Sunday, 15 November 2009

Ras Penmaenmawr 2009 / Pen Race 2009

Despite the extreme weather there were 188 finishers in Saturday's legendary Pen fell race. Unfortunately race organiser Chris Near had to change the route slightly due to the forecasted 60mph plus gusts and driving rain, this still meant a good length of around 9 miles.

On form Tim Lloyd of Menai T&F was the winner with super-talented Iwan 'the bike' Morton clinching a superb 2nd. 3rd place went to another - we think Eryri new boy - Saul Lovatt, running in only his 2nd fell race!! This all meant that form king Dr Sam Smith (photo) ended in 4th, without even getting lost this time?! Big James McQueen running in only his 2nd vet 40 race came 2nd vet with SPJ 1st vet 50, and big Mike Blake 1st vet 60. In the ladies race unstoppable Andrea Rowlands was the winner, she was followed by an army of Eryri ladies, Jenny Hemming, Becki Law, Hannah Toberman and Miranda Grant, Annie Williams and Ali Thomas came 1st and 2nd in the vet 40's..............surely further evidence that the Eryri ladies have the strongest team in Britain.

Once again there were a number of notable absences which time is not going to wait for!!

Cheers to Chris and family for a exquisite race!

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