Fan y Big Horseshoe Results 2016

Results can be seen here and photos here.


11am Sunday 10th July 2016.

A new record for the Fan Y Big race, even before the start! Highest number of entrants at 137. The unpredictable summer weather obviously failing to dampen the enthusiasm for racing over the Brecon Beacon fells.

Strong summit winds, scattered rain showers and drifting mist made conditions challenging. A strong run by record holder Pete Ryder (Brycheiniog) gave him a comfortable 1st place finish. Chris McMillan (Western AC) taking 2nd, closely followed by Robin Wood.

The women’s race was close with only 3 minutes separating the first three home. Nicki Morgan (Mynydd Du) taking the 1st followed home by Rhian Roberts (Mynydd Du) and Emily Harper (Brecon AC).

Lantern rouge prize goes to MV70 Tom Harrison (Mynydd Du).

Overall series prizes for the weekend went to Rhys Goodhead (2nd and 7th positions) and Niki Morgan (2nd and 1st).

A big thank you to all marshals and helpers who make this race possible.

Mark Palmer

Senior prize winners

Category Name Club Time
1st Open Male Peter Ryder Brycheiniog 01:18:10
2nd Open Male Chris McMillan Weston AC 01:20:40
3rd Open Male Robin Woods Unattached 01:20:57
1st Open Female Niki Morgan Mynydd Du 01:38:27
2nd Open Female Rhian Probert Mynydd Du 01:39:08
3rd Open Female Emily Harper Brecon AC 01:40:54
1st Male V40 Richard Johnson Mynydd Du 01:24:02
1st Male V50 Christian Poulton Cambridge Harriers 01:29:34
1st Male V60 Don Powell Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC 01:56:00
1st Male V70 Gary Gunner Croft Ambrey 02:05:41
1st Female V40 Lou Summers Pontypool 01:42:12
1st Female V50 Alice Bedwell MDC 01:45:22
1st Female V60 -- -- --
1st Female V70 Sally Law Unattached 02:15:08
1st Local Emily Harper (Llanfrynach) Brecon AC 01:40:54
Fastest to the summit Pete Ryder   00:39:39
Fastest descent Pete Ryder   00:38:51
M Team Chris McMullan (2), Guy Bradford (16), Andy Chadburn (29) Weston AC  
F Team Niki Morgan (52), Rhian Probert (55), Rona Davies (83) Mynydd Du  


Junior results

Position Name Age Club/School Time
1 Felix Vaudin 13   07:36
2 Mindy Vaudin 11   08:18
3 Tom O'Toole 12 Bexley AC 09:10
4 Gryff Thomas 8   09:11
5 Edith May 8 Talgarth 09:30


Video of the start