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
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
|1st Man||Jonathan Pugh||Builth and District Running Club||01:17:40|
|1st Lady||Hannah Jarvis||Ribble Valley Harriers||01:31:01|
|2nd Man||Daniel Bodman||Aberdare AC||01:20:32|
|2nd Lady||Helen Marshall||Aberystwyth AC||01:32:04|
|3rd Man||Evan Davies||Unattached||01:21:37|
|3rd Lady||Niki Morgan||Mynydd Du||01:35:57|
|1st V40 Lady||Rhian Probert||Mynydd Du||01:36:38|
|1st V40 Man||James Gillanders||London Frontrunners||01:25:43|
|1st V50 Lady||Lou Summers||Mynydd Du||01:51:23|
|1st V50 Man||Paul Targett||Holcombe Harriers||01:28:44|
|1st V60 Man||David Vaudin||Team Bath AC||01:42:26|
|1st V60 Lady||- -|
|1st V70 Man||Gary Gunner||Croft Ambrey||02:18:42|
|1st V70 Lady||- -|
|1st V80 Man||Tom Harrison||Mynydd Du||03:03:56|
|1st V80 Lady||- -|
|Fastest M ascent||Jonathan Pugh||Builth and District Running Club||00:40:10|
|Fastest F ascent||Hannah Jarvis||Ribble Valley Harriers||00:46:21|
|Fastest M descent||Jonathan Pugh||Builth and District Running Club||00:37:30|
|Fastest M descent||Helen Marshall||Aberystwyth AC||00:43:50|
|M team||Thomas Mollekin, Michael Cope, Chris Chambers||Mynydd Du||04:38:01|
|F team||Niki Morgan, Rhian Probert, Hannah Hopkinson||Mynydd Du||04:57:53|