Tor y Foel 2012 Sat 14th January Results
Pics from Gerry Ashton
DAY ON THE BARE MOUNTAIN
Talybont resident Les Williams chose a sharp, bright day to introduce his new South Wales
Winter League race. Starting and finishing on Talybont dam wall, Tor y Foel offers plenty
of flat running along the ancient dram road as well as the steep climb and descent to and
from the bare mountain’s summit.
Gareth Hurst took out the early running along the dram road and through the foothills
with Ben Moon and Ian Cait in his wake. Ben nosed in front at the start of the steep bit
and stayed there despite a tumble on the iciest and boggiest stretch of the descent.
“My first ever win” reported Ben over hot tea and biscuits back at HQ. “I’ve been in
Norfolk the last three months, so haven’t done much mountain training lately!”
Emma Hitchens is racing sparingly so far this season, but followed up her decisive
Sugar Loaf win with another good performance, and according to eye witnesses was the only combatant to run the steeper slopes. Ever reliable Vanessa Lawson took second with another reliable Alice Bedwell right on her tail.
Dick Finch 16-01-12