Well, what can I say. I half expected no runners to turn up today given the weather! It was very wet, and very claggy when we turned up at 10.30 to get things ready. There was already one runner there who’d camped there the night before in her van. “Is the race going to go ahead?” She asked. “Of course…..if somebody else turns up!” All of a sudden cars turned up left, right and centre. We had 5 kiddlies run in the 0.6mile race, which was ran in slighty wet conditions. Nowt like hardening these youngsters up! Some speedy runners to watch out for in the future I think! Maya WELTON(U10) won overall in 2:49, Jacob TEBBITT(U8) 2:53; Hari-Jac WATKINS(U8) 3:31; Isobel TEBBITT(U5) 3:40; Deian WATKINS(U5) 4:02. They all enjoyed their well deserved Jelly babies and certificates, Thanks.
In the main race we ended up having 28 turn out at the start line! Incredible really, and Thank you. Most were worried about getting lost and how well the course was marked. Thankfully the markers were still there from last night, and no one got lost! David WARREN stormed it round and was well clear of second. Amazing when you think he’s a M50!!! Tasha SEXTON was also storming and was 3rd overall! She’s having a good season after winning overall female in the 24 mile Beast, and she’s a F40!!! She’s also blitzed the female record(set by her in 2016) by some 5minutes to take it to 1hr 00mins 40seconds! Oof!
Sorry to the two that turned up late. One was late due to the tractor run(400 tractors!!!0 was going on locally, the second one was late to seeing the wrong start time somewhere and thought it was a 14.00hrs start. Sorry. Hope you still got a run in.
Huge THANKS must go to the hill marshals Sanna and Martin(CP1), Mike the Machine who’d just run the St Clears 10miler an hour before!(CP2), Shan on the saddle(CP3); and finally Carol and Rhyds on the last summit(CP4), Carn Sian. Eirlyn on cake and tea duties. Rachel for helping out this morning, registration, results, and putting up with me. Carolyn on timing duties. Thank you all. These races wouldn’t happen if it weren’t for these lovely helpers. Thanks too for those who helped clear stuff away.
Huge Big Thanks to Domi KIMBER, aka Mantle brewery for kindly donating the winners prizes of ‘proper ale’. Thank you.
The runners enjoyed their rewards of tea/coffee, cake and biscuits. Thanks too for some of your comments. ‘Amazingly lovely and tough course, brilliant marshals, and even the weather turned out!’
Next race(of mine) is the 3.3mile Carn Ingli Killer, Newport(Pembs) on Tues 23rd July at 19.00hrs. Registration near Long street car park.
Then it’s the 4.5mile Ras Cwmcerwyn on Sunday 28th at 2pm/14.00hrs. Registration in playground car park behind the Old Post office bistro/ behind Tafarn Sinc(not Tafarn sinc car park!).
See ya soon, Caz the Hat.