Snowden Mountain Race, 22 July
Report by Lucy Hobbs
The 43rd Jewson International Snowdon Race, Ras Yr Wyddfa, took place on Saturday. Over six hundred top athletes, from more than ten countries, braved gloomy conditions to compete in one of Europe’s toughest and most prestigious endurance challenges. The ten mile race sets off from Llanberis and climbs 3,300 feet to the Snowdon summit and back. The race was won by Alberto Vender from Italy in 1:06:41 and the first lady was Bronwen Jenkinson in 1:20:41, the first Welsh woman to take the title in nearly thirty years. The elite field did not deter Todmorden Harrier Annie Roberts who was running in an England vest for the first time. She had a superb run finishing in 1:27:54, 7th female and 98th overall. Two other Toddies competed in the field of over 500. James Riley was 229th in 1:41:50 and Richard Butterwick finished in 1:43:04, 248th overall.