Saturday, 30 May 2009


Conditions were certainly more summer like for the Ras Y Cader (Incorporating the first race in the Welsh Athletics MR Championship) at Dolgellau on Saturday 30th May with the hot and sunny conditions an extra challenge for the runners as well as the 10.5m/3000' up and down course, still another good turnout for the race with 246 finishers with 2006 race winner Lloyd Taggart (Dark Peak) again successful in a time of 1:26:25 with 2007/08 race winner Richard Roberts 2nd in 1:29:05 and that was after working a night shift! Mynydd Du's Martin Shaw was 3rd in 1:33:54 while Eryri's Iain Ridgway ran well to finish 4th in 1:35:42. Eryri's Jackie Lee led the ladies home in 11th place overall in a time of 1:41:38. 2nd (After a heavy fall on the downhill and injuring her knee) Helen Fines 1:46:07 and 3rd Sarah Ridgway 1:49:03. Other notable Eryri placings/times: 19th (1st MV/50) Arwel Lewis 1:44:59. 23rd Noel Craine 1:45:54. 28th Dafydd Williams 1:47:10. 33rd Rory O'Donnell 1:48:22. 34th Paul Jenkinson 1:48:33. 45th Adrian Williams 1:53:21. 55th (5th S/L) Jenny Hemming 1:55:38. 61st (2nd MV/60) Don Williams 1:57:44.
Congratulations to Graeme Stringer and his team for another well organised event.

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