A 6-mile fell race on Arenig Fawr was run last year for the first time as an out and back route. This year the
race route was circular over a distance of 6.7miles. Weather conditions were mild but very wet with cloud cover
on the top. Even so, everything went according to plan, thanks to friends who marshalled at checkpoints
and helped at the headquarters, the great organizing skills of the Cliffs and Geoff Clegg’s timekeeping.
Special thanks are due to ‘Team Dolly’ who turned up in force to provide safety backup.
A total of 51 runners turned up, of whom 42 were men and 9 were women. The majority of men were veterans, but 8
out of the 9 women were below the age of 40.
Richard Roberts of Eryri set the course record at 59:04. The ladies record was set by Anna Bartlett of
Shrewsbury in a time of 70:49.
Runners’ comments were complimentary as the race had something for everyone – rock, grass and bog, a steep
ascent and descent and some fast sections.
At the finish competitors enjoyed cake and hot drinks. Prizes were purchased from ‘Running Bear’ at a generous
The race route will remain the same in future events.|