TAL Y FAN         Saturday 10 July 2010         Pics from Alastair         Results

The forecast was for intermittent showers, fairing up later, which was fairly accurate, with some light showers and a reasonable breeze as the runners registered, it immediately improved to sunshine after whistles were simultaneously blown by the organisers' two small boys. Although hard under foot around the whole course, due to the lack of rain in recent weeks, the humidity resulted in a slower race than has been seen in the last couple of years.


James McQueen (Eryri) and Hugh O'Donnell (Ambleside) , closely tracked by Arwel Lewis (Eryri) and Tristan Gwilym (Caernarfon Rugby Club), led the field of 47 around the 8 mile course from the Rowen Carnival field, up over Tal y Fan (610m), towards Penmaenmawr and back again.

James (V40) led the way home, finishing in 1hr12-07, nearly 2.5 minutes ahead of Hugh (U40) (1:14:33) and 3.5 minutes ahead of Arwel (V50) (1:15:22).

Andrea Rowlands (Eryri) won the Ladies race for the third consecutive year in 1:23:51, and the V60 category was won by Don Williams in 1:27:56.

A big thank you to all of our marshals, especially Sharon on the registration/start & finish.

Helen and Doug Blair         Race Organisers