The Druid      Wed 11th July    Results

A record 136 starters turned out on a dry summer's evening to race up Foel Fenlli and back again to the Druid pub in Llanferres. The course was certainly not dry though - even the carpet of pine needles on the path through the short stretch of dark forest had been churned up into a morass of mud (by sheltering cattle we assume!) Jez Brown, in scintillating form lately, chased down Ian Houston on the descent to gain a minute on him by the finish and Laura Bestow had a comfortable win in the lades category. A great band of helpers was assembled at fairly short notice as I took over the organisation from John Linley who's been ill of late; particular mention should go to Sue and Ian on the entries desk and at the finish who coped admirably with the increased numbers, to Jim the sweep and to the dozen or so marshals who sent everybody the right way (almost!) Next race in the series is The Green Green Grass of Home at Llangynhafal on 25th July.
Martin Cortvriend