, as Max Dunford (u18) running for St Davids College, narrowly beat John P for the final podium position.
Eryri’s Miranda Grant had no trouble winning the ladies, with a strong performance leaving her three minutes clear of Sian Williams of Hebog. Lois Lee (u18) of St Davids took 3rd.
Great to see some young blood doing well in what is a sea of v40’s these days. Thanks go to Math Roberts for encouraging and facilitating the St Davids College pupils to attend. No doubt they will be making further appearances this season.
One notable performance this year came in the form of Steve P Jones. SPJ absolutely destroyed Alan Duncan’s 2013 v60 record by 2.01 minutes, finishing 11th overall in the process and only 12 seconds behind Miranda. One to watch for this year’s British Champs perhaps?
Pictured are John Parkinson climbing well up the initial pipe incline, with Miranda battling hard behind. And Gary PJ enjoying himself in his new Eryri cycle top!