Results and summit splits for the men's race are now available here

Results and summit splits for the ladies' race are now available here

Photos are available here

Report

A report from James Woodier...

Clear blue skies and scorching heat welcomed 124 initially well-hydrated runners to the fete ground in Llanfrynach. The unusual conditions, known in some parts of the world as “summer” were foreign to many of the competitors. As the speed-mongers flew along the gently rising track alongside the river, a cloud of dust was thrown up to hamper the more modestly paced.

Having negotiated the meadows, steep lane, and loose cobbled track, runners reached common land and a stiflingly warm initial climb. The reward for topping this first pitch was a gentle breeze. With the following bog-gullied terraces of the Fan y Big ridge somewhat emasculated by the dry weather, running was fast across the firm ground.

The first to summit was Jonathan Pugh of Builth and District Running Club, who extended his already commanding lead across the rocky high-ground, down the long descent, and through the finish line in Llanfrynach. Jonathan was followed by Daniel Bodman of Aberdare AC, and Evan Davies (unattached).

First lady home was Hannah Jarvis of Ribble Valley Runners, chased hard by a fast descending Helen Marshall of Aberystwyth AC, with Niki Morgan of Mynydd Du taking the third lady prize.

It would be some time before many other the other competitors finished (the writer of this report included). Fortunately a cold brook, burgers, tea, cake, and bacon butties awaited the finishers amid the family fun of Llanfrynach fete. In our semi-delirious state we dreamed of mist, rain, snow drifts, and knee deep mud. Other more seriously dehydrated runners claim they saw a mysterious lady with a huge pack of hounds winning numerous prizes. These individuals are now said to be out of danger.

Emma would also like to thank everyone who helped and raced.

Results & Prizes

Category PrizeNameClubTime
1st ManJonathan PughBuilth and District Running Club01:17:40
1st LadyHannah JarvisRibble Valley Harriers01:31:01
2nd ManDaniel BodmanAberdare AC01:20:32
2nd LadyHelen MarshallAberystwyth AC01:32:04
3rd ManEvan DaviesUnattached01:21:37
3rd LadyNiki MorganMynydd Du01:35:57
1st V40 LadyRhian ProbertMynydd Du01:36:38
1st V40 ManJames GillandersLondon Frontrunners01:25:43
1st V50 LadyLou SummersMynydd Du01:51:23
1st V50 ManPaul TargettHolcombe Harriers01:28:44
1st V60 ManDavid VaudinTeam Bath AC01:42:26
1st V60 Lady- -
1st V70 ManGary GunnerCroft Ambrey02:18:42
1st V70 Lady- -
1st V80 ManTom HarrisonMynydd Du03:03:56
1st V80 Lady- -
Fastest M ascentJonathan PughBuilth and District Running Club00:40:10
Fastest F ascentHannah JarvisRibble Valley Harriers00:46:21
Fastest M descentJonathan PughBuilth and District Running Club00:37:30
Fastest M descentHelen MarshallAberystwyth AC00:43:50
M teamThomas Mollekin, Michael Cope, Chris ChambersMynydd Du04:38:01
F teamNiki Morgan, Rhian Probert, Hannah HopkinsonMynydd Du04:57:53