Gilwern Grunt

Rogue Runs latest race was held in some spectacular scenery, covering a 10 mile tour around the Clydach Gorge and encompassing the limestone ramparts of Gilwern Hill where the 800ft ‘Grunt’ made its presence felt.  It started with a run over the moor and down to the local ‘Tom Thumb’ pinnacle, which was used as a turning point, followed by a grand, scenic, fast drop down to cross the river, then the ‘Grunt,’ a big climb up and around the back of Gilwern hill, and a spectacular traverse under the cliffs and descent down to the old railway, finishing with an interesting run back to tea and cakes.

Forest of Dean’s Mark Mathews was 8th in 1:34:24.  Graham James finished in 1:54:48 and Peter Short in 2:13:01.  Mark described it as “the toughest 10 miler in the land”.

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