Snowdon Race

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Snowdon Race
Tim Davis Snowdon Race 2005.jpg
Tim Davies during his 2005 victory
DateJuly
LocationLlanberis, Wales
Event typeMountain
Distancec. 10 miles
Established1976
Course records1:02:29 (Kenny Stuart, 1985)
1:12:48 (Carol Greenwood, 1993)
Official sitehttp://snowdonrace.co.uk

The Snowdon Race (Welsh: Ras Yr Wyddfa) is a ten-mile endurance running competition in Gwynedd, from Llanberis to the peak of Snowdon. Contestants must make the five miles up the Llanberis Path to the summit (1,085 metres or 3,560 feet above sea level) and return down. Currently entrants must be over-18 to compete in either the men's or women's race. In 2009 a junior race was incorporated.

The race was first held in 1976 when Ken Jones from Llanberis put forward the idea to the village's Carnival Committee. 86 runners took part in the first race. In 2010, nearly 500 runners competed, with the nations represented including Scotland, Italy and Kenya.

The men's course record stands at 1:02:29, set by Kenny Stuart in 1985. The women's course record stands at 1:12:48, set by Carol Greenwood in 1993.

Radio Cymru broadcasts live from the event, and S4C produces a television highlights programme showing profiles on individual racers.

In 1996, the course was used for the European Mountain Running Trophy, run on the same weekend but separately from the annual Snowdon Race. Jaime Dejesus-Mendes was the winner of the men's race in 1:03:16. The women ran a shorter course, with Isabelle Guillot finishing first in 53:09.[1]

In 2001, the race was part of the World Mountain Running Association Grand Prix.[2]

Results[edit]

Year First place man[3] Time Second place man Time Third place man Time First place woman Time Second place woman Time Third place woman Time
1976 England Dave Francis 1:12:05 Wales Tacwyn Davies 1:13:31 England Ray Rawlinson 1:14:38 Wales Bridget Hogge 1:40:15 missing data -- missing data --
1977 England Ricky Wilde 1:06:07 England Jeff Norman 1:07:34 England Mike Short 1:08:42 Wales Joan Glass 1:39:46 missing data -- missing data --
1978 England Ricky Wilde 1:04:28 England Dave Francis 1:07:25 England Jeff Norman 1:07:53 Wales Joan Glass 1:31:24 missing data -- missing data --
1979 England Jeff Norman 1:05:00 England Ricky Wilde 1:07:07 England Dave Francis 1:07:11 Wales Joan Glass 1:29:02 missing data -- missing data --
1980 Italy Privato Pezzoli 1:06:53 Wales Andy Darby 1:08:43 A. Giupponi 1:09:07 England Pauline Haworth 1:25:18 missing data -- missing data --
1981 England John Wild 1:05:18 Italy Gianni Rovedatti 1:05:31 S. Lazzaroni 1:08:08 Scotland Ros Coats 1:24:49 missing data -- missing data --
1982 England John Wild 1:05:55 Italy Privato Pezzoli 1:06:36 Italy Fausto Bonzi 1:06:41 Wales Rosie Naish 1:24:10 missing data -- missing data --
1983 R. Keeney 1:08:39 M. Bishop 1:09:23 England Jeff Norman 1:09:55 Wales Bridget Hogge 1:39:32 missing data -- missing data --
1984 Italy Fausto Bonzi 1:03:46 1: 1: England Pauline Haworth 1:24:03 missing data -- missing data --
1985 England Kenny Stuart 1:02:29 1: 1: England Pauline Haworth 1:20:29 missing data -- missing data --
1986 Italy Luigi Bortoluzzi 1:04:24 1: 1: England Carol Haigh 1:14:36 missing data -- missing data --
1987 Switzerland Martin May 1:03:43 1: 1: Wales Angela Carson 1:24:19 missing data -- missing data --
1988 Scotland Colin Donnelly 1:04:38 1: 1: England Sue Dilnot 1:22:10 missing data -- missing data --
1989 Republic of Ireland John Lenihan 1:04:12 1: 1: Wales Angela Carson 1:22:38 missing data -- missing data --
1990 Italy Lucio Fregona 1:03:43 1: 1: Scotland Tricia Calder 1:17:25 missing data -- missing data --
1991 England Mark Croasdale 1:04:48 1: 1: England Ann Buckley 1:19:35 missing data -- missing data --
1992 England Mark Croasdale 1:05:09 1: 1: Scotland Tricia Calder 1:18:37 missing data -- missing data --
1993 England Ian Holmes 1:04:14 1: 1: England Carol Greenwood 1:12:48 missing data -- missing data --
1994 Italy Fabio Ciaponi 1:04:44 1: 1: England Lucy Wright 1:22:35 missing data -- missing data --
1995 England Mark Kinch 1:02:58 1: 1: Northern Ireland Patricia Sloan 1:22:33 missing data -- missing data --
1996 England Martin Roscoe 1:07:18 1: 1: England Lesley Leavesley 1:26:56 missing data -- missing data --
1997 England Ian Holmes 1:04:50 1: 1: England Carol Greenwood 1:16:11 missing data -- missing data --
1998 Wales Colin Jones 1:05:14 1: 1: Scotland Angela Mudge 1:16:14 missing data -- missing data --
1999 England Neil Wilkinson 1:05:51 1: 1: England Helen Jackson 1:25:12 missing data -- missing data --
2000 England Neil Wilkinson 1:05:45 Italy Fabio Ciaponi 1:07:24 England Ian Holmes 1:07:48 Scotland Angela Mudge 1:20:28 missing data -- missing data --
2001 Italy Marco De Gasperi 1:05:51 Italy Emanuele Manzi 1: England John Taylor 1: Poland Izabela Zatorska 1:19:04 missing data -- missing data --
2002 Wales Tim Davies 1:07:11 England Ian Holmes 1:08:13 Italy Fabrizio Triulzi 1:08:21 Scotland Tracey Brindley 1:20:37 missing data -- missing data --
2003 Wales Tim Davies 1:05:57 England Simon Bailey 1:06:41 England Ian Holmes 1:07:11 Scotland Dawn Scott 1:25:40 missing data -- missing data --
2004 England Ian Holmes 1:05:38 France Julien Rancon 1:06:04 Wales Alun Vaughn 1:06:12 Scotland Claire Whitehead 1:18:28 missing data -- missing data --
2005 Wales Tim Davies 1:06:37 England William Levett 1:07:20 Italy Alessio Rinaldi 1:08:24 England Mary Wilkinson 1:17:44 missing data -- missing data --
2006 England Andi Jones 1:07:25 Wales Tim Davies 1:07:57 England Ian Holmes 1:09:10 England Mary Wilkinson 1:19:38 missing data -- missing data --
2007 England Andi Jones 1:05:38 England Ian Holmes 1:08:16 England Ben Bardsley 1:08:26 England Mary Wilkinson 1:20:36 missing data -- missing data --
2008 England Andi Jones 1:06:02 England Morgan Donnelly 1:09:24 England Ian Holmes 1:10:37 England Katie Ingram 1:20:44 missing data -- missing data --
2009 England Andi Jones 1:08:15 England Ian Holmes 1:09:00 Scotland Murray Strain 1:09:43 England Katie Ingram 1:15:34 England Philippa Jackson 1:23:10 England Emma Clayton 1:25:38
2010 Scotland Robbie Simpson 1:07:59 Italy Alex Baldaccini 1:09:11 England Ian Holmes 1:09:11 Scotland Catriona Buchanan 1:21:19 England Pippa Jackson 1:21:54 England Lauren Jeska 1:24:33
2011[4] England Andi Jones 1:05:57 Scotland Murray Strain 1:06:03 Scotland Robbie Simpson 1:07:36 England Pippa Maddams 1:20:53 Scotland Catriona Buchanan 1:22:12 Scotland Christina Rankin 1:22:42
2012 Scotland Murray Strain 1:05:10 Scotland Robbie Simpson 1:06:43 Italy Fabio Ruga 1:07:25 England Tessa Hill 1:21:26 England Helen Fines 1:23:09 England Katie Walshaw 1:24:22
2013 England Andi Jones 1:08:50 Scotland Murray Strain 1:10:14 England Rob Hope 1:10:54 Republic of Ireland Sarah Mulligan 1:26:25 Scotland Jill Mykura 1:27:14 Wales Jackie Lee 1:27:51
2014[5] Italy Cesare Maestri 0:47:20 Italy Erik Rosaire 0:47:43 Republic of Ireland Tim O'Donoghue 0:47:51 Republic of Ireland Sarah McCormack 0:55:21 Scotland Tessa Hill 0:57:56 Italy Elisa Compagnoni 0:58:04
2015 Italy Emanuele Manzi 1:10:18 Italy Massimo Farcoz 1:11:29 England Ben Mounsey 1:11:39 Republic of Ireland Sarah McCormack 1:20:56 England Lindsey Brindle 1:24:13 England Katie Walshaw 1:25:14
2016 England Chris Smith 1:05:48 England Chris Farrell 1:07:14 Italy Luca Cagnati 1:07:17 Republic of Ireland Sarah Mulligan 1:20:52 England Heidi Dent 1:21:11 Scotland Stephanie Provan 1:23:54
2017 Italy Davide Magnini 1:06:42 England Chris Farrell 1:07:46 England Tom Adams 1:09:16 England Annie Conway 1:20:15 Scotland Louise Mercer 1:22:30 England Katie White 1:23:03
2018 Italy Alberto Vender 1:06:41 England Chris Holdsworth 1:07:30 Wales Rob Samuel 1:07:53 Wales Bronwen Jenkinson 1:20:41 Scotland Miranda Grant 1:22:20 England Sophie Noon 1:23:42

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rob Howard (July 15, 1996). "Revelling in the misty mountain hop". The Independent. Retrieved September 20, 2011.
  2. ^ http://www.wmra.ch/files/results/grand_prix/GP-2001-final.pdf.
  3. ^ Summaries for 1976 to 1983 are in Bill Smith, Stud Marks on the Summits (Preston, 1985). Lists of the winning men and women from 1976 to 2005 are available at https://web.archive.org/web/20070102045917/http://www.snowdonrace.com/records/index.php. The results for 2000 are from the results section of The Fellrunner, Oct 2000, 33. Results for 2002 to 2009 are available at http://snowdonrace.co.uk/ and from 2010 to 2012 are available at http://www.tdl.ltd.uk/.
  4. ^ Race of the 2011 Skyrunner World Series
  5. ^ BBC website Note - The race was only run as far as Clogwyn Bridge - the first time the route had been changed - due to the fear of torrential thunderstorms and lightning at the summit.