Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Great Arete Race #1 Ras Moel Tryfan

Well the weather forecasters got it bang on as that warm front passed over just prior to race #1 starting. Not that Mike would say this mid-afternoon when he was marking the course in gale force winds....thankfully though it did improve to leave merely the heavily waterlogged conditions to cope with.

A good turnout of 76 runners with a good crop of new faces as well as the return of some top quality local runners on the comeback trail. Race winner was also 1st local Math Roberts in 18.19, he was closely followed by the welcome returner Gwyn Owen in 2nd and a strong run by Aled Edwards in 3rd. 1st mens vet 40 was Bro Dysynni's Dewi Roberts in 20.28, 10th overall, 1st vet 50 was Arwel Lewis - racing for the 3rd time in 3 days in a time of 21.01 and 16th overall and still breaking the vet 50's record!, 1st vet 60 was Dafydd WT in 24.02 and 40th overall whilst first male junior was Calum Muskett in 20.27, 8th overall. In the ladies Jenny Hemming finished 1st and 35th overall in 22.50, Prestatyn's Jane Penrhyn Jones was 1st vet 40 in 27.42, Eryri's Annie Williams 1st vet 50 again in 24.20 and with it breaking the ladies vet 50's record, with Maggie Oliver again storming the vet 60's in 36.11, Elin James was the 1st junior female home.

In the Caernarfon Tyres juniors under 8 boys was won by Michael Spill of Menai and girls by Ruby Wood. In the under 12's John Spill kept his winning form going to win in 8.52 with Bronwen Jenks taking the girls in 10.47 and 4th overall.

Big thanks go out for Mike for organising, as well as all helpers at Ysgol Bron y Foel and the marshalls and 'race controllers' Noel Craine, Iain R, Aled 'Big Rock', James McQ, Jim and Sheila, Ped, Alex and Becky.

Out of interest race was measured as 2.82 miles with 500ft of ascent.

Next race in series is the classic at Foel Lus at Capelulo near Dwygyfylchi, aprrox 3 miles with 1200ft of ascent. Remember to turn up a little earlier as entries now need to be signed.

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