12 Forest runners competed at the Craig yr Allt Fell Race, just outside Caerphilly. There was a good overall turnout – 124 racers, with the race billed as a ‘good introduction to fell racing’ and the mild, dry weather helping. The race was the 7th and penultimate race of the winter fell series. The Craig yr Allt ‘mountain’ is more of a hill, so there was 2 ascents and descents to make sure everyone got enough hills in. Total distance was around 3.8 miles, with a total ascent of around 900feet.
Dan Sandford was the first forest finisher, in 13th place, closely followed by Helen Brown (running in Mynydd Du colours!). Helen was second lady and 1st FV40. The forest team also came second overall, beaten by a strong MDC Fell Running Club.
Full forest results:
|13||35:22||Dan||Sandford||Forest of Dean AC||M40|
|18||36:51||Julian||Boon||Forest of Dean AC||M40|
|23||38:09||Andy||Horlick||Forest of Dean AC||M40|
|78||46:17||David||Jenkins||Forest of Dean AC||M|
|82||46:51||Michael||Marks||Forest of Dean AC||M40|
|86||:0:47:46||Neville||Turner||Forest of Dean AC||M50|
|90||0:48:16||Max King||Forest of Dean AC|
|91||48:31||Tony||Powall||Forest of Dean AC||M50|
|96||51:21||Stefanie||Francis||Forest of Dean AC||F50|
|97||52:19||Gemma||Hewitt||Forest of Dean AC||F|
Dan (6th) has just pulled ahead of Jools (8th) in the series table. Helen is next in 20th, then David Jenkins in 32nd. The next race is Hatterall Hammer on Saturday 20th February. See http://www.wfra.me.uk/ for details. (Unfortunately this clashes with Glos XC in Kennilworth).
For more photos see: https://www.flickr.com/photos/54538464@N03/sets/72157663695492112