Sunday, 17 May 2009


MOEL EILIO 2009 Race Report
Despite terrible conditions, the 2009 Moel Eilio Race was well attended as usual, with 84 runners, 44 walkers and 16 juniors battling the elements on this classic Llanberis event. Wind speeds were recorded at almost 80 miles per hour along the ridge, this coupled with a hail storm it made for very interesting running conditions.
For the first time this year, the event was organised as a fund raiser for Cancer Research in memory of Caernarfon Fire Fighter Darren Costello. All funds raised will be used locally to address the needs of cancer patients in North Wales.
The senior race field was led home by 3 times Snowdon race winner Tim Davies from Welshpool, with Conwy’s Chris Near a fantastic second and Pete Haworth from Bangor University in 3rd. Llanberis Man Dafydd Williams continued with his recent run of form to take the Vet 40 honours, with Eryri’s Russell Owen 1st Vet 50 and Dafydd Whiteside Thomas 1st Vet 60 on his favourite mountain.

The ladies race was close run with Eryri’s Andrea Roberts taking the honours from Jenny Hemming in 2nd and Emma Hitchins 3rd. Vet 40 winner was Eryri’s Annie Williams.

The junior race was also well contested, the category results are:
U16 Boys
1 Henri Williams (17.11) 2 Calum Muskett (18.18) 3 Owain James (20.51)
U14 Boys
1 Morgan Evans (15.15) 2 Gerwyn Roberts (16.29) 3 Osian Williams (17.00) 4 Rhys James (17.38)
U12 Boys
1 Tristan Davison (14.06)
U10 Boys
1 Kes Thomas (14.26) 2 Oli White (18.12) 3 Ethan Costello (18.28) 4 Aaron White (19.42) 5 Aaron Cooper (20.20)
U16 Girls
1 Lisa Peters (21.51)
U14 Girls
1 Megan Lloyd (17.41) 2 Elin James (20.20)
Many thanks to all who helped special thanks to Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team, Heights Hotel Llanberis, Padarn Bus Llanberis, and Joe Brown Shops.
Results are here -
Gwynfor’s great photos are also available here:
…and more great pictures here

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