There was a hugely successful second running of the Pedol Cwm Pennant on Saturday. Nearly double the number that turned up in 2013 started the race – 80 runners in total.
Once again Macclesfield’s Simon Harding took the win in 2.40.41 – on a slightly shorter route, Simon still broke his race record of last year and led from start to finish. Dark Peak’s John Hunt finished strongly to end in 2nd and 1st vet 40 with the ever improving NWRR Mark Davies taking 3rd in 2.50. 4th and 5th went to Eryri’s Matt Fortes and Martin Cliffe with Cliffe taking 2nd vet 40. 1st male vet 50 was Noel Craine, finishing in 6th overall and 2.54 – 15 minutes quicker than last year. Andrea Rowlands broke the ladies record by winning and finishing in 15th overall in a time of 3.03 – Andrea was also 1st lady vet 40. Mel Price of Mercia and Caitlin Rice of Glossop took 2nd and 3rd lady. 1st male vet 60 was again Bowlands Alan Duncan finishing in 48th overall and 3.43 with Emma Collins of Denbigh and Maggie Oliver of Eryri taking the ladies vet 50’s and 60’s respectively. In the team competition, Eryri mens took the win ahead of a joyous Glossopdale who wipped Dark Peak into 3rd, with Eryri ladies taking their title.
So once again a cracking running on an excellent route and let’s hope the race gets bigger and better.
Once again a big thanks to the army of efficient helpers – Chas and Jenny Muskett, Dils Rowlands, John Rowley, Iorwerth Roberts, Pete Rowley, Paul Hodges and friend!, Rory O’Donnell, Sioned Rowlands, Tina McDonnell, Arthur Connell, Becki Law, Edwin Roberts, Sandra Rowlands, DWT Snr, Trefor Jones, Lorraine Roberts and Sherie, Janine and family and Lisa and family.
Thanks also to Ken Crossley at the Cwm Pennant hostel, Alun Rhwngddwyfon and all the Cwm’s landowners. Richard, Emyr and Ieuan at Bryncir farm. Peredur from Cwrw Llŷn and DMM.