An excellent turnout of 98 runners at the second race in the Great Arete tuesday evening series ended with a second victory in the series for Eryri's Math Roberts, fresh from a relaxing training weekend in Northern Ireland in a time of 22.57. Hot on Math's heels with an excellent descent and run-in was Gwyn Owen in 23.17 with Meirionnydd mountain goat Ifan Richards in 3rd in 23.24 - just edging out another Northern Irish returnee Sam Smith. Eryri's Scott Butterworth was 1st vet 40 home in 25.32, Arwel Lewis 1st vet 50 in 26.24 and Dafydd Whiteside-Thomas 1st vet 60 in 29.02. In the ladies, fresh from her sprint in the weekends Llanbedr-Blaenafon race was Eryri's Andrea Rowlands in a rapid 27.22, with Ellie Salisbury 1st lady vet 40 in 33.01, Annie Williams with another storming win in the ladies vet 50's in 29.59 and 3rd lady overall, and Maggie Oliver (another returnee from the Northern Irish relaxed training weekend) 1st vet 60 in 35.18.
In the Caernarfon Tyres juniors Morgan Evans won the under 16's, Michael Spill the under 8's and John Spill thundering to another win in the under 14's/12's/10's and Bronwen Jenks the 1st girl home.
Big thanks again to all marshalls, Team Dolly, Ellie for organising after a rapid return from from the Highlander MM and finally Dils Dodo Rowlands for providing mid-race encouragment.
Next in the series is quite possibly the best in the series - Mynydd Mawr once again from the village of Fron and first counter in the Eryri Mountain championships - next tuesday.