Peris Horseshoe

The Peris Horseshoe is an annual fell running race in Snowdonia. The race starts and finishes in Llanberis and has a distance of approximately 28km. It is usually run in September. The event is organised by Eryri Harriers [1] It was first held in 1987, when it was organised by Arthur Clarke.[2]

There is also a shorter Half Peris race, finishing at Pen-y-Pass, which is held in conjunction with the Horseshoe.[3]

CourseEdit

Starting from Llanberis, the course heads out from the Slate Museum through the disused slate quarry. The first summit is that of Elidir Fawr followed by Y Garn and Glyder Fawr. The course descends to Pen-y-Pass to cross the A4086 road, then ascends via the Miners track to Lliwedd and via the Watkin Path to the summit of Snowdon. The course joins the Snowdon Ranger Path and then ascends Moel Cynghirion and returns to Llanberis beside Dolbadarn Castle.[4][5]

WinnersEdit

The fastest men's time is 3:02:49 set by Gavin Bland in 1994. The event was one of the counting races in the British Fell Running Championships that year.[6] The quickest women's time is 3:28:14 by Menna Angharad in 1996, when the race was also a championship counter. Angharad's performance has been considered to be one of the strongest female course records in fell running.[7]

Year Men Time (h:m:s) Women Time (h:m:s) Refs
2021 Gavin Roberts 3:40:42 Sarah Ridgway 4:23:40 [8]
2020 Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic [9]
2019 Matthew Fortes 3:18:42 Sarah Ridgway 3:43:35 [10] [Note 1]
2018 Huw Davies 3:46:34 Miranda Grant 4:00:50 [11]
2017 Gareth Wyn Hughes 3:27:02 Andrea Rowlands 4:22:50 [12]
2016 Pete Vale 3:33:30 Andrea Rowlands 4:13:33 [13]
2015 John Hunt 4:07:52 Louise Beetlestone 4:59:14
2014 Pete Vale 3:31:30 Andrea Rowlands 4:08:47 [14]
2013 Rob Jebb 3:12:29 Victoria Wilkinson 3:38:06 [15]
2012 Tim Higginbottom 3:37:58 Andrea Rowlands 4:12:56 [16]
2011 Iain Ridgway 3:08:26 [17] [Note 1]
2010 Simon Caldrick 3:29:23 Jenny Heming 4:04:32 [18]
2009 Pete Vale 3:16:16 Andrea Rowlands 4:05:10 [19]
2008 Lloyd Taggart 3:20:47 Jackie Lee 3:49:19 [20]
2007 Charlie Stead 3:24:43 Sarah Kleeman 4:01:00 [21]
2006 Rob Jebb 3:15:27 Christine Howard 3:58:22
2005 James McQueen 3:27:02 Jackie Lee 3:48:13 [22]
2004 Dylan Jones 3:22:34 Jackie Lee 3:59:11 [23]
2003 Robin Halliday 3:49:46 Jackie Lee 4:17:30 [24]
2002 James McQueen 3:33:15 Victoria Musgrove 4:38:44 [25]
2001 John Hunt 3:35:40 Gill Harris 4:26:35 [26]
2000 Trefor Jones 3:35:15 Gill Harris 5:04:25 [27]
1999 James McQueen 2:50:24 Helene Diamantides 3:09:21 [28] [Note 1]
1998 Mark Kinch 3:20:20 Polly Gibb 4:15:29 [29]
1997 James McQueen 3:11:00 Menna Angharad 3:45:26 [30]
1996 Ian Holmes 3:05:41 Menna Angharad 3:28:14 [31]
1995 Adam Haynes 3:21:48 Menna Angharad 3:33:45 [32]
1994 Gavin Bland 3:02:49 Angela Brand-Barker 3:45:22 [33]
1993 Colin Donnelly 3:23:13 Katherine Harvey 4:16:23 [34]
1992 Colin Donnelly 3:13:30 Clare Crofts 4:13:03 [35]
1991 Paul Brownson 3:25:02 Lydia Kirk 4:12:00 [36]
1990 Colin Donnelly 3:25:17 Stel Farrar 4:39:38 [37]
1989 Huw Parry 3:29:39 Stel Farrar 4:02:38 [38]
1988 Colin Donnelly 3:08:09 Angela Carson 4:05:08 [39]
1987 Colin Donnelly 3:19:55 Angela Carson 4:14:48 [40]

Note 1: Race shortened.

ReferencesEdit

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