AVRs tackle Brecon Beacons Big Horseshoe meeting

PUBLISHED: 11:10 12 July 2018 | UPDATED: 11:10 12 July 2018

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At midnight almost twelve ago, Richard Hale and a group of AVRs were to be found high up on Fan y Big in the Brecon Beacons running the inaugural 20 mile Sleepwalker Night race, writes Dave Mutter.

At midnight almost twelve ago, Richard Hale and a group of AVRs were to be found high up on Fan y Big in the Brecon Beacons running the inaugural 20 mile Sleepwalker Night race, writes Dave Mutter.

Richard was there again on Saturday, but this time it was at midday in summer sunshine for the classic fell race ‘Fan y Big Horseshoe ‘.

Classed as BM (ie, not too pointy, but quite tough), the 10.3-mile distance with 2,200 ft of ascent in temperatures exceeding 25 degrees proved too challenging for a few who were unable to finish.

Richard, however, with careful pacing managed to hang on despite the brutal conditions for a joint 114 place in 2:21:28. There were 124 finishers.

Stephen Johns won the AVR July Junior handicap race in 15:06 with George Chapman finishing second in 13:25 and Sam Eyre was third in 13:06.

Peter Johns leads the junior rankings with 116 points followed by Sam Eyre (103) and Elsa Wood (76).

Henry Smith won the longer senior handicap in 28:08 with Lee Moran finishing second in 23:09 and Andrew Hartnell was third in 25:55.

Anthony Chadwick leads the senior rankings with 105 points, but its close at the top with Andrew Hartnell currently second with 103 and third, with 102, is Kerry Board.

Cliff Marriott ran the Relish Running Two Tunnels 10K in Bath and was in 11:30 wave so it was very hot, but a lot of the course is shaded and as and out and back you run through both tunnels twice.

The short one is approximately 400 metres and the second over one mile. It was lovely and cool in the tunnels and you really feel like you’re flying along.

Cliff would recommend it for anyone that fancies something a bit different.

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