Monday, 17 August 2009

Pricey day at Race the Train, Tywyn

Opting for a slight variation in race types and location (good choice considering Elidir was shortened!), five Harriers made the journey down to Tywyn for the annual Race the Train event.

The race is a fast out and back 14 mile event, mainly ran over private fields and some narrow singletrack footpaths undulating on the way back. Evidently over the years the event has built up a massive reputation nationwide with 959 runners completing the main race coming from all over the shop. Also the task of beating the train is no easy one - only 151 out of 959 clocking the 1.47 to beat the train. The huge number of entries corresponded with the astronomical enter on the day cost of £25 but the massive support all along the course made up for this.

The race was won by Sale Harrier and British international Gareth Raven in 1.21.18.

Eryri finishers:

5TH Math Roberts , 1.29.04
34TH James McQueen, 1.36.53
55TH Iwan Edgar, 1.40.20
90TH Christoph Gertler, 1.43.59
774TH Alwyn Williams, 2.31.46

Results (Rotary challenge):

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