Monday 20 April 2015

Ras y Moelwyn 2015

Ras y Moelwyn has to be the ultimate fell run or mountain race and this year it became part of the British Championship, with about 500 competitors, four times as many as in previous years.

Finlay Wild from Lochaber Athletic Club finished first in 73:09; that’s just 1 hour 13 minutes and 9 seconds for what most people would take a whole day to walk! It was good to see my friend Kurmang Rashid (inventor of the Kurdish Pastie) made it home ahead of two others in just under three hours.

There was surprise and excitement on the faces of many first time runners, with adventure and jeopardy never far away. Pinch points, particularly on the descent from Craigysgafn, caused the traffic to back up and prompted interesting diversions! This is what it looked like at the half way point:

Many thanks to the organisers, marshalls and mountain rescue for putting on this spectacular event.

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