Pipe Dream Sat 5th March        Results

Ninety-one runners lined up for the second race in this years WFRA North Wales Series. Perfect morning conditions heralded quick times for this years Pipe Dream Race and it proved to be right as the course record was smashed by race winner Ifan Rhys Richards of Meirionnydd RC, taking 51 seconds off Math Roberts' time set in 2008. He arrived home with a clear view between him and second placed Martin Cliff of Eryri in 36.12, an excellent time in itself. Third was Eryri's Rory O'Donnell.
The ladies race was much closer, with only 6 seconds seperating winner Eryri Harrier Jenny Hemming in 44.41 and second placed club mate Tammy Lewis-Jones. Third was Joanne Moore, unattached.
The field arrived home safely, and all seemed to enjoy themselves. The first local runner home was Tony Harvey, coincidentally the only local runner from the three villages of Tal Y Bont, Dolgarrog and Trefriw! Despite annual advertising no other locals seem to have the guts to have a go at this demanding course which climbs 1270 feet in the first mile.
Thanks to Team Dolly for marshaling once again, and also for the generous sponsorship from local RWE npower. Proceeds to Dolgarrog Community Centre.
Craig Jones.