Many thanks to all who turned up to race. Either side of race day we have had glorious clear skies but the forecast was just about spot on and during the race afternoon the clag closed in, the rain came down and for those in the second half of the field the wind on Pumlumon was fearsome. Pete Ryder (Brecheiniog) was a clear winner in 2.08.52 but 5 minutes behind him it was a close fought battle with the next five runners having only a minute between them all, places could be won or lost depending which tussock you jumped. Louise Barker (Aberystwyth AC) was first lady home in 2.38.55 despite having spent the previous few hours and to within minutes of the start toiling away helping with setting up and registration.
We are grateful to the landowners for giving us permission to cross their land and Statkraft for allowing us use of the start/finish area. Most of all we would like to thank all those who turned up to help marshal the event and who endured some very nasty conditions for several hours. Special mention must go the folks from Raynet, the radio cover they provided and marshalling services they undertook were truly fantastic.
Thanks also to the fell runners friend Al Tye, yet again he turned out to photograph a bunch of muddy, wet, bedraggled individuals most of whom seem to forget to smile for the camera – his great photos are at fellrunningpictures.co.uk .
Saturday 17th August 2013. Category AL 20.8km/1190m 13 miles/3900ft. ER/LK/NS/PM
Please note, this race is over difficult terrain much of which is trackless, in poor visibility this can be a very challenging course. Most competitors should expect to be out on the hill for 2 hours 45 minutes or more. There are sources of water en route but you should carry some food. Kit checks will be carried out – no kit, no run.
Race starts 1.00pm. Entry £5.00. Over 18 years of age only.
Venue Nant y Moch Dam, north of Ponterwyd, most easily accessed from the A44 Llangurig – Aberystwyth road. If approaching from the north via Machynlleth take the mountain road from the A487 at Tal-y-bont.
Race organiser: Paul Beeson 01686 411354, firstname.lastname@example.org
Race route (click on map to download larger version):
Race route with hints (click on map to download larger version):
The more precise route with tips is also available as a Google Earth file. Clicking on the info symbols will give some route finding tips.
If you do not have Google Earth on your computer the software is available for free here: http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en_uk/earth/index.html
Click on the pictures for larger versions.
The archived website of the original race (1999-2006) including results and race reports is here: http://nantymochskylinerace.wordpress.com/