Fan Y Big Horseshoe photos

Photos from Ali Tye here When I get results from Mark I'll put them on the web site. However I'm away with work all week, so it might be next weekend. So, in summary, a good turnout over 100 entries; weather not half so bad as it could have been, though screaming wind round the horseshoe; James Waldie from Cornwall won (and took the series prize), Ben Thingy from Dark Peak was 2nd, Ed Gamble from from Cheshire was 3rd. Helen... read more

Pen y Fan results and photos

Click here for full results including ascent/descent times. If you spot any howlers do let us know. Much of the computer entry was done in the context of a collapsing tent, so errors could have crept in! Click here for photos from Corn Du and the finish. Unfortunately we didn't get a full photo of James Waldie's total wipe-out in the finishing straight, as he tried to overtake Daniel Hooper (256), but it will stay with me. This shot was taken about 0.1 seconds before the crash with James ... read more

Pen y Fan first report

Great fun was had by all! Crashing rain for the 2 hours before the race, then blustery sunshine for the race. Good win for Andres Jones with brother Filipe 6 inches behind. Mark Palmer third - feeling the Bob Graham in his legs. Helen Fines 1st lady.

I'm working on the results and photos now and will try to get them on the web site by about 4. Must try not to drink too much beer (have to race Fan y Big tomorrow!).

Race day nerves

Interesting - I find that my "movements" are affected in a similar way by organising a race as by competing in one. Works better than colonic irrigation. Anyway, it's raining, or at least it was 5 minutes ago. And Pen Y Fan is shrouded in murk... But I'm sure it will clear up soon! On the pin front, Emma texted at midnight to say emergency pin supplies are coming to the race with Ricky. And Mark P (fell running superstar and Fan y Big organiser) called to share a chuckle ... read more

eek no pins


Our massive bag of safety pins has gone walkabout!  We think maybe we took it along to Fan y Big last year, and never reclaimed it afterwards. Anyway, we've scoured the house and come up with a small tinful, but nowhere near enough for all. So this is an appeal to all runners to bring some pins please!

(apart from that, everything going just swimmingly, and yes, the beer is fine).


Much beer

Just back from a work trip to Chester, and finding the house full of boxes of Breconshire Brewery ale. I think I'd better check it's all OK, perhaps one bottle from each box. Also I bought the wine for prizes on the way home, 24 bottles of nice, and Naomi picked up the prizes from Cotswold Outdoors in Brecon. And as well as the main prizes, every runner at each race will get a 15% off voucher valid in any Cotswold store, which is most welcome and very generous I reckon. On Wednesday... read more

Marshals galore

Lots of offers of help arriving, Stotts, Vorreses, McWilliamses, and Tony C if he gets a lift. That means we are sorted for marshals, and Gill will take pics as runners hit the top of Corn Du after 1900 feet of continuous ascent...

Still need a photographer for the finish line.

One week to go

Insurance all sorted thanks to John Sweeting and WFRA goodness. Plenty of entries have arrived by post - more than in previous years. Hard to tell what that means for turnout on the day. I've tweaked the photos page on the web site to make the thumbnail galleries display fully, and moved the slide show onto another page - this is a lovely feature but all the different years' galleries are a bit hard to find, and I've not found a way of making one slideshow for each year - this would need a... read more