Tarren Hendre the second counter in Meirionnydd Running Club's Winter series and the first
counter in WFRA' s north Wales championship. A total of 90 runners turned up for the race, 88
finished with 2 DNF.
The race was a hard fought race with the two lead runners Mathew and Gareth Wyn Hughes
shoulder to shoulder at each check point. They almost made a catastrophic mistake on the
final hill check point. The marshals saw the two cresting the ridge as they approached
the checkpoint, but then they both disappeared as they decided to turn around and run
away from the marshals. This was quickly corrected and they maintained a strong lead
over those behind.
The winner was Mathew Roberts from Calder Valley Fell Runners (red above) in a time of 0:53:07
and two seconds behind Gareth Wyn Hughes from Mercia Fell Runners in 0:53:09. Third place went
to Karl Steinegger from Ambleside AC who finished in 54:34.
The first woman home was Miranda Grant from Eryri Harriers in 58:20, in second place was Sian
Williams from Rhedwyr Hebog in 1:00:32 and third place went to Anna Bartlett from Mercia Fell
runners who finished in a time of 1:00:54.
A total of £107 was raised from Tea and cakes sales after the race and raffle held in the
evening at the club dinner. This was donated towards Steffan Owens Dawn till dusk trailathon
fund. Steff is raising money towards Brain Tumour Charity (The) by running a trailathon at Coed
y Brenin on the Saturday the 1st April. You can read his story about why he is doing this and
how you can help on his event page on Facebook.
You can also donate through the Just giving page: Just giving.
Some Photos by Allanah Julia Fenwick and Arfon Hughes here..
and a Short video by Chris Laughton here.
Meirionnydd Running club would like to thank all the marshals, volunteers, landowner, runners
and Mountain rescue for their helping to make the day such a success.