Monday, 5 April 2010

Great Arete Tuesday evening series Race #1 : Moel Tryfan preview

Advance notice of the first race in the Great Arete sponsored tuesday evening series which takes place tomorrow at 1915 from the cracking old slate quarrying village of Y Fron. This is only the 3rd running of the race which takes in part of the classic Ras Moel Tryfan route which used to start in the nearby village of Rhosgadfan during the 80's and 90's. The new route is approximately 3 miles long and takes in an ascent of around 300 foot. The race starts on the village green in Y Fron before heading up towards the quarry lake of Twll Braich, the route then winds it's way through Alexandria Quarry before heading to the 'Geologically Important' summit of Moel Tryfan (427metres), officially in the village of Rhosgadfan and once visited by none other than Charles Darwin in 1842. The race then heads back into the quarry skirting its eastern rim before heading to the finish. In 2008 GB international Nick Swinburn turned up and won in a time of 18.17. In 2009 and in incredibly strong gusty conditions Welsh international Rob Samuel broke the record in a time of 17.54. In the ladies Andrea Rowlands won in 2008 in 22.02 whilst Becky Law broke the record to win in 21.55 in 2009.

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