Tregarth, Gwynedd BS / 5m / 950ft 20.02.2010
While deep, fresh snow and bright sunshine make for a fantastic hill
run, they cast fear into the heart of the race organizer ! Sure enough,
lots of early phone calls to ask if the race is still on – it was. On
the way to the venue at 08.30am there was a Police road closure blocking
all those coming in from Llanberis; fortunately opened again soon
enough. Sun, snow and the reputation of post-race soup and cakes brought
101 runners to the Moelyci Environmental Centre this year.
Congratulations to Richard Roberts of Eryri, taking his second win on
this course in 36.50, and to Anna Bartlett of Shrewsbury leading the
women round in 46.14 at 20th overall. Matthew Fortes (u/a) was 2nd in
42.39 and Steve Jones of Eryri cruised round into 3rd place and 1st MV50
in 42.53. David Carson of Shropshire Shufflers was 1st MV40 and 5th in
43.24, Don Williams of Eryri 1st MV60 at 31st in 48.35, and of the two
MV70s Ron Hird was first back in 1.09.45. Annie Williams of Eryri
repeated last year’s form at 1st FV40 in 51.44 with Maggie Oliver of
Eryri again 1st FV60 in 1.04.57.
The junior race winner was Bronwen Jenkinson of Eryri in 11.53 with Leo
Dearden of Achille Ratti first boy at 2nd overall in 12.25.
Many thanks go to the Centre staff, marshals, ‘Team Dolly’ radio
network, the registration and finish team and prize donators. Projects
at the Moelyci Environmental Centre focus on sustainability, local
produce and local crafts. The soup and cakes were from organic local
suppliers accompanied by Fair Trade tea and coffee.