Totalling 10 miles up the main Llanberis path around the summit of snowdon and back, the race is always well supported by the Croft fell running contingent. Entries are always at a premium and this year being the 40th anniversary only three Croft runners managed to get in.
Conditions were good at low levels but the wind increased with elevation and at the summit runners were forced to hold onto the cairn to prevent being blown over the edge!
Gary Pearson, continuing his ‘racing-training’ programme for the UTMB, had another excellent run finishing in 84th place, 8th mv45 in 1.33.03. GaryG 388th, 2nd mv65 in 2.02.08. Brian Davies 415th, 2nd mv70 in 2.06.53.
The race was won by Emanuele Manzi of Italy in 1.10.18 and Sarah McCormack of the Republic of Ireland was first lady in 1.20.56. There were 610 finishers.