Just one runner short of the century for the second running of this
South Wales Winter League race, despite Met Office warnings of thick
fog, blizzards and strong winds. There was a snow flurry on the 550
metre top, but visibility was crystal and the wind barely noticeable.
Race Organiser Les Williams was delighted with the extra 40 runners that
last year’s initial running had attracted. Starting and finishing on
Talybont dam wall, Tor y Foel offers plenty of flat running along the
ancient dram road as well as the steep climb and descent to and from the
bare mountain’s summit.
Last year’s winner Ben Moon was eventually squeezed into second
place by Mynydd Du’s Sean Taylor with Jason Rowley over from Somerset
just four seconds back.
After a few months’ absence from the fells, Katie Beecher returned
to head Katie Roby by just 24 seconds with Sharon Leech a further 3
6 seconds away and first F40.
Other age group winners were Alice Bedwell, Patrick Wooddisse, Paul Jeggo, Steve Littlewood and Rob West.
Thanks to all marshals and the supplier of the tasty post-race refreshments.