AVR five complete the 36th Snowdonia Marathon Eryri

PUBLISHED: 07:26 31 October 2018 | UPDATED: 07:26 31 October 2018

AVR members at the Snowdonia Marathon meeting. Picture CONTRIBUTED

AVR members at the Snowdonia Marathon meeting. Picture CONTRIBUTED


Five AVRs made the journey to north Wales for the 36th Snowdonia Marathon Eryri, writes Dave Mutter.

With breath-taking scenery from start to finish the circuitous course snakes around a snow-capped Snowden and entails close to 3,000 feet of climbing and this year with a wind chill making it just two degrees, it certainly is not a course for the faint-hearted!

Margaret Pearce set a blistering pace and despite suffering cramp was the first AVR home in a time of 4:07:19, finishing 648th overall.

Also suffering from cramp in the chilly conditions, Chris Hill and Alan Morbey struggled through the latter stages of the race together, finishing 4:32:55, 1107th and 4:34:26, 1136th respectively. Angela Kerr was next home 4:58:51, 1564th, whilst husband Martin (Kerr) finished in 6:09:50, 1483rd.

There were 2205 finishers and 39 DNF. Many thanks, to Jayne Lloyd and Marathon Eryri Cyf for organising such a spectacular race through the heart of Snowdonia.

● Another AVR member, Lee Moran, was in action closer to home, taking on the Dartmoor Vale Half, finishing 18th overall, second M40, with his time being 1:35:39, which represents a very good performance.

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