Snowdon Race

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.

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 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]

ResultsEdit

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   Dave Francis 1:12:05   Tacwyn Davies 1:13:31   Ray Rawlinson 1:14:38   Bridget Hogge 1:40:15 missing data -- missing data --
1977   Ricky Wilde 1:06:07   Jeff Norman 1:07:34   Mike Short 1:08:42   Joan Glass 1:39:46 missing data -- missing data --
1978   Ricky Wilde 1:04:28   Dave Francis 1:07:25   Jeff Norman 1:07:53   Joan Glass 1:31:24 missing data -- missing data --
1979   Jeff Norman 1:05:00   Ricky Wilde 1:07:07   Dave Francis 1:07:11   Joan Glass 1:29:02 missing data -- missing data --
1980   Privato Pezzoli 1:06:53   Andy Darby 1:08:43   A. Giupponi 1:09:07   Pauline Haworth 1:25:18 missing data -- missing data --
1981   John Wild 1:05:18   Gianni Rovedatti 1:05:31   S. Lazzaroni 1:08:08   Ros Coats 1:24:49 missing data -- missing data --
1982   John Wild 1:05:55   Privato Pezzoli 1:06:36   Fausto Bonzi 1:06:41   Rosie Naish 1:24:10 missing data -- missing data --
1983   R. Keeney 1:08:39   M. Bishop 1:09:23   Jeff Norman 1:09:55   Bridget Hogge 1:39:32 missing data -- missing data --
1984   Fausto Bonzi 1:03:46   1:   1:   Pauline Haworth 1:24:03 missing data -- missing data --
1985   Kenny Stuart 1:02:29   1:   1:   Pauline Haworth 1:20:29 missing data -- missing data --
1986   Luigi Bortoluzzi 1:04:24   1:   1:   Carol Haigh 1:14:36 missing data -- missing data --
1987   Martin May 1:03:43   1:   1:   Angela Carson 1:24:19 missing data -- missing data --
1988   Colin Donnelly 1:04:38   1:   1:   Sue Dilnot 1:22:10 missing data -- missing data --
1989   John Lenihan 1:04:12   1:   1:   Angela Carson 1:22:38 missing data -- missing data --
1990   Lucio Fregona 1:03:43   1:   1:   Tricia Calder 1:17:25 missing data -- missing data --
1991   Mark Croasdale 1:04:48   1:   1:   Anne Buckley 1:19:35 missing data -- missing data --
1992   Mark Croasdale 1:05:09   1:   1:   Tricia Calder 1:18:37 missing data -- missing data --
1993   Ian Holmes 1:04:14   1:   1:   Carol Greenwood 1:12:48 missing data -- missing data --
1994   Fabio Ciaponi 1:04:44   1:   1:   Lucy Wright 1:22:35 missing data -- missing data --
1995   Mark Kinch 1:02:58   1:   1:   Patricia Sloan 1:22:33 missing data -- missing data --
1996   Martin Roscoe 1:07:18   1:   1:   Lesley Leavesley 1:26:56 missing data -- missing data --
1997   Ian Holmes 1:04:50   1:   1:   Carol Greenwood 1:16:11 missing data -- missing data --
1998   Colin Jones 1:05:14   1:   1:   Angela Mudge 1:16:14 missing data -- missing data --
1999   Neil Wilkinson 1:05:51   1:   1:   Helen Jackson 1:25:12 missing data -- missing data --
2000   Neil Wilkinson 1:05:45   Fabio Ciaponi 1:07:24   Ian Holmes 1:07:48   Angela Mudge 1:20:28 missing data -- missing data --
2001   Marco De Gasperi 1:05:51   Emanuele Manzi 1:   John Taylor 1:   Izabela Zatorska 1:19:04 missing data -- missing data --
2002   Tim Davies 1:07:11   Ian Holmes 1:08:13   Fabrizio Triulzi 1:08:21   Tracey Brindley 1:20:37 missing data -- missing data --
2003   Tim Davies 1:05:57   Simon Bailey 1:06:41   Ian Holmes 1:07:11   Dawn Scott 1:25:40 missing data -- missing data --
2004   Ian Holmes 1:05:38   Julien Rancon 1:06:04   Alun Vaughn 1:06:12   Claire Whitehead 1:18:28 missing data -- missing data --
2005   Tim Davies 1:06:37   William Levett 1:07:20   Alessio Rinaldi 1:08:24   Mary Wilkinson 1:17:44 missing data -- missing data --
2006   Andi Jones 1:07:25   Tim Davies 1:07:57   Ian Holmes 1:09:10   Mary Wilkinson 1:19:38 missing data -- missing data --
2007   Andi Jones 1:05:38   Ian Holmes 1:08:16   Ben Bardsley 1:08:26   Mary Wilkinson 1:20:36 missing data -- missing data --
2008   Andi Jones 1:06:02   Morgan Donnelly 1:09:24   Ian Holmes 1:10:37   Katie Ingram 1:20:44 missing data -- missing data --
2009   Andi Jones 1:08:15   Ian Holmes 1:09:00   Murray Strain 1:09:43   Katie Ingram 1:15:34   Philippa Jackson 1:23:10   Emma Clayton 1:25:38
2010   Robbie Simpson 1:07:59   Alex Baldaccini 1:09:11   Ian Holmes 1:09:11   Catriona Buchanan 1:21:19   Pippa Jackson 1:21:54   Lauren Jeska* 1:24:33
2011[4]   Andi Jones 1:05:57   Murray Strain 1:06:03   Robbie Simpson 1:07:36   Pippa Maddams 1:20:53   Catriona Buchanan 1:22:12   Christina Rankin 1:22:42
2012   Murray Strain 1:05:10   Robbie Simpson 1:06:43   Fabio Ruga 1:07:25   Tessa Hill 1:21:26   Helen Fines 1:23:09   Katie Walshaw 1:24:22
2013   Andi Jones 1:08:50   Murray Strain 1:10:14   Rob Hope 1:10:54   Sarah Mulligan 1:26:25   Jill Mykura 1:27:14   Jackie Lee 1:27:51
2014[5]   Cesare Maestri 0:47:20   Erik Rosaire 0:47:43   Tim O'Donoghue 0:47:51   Sarah McCormack 0:55:21   Tessa Hill 0:57:56   Elisa Compagnoni 0:58:04
2015   Emanuele Manzi 1:10:18   Massimo Farcoz 1:11:29   Ben Mounsey 1:11:39   Sarah McCormack 1:20:56   Lindsey Brindle 1:24:13   Katie Walshaw 1:25:14
2016   Chris Smith 1:05:48   Chris Farrell 1:07:14   Luca Cagnati 1:07:17   Sarah Mulligan 1:20:52   Heidi Dent 1:21:11   Stephanie Provan 1:23:54
2017   Davide Magnini 1:06:42   Chris Farrell 1:07:46   Tom Adams 1:09:16   Annie Conway 1:20:15   Louise Mercer 1:22:30   Katie White 1:23:03
2018   Alberto Vender 1:06:41   Chris Holdsworth 1:07:30   Rob Samuel 1:07:53   Bronwen Jenkinson 1:20:41   Miranda Grant 1:22:20   Sophie Noon 1:23:42
2019   Andy Douglas 1:04:04   Martin Dematteis 1:06:33   Bernard Dematteis 1:07:06   Sarah McCormack 1:14:49   Elisa Sortini 1:15:11   Hatti Archer 1:17:17
2020 Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2021 Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • All Jeska's athletics results were declared null and void when she failed to produce samples of her testosterone levels.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  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.
  6. ^ Transgender athlete jailed | Lancashire Evening Post