Well done to everyone who ran the Brecon Beacons race. I wasn’t there, so I can’t tell you much about it. Karen was though, and she’s written up her blog. The photos here are hers, and Karen’s blog is here.
First home was David Chetta (Mercia FR) in 12:27:25, 2nd was Jonathan Williams in 12:33:35. Matt Tomlinson and Robin Carter finished together next, three minutes after Jonathan. Karen was 12th in 15:57:48, and 1st woman. Eluned Malone was 2nd woman in 17:09:29, 23rd overall. Anri Cohen was 3rd woman, in just under 18 hours. 98 started but only 68 finished – it was a hard race! The full results are up on SPORTident here.
The race didn’t make much difference to the Runfurther standings, so I won’t do any more predictions on those until after the High Peak 40. The updated Runfurther leaderboard is here. Andy Davies, Michelle Brooks, Mick Dobson, Noel Hogan and Jamie Glazebrook have earned Runfurther Giraffe neck adornments – see me at the HP40 to claim yours if you haven’t got it already. Adam Worrallo and Nick Olszewski need to finish the HP40, then they can have a Giraffe too.
Finally, Nigel Aston ran the Bullock Smithy challenge on 3/4 September and has written up his run. You can find that here.
See you at the High Peak 40!