Sunday, 17 May 2009

Sarn Helen 16.5 mile Welsh "long" Fell Champs

The second race of the WFRA Welsh champs took place down in Lampeter today - an area not known for it's "true" fell running - the Sarn Helen race is 16.5 miles with 3000foot so a true classic 'long' fell race. The race is ran mainly on undulating roads, private farmland, forestry tracks and set amongst some very pretty scenery.

Once again the Eryri travelling bandwagon stalwarts were represented by:

Math Roberts 1st 1.45.31
Iain Ridgeway 7th 1.56.30
Scott Butterworth 9th 2.00.03 (missing out on the magic 2hr barrier by a mere 3 seconds)
Alwyn Oliver 57th 2.37.13
Maggie Oliver 74th 2.52.11 and 1st lady vet 60.

There were 88 finishers.

All in all an interesting day and cheers to the Sarn Helen club for a superbly organised race.

Fastest published results ever are below:

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