Llanbedr Blaenafon        Saturday 4th April        Results

The weather we ordered in especially for the event arrived, and it was a fantastic day.

We had 61 entrants, and what's more, 61 finishers.

Mark Palmer won it comfortably, in 2.07.01
Second Man home was Hugh Aggleton, 2.12.45, followed by Martin Humphreys in 2.22.55

Although Mark Palmer's category is Male Vet, he was awarded 1st Overall position. This meant that Dimitri Vorrés, (5th man home), took 1st Vet category prize. His time was 2.27. 2nd VM was Steve Long, 2.28.58, and 3rd was Max Suff, 2.29.57.

Steve Davies, in his first off-road race won 1st SV in a time of 2.37.03

Gary Gunner retained his 1st prize trophy for a 3rd year running in the MSSV category, his time was 3.06.09

Julie Davies was first lady, her time was 2.48.06, followed by Helen Bennett, 2.51.53 and then Emma Bayliss, 2.54.17

Jan Richards won first Lady Vet, her time was 3.51.47

The cream on the cake for our first ever hosting of this event was that Griffithstown won the team prize. Dimitri, Steve and Julie were all home within the first 15 finishers.

Feedback from the event so far has been very positive.

We had a few issues with kit (as always on fell runs) which we will have to tighten up on next year.
Some poor runners got lost in Blaenafon in the last mile - but that usually happens. Are they lost, or just going a different way? there is never a set route to follow in this run!

A big pat on the back to everyone who helped, the marshalls were excellent. Thanks to John Chidlow who volunteered his services as timekeeper. Blaenafon Rugby club were perfect hosts, a big thank you to all their staff. Thanks also to Gareth Buffet for his invaluable advice and assistance. We look forward to next years event.