This week sees some extreme mountain running : local, the Scottish Highlands, and even the Alps
In the annual Ben Nevis race, Tony Wood managed a highly respectable time of 2:16:24, finishing in 244th place on the very tough 9 mile, 4400 feet of climb and drop route.
In the Alps, David Baugh competed in the OCC, one of the UTMB (Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc) races, the race being 36.7 miles with nearly 11,000 feet of climb. He finished in just over 10 hours in 649th place, and managing to be First in his GB age group classification.
A lot closer to home, the ‘Clwydian 15’ fell race took place in hot and humid conditions on Saturday. The race involves close to 16 miles, and 3600 feet of climb. Matt Jones came home in a fraction over 3 hours – position unknown. Katy Baugh was just 4 minutes behind, and crossed the finish line as Second lady. A further 5 minutes back, Sioned Lloyd was third lady.
In the Caernarvon 10k (also the North Wales Championships for that distance), Emma Collins won her age group outright, Shaun Hughes managed to collect the second place in Senior Men’s. Chris Baldwin ran a very respectable 50:05, which was unfortunately just outside the medal placings.
A reminder that our next ‘Run for Fun’ starts on Monday 10th September at 6:30pm. A fully supported 10 week introduction to running, where you will build up to being able to run for 30 minutes or more. Details on Facebook (search ‘run for fun denbigh’) if you’d like to know more.