|Sinclair Steel Carneddau Race Saturday 8th May
Pics from Alastair
Junior Race Pics from Gwynfor
The weather was dry, overcast and the summits were clear (but there was a cold North Easterly wind). After the long dry spell conditions were good underfoot resulting in fast times. The race was dominated by Dark Peak Fell Runners who took the first 4 places. First home was Es Tresidder in a time of 1 hour 36 minutes and 15 seconds, more than 5 minutes inside the old record! The ladies race was won by Andrea Rowlands of Eryri also in a new record time of 1.57.01. Despite falling and breaking a tooth Don Williams (Eryri) still went on to win the over 60 category. Alwyn Oliver took a tumble descending off Yr Elen and was unable to continue. Thanks to the runners, marshals and Ogwen Mountain Rescue who went to his assistance. Alwyn had stitches to a leg wound and was released the same evening. Apologies for the delayed Prizegiving. Those who missed out will have a second opportunity at Moel y Gest on Tuesday. Thanks to Dewi Sinclair, Team Dolly, George Inn and everyone who helped on the day. Ross
The second race in the inov-8 WFRA Open/Welsh Championships takes place at Cribyn in south Wales next Saturday 15th May. Pairs of Fell shoes will be awarded to the first 3 in most age categories as long as the runner completes a minimum of 4 races including one at each distance. Why not combine the race with a recce of the Black Mountains route on the Sunday?