Llantysilio Mountain Race    Sat 26th March    Results

It was very pleasant couple hours spent marking out the course the day before, on a warm and sunny spring day. Much less pleasant the following day when 96 runners set off on the 10km/640m Llantysilio fell race. High winds made running the 3km-long ridge tough work, and in particular, the contouring back around Moel y Gamelin, following the 2015 new route. But the male/female course records were still broken by the winning runners from Mercia FR, Jon Bowie in 53’ 53” and Mel Price in 59’ 46”. Vet category winners are MV40; Jez Brown (and 3rd overall, Buckley Runners) in 55’ 40”, MV50; Paul Beeson (Maldwyn Harriers) in 63’ 27”, MV60; Alan Duncan (Bowland FR) in 69’ 52” and MV70; Gary Gunner (Croft Ambrey) in 81’ 26”. Female vet are FV40; Mel Price (and 1st overall), FV50; Amanda Purves (Eryri) in 73’ 57” and FV60; Ann-Marie Jones (Altricham & District) in 98’ 14”.
It was great to see many of the runners staying after the race, enjoying the shelter of the Sun Inn.