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Pen y Fan Race 2010 Results

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11.00am Saturday 17th July 2010

76 seniors and 11 juniors wanted beer and curly wurlies enough to make this a proper party of puffing and panting. Before the start Martin Shaw was looking lean and nippy, but Will Horsley also had a spring in his step, particularly when he found out Mark Palmer was away to run Holme Moss. The juniors mingle with the rest on the fast run out to the stile, then turn and hurtle back, dodging the trailing grown-ups. Louis Norton of Brecon AC won by 15 seconds, while Sadie Melhuish just beat Arunn Jones in a sprint finish for second, also setting a new girls record for the course. When the seniors appeared on the skyline, two runners were clear - Martin leading Will up the long haul to Corn Du, with a thin group a couple of hundred metres behind. By the summit, Martin had a lead of about 30 seconds, and from the finish we saw him taking his "most cunning" line off Pen y Fan, much further north than the direct descent taken by everyone else. For a while we thought Will might catch him, but Martin's line is obviously a good one, and he powered home in 34:05 with Will still half a minute behind. Paul Murrin certainly took the scenic route, and it was a full 5 minutes later that he crossed the line, holding onto 3rd place despite touring much of South Wales on the way down. Kevin Hagley ran a blistering descent as usual to finish 4th and 1st V40, but the fastest descender of the day was actually Stewart Bellamy, who pulled through from 18th at the summit to 7th at the end, taking 9:28 from top to bottom (note that KA's fastest was 7:05!). Helen Marshall pipped Alice Bedwell in the ladies race, and our prize fund for breaking the records remains unclaimed. As in 2009, MDC packed well to take the team prize.

Thanks to Mike Law on the summit, Tom Harrison at the Tommy Jones obelisk, Colin Cottell and David McCoy or Corn Du, Martin Wilkerson on the descent, Hartmut and Viviana at the stile, Ricky and Emma at registration and the finish, and to anyone else we've forgotten. And thanks to the sponsors Breconshire Brewery and St. Mary’s Bakery, the beer and food for all seemed to go down well!

Crispin and Naomi

Prize Winners

Category Name Club Time
1st Open Male Martin Shaw Mynydd Du 34:05
2nd Open Male William Horsley Northumberland Fell Runners 34:38
3rd Open Male Paul Murrin Chepstow Harriers 39:36
1st Open Female Helen Marshall Aberystwyth AC 48:12
2nd Open Female Alice Bedwell MDC 49:00
1st Male V40 Kevin Hagley South West Road Runners 40:56
1st Male V50 Peter Williams MDC 44:26
1st Male V60 Gary Gunner Croft Ambrey 47:55
1st Male V70 --- --- ---
1st Female V40 Janet Richards Griffithston 71:55
1st Female V50 Gill Stott MDC 55:07
1st Female V60 --- --- ---
1st Female V70 --- --- ---
1st Local Michael Keddle Brecon 44:08
Team (3 runners) Peter Williams (15th) MDC 44:26
  Mark Saunders (21st) MDC 47:13
  Andy Stott (26th) MDC 48:36

Junior Results

Position Name Club Time
1 Louis Norton (10) Brecon AC 8:28
2 (1st F) Sadie Melhuish (13) Forest of Dean AC 8:43*
3 Arunn Jones (9) Goytre 8:43
4 Ellie Jones (14) King Henry School 9:09
5 Ben Thomas (9) Ysgol Parc y T... 9:44
6 Jake Love (12) The Chase 10:07
7 Lois Flower (12) Brecon High School 10:14
8 Harri Keddle (12) Brecon High School 11:47
9 Helen Flower (10) Priory School, Brecon 12:21
10 Anoushka Noller (8) Colwall Primary 13:55
11 Holly Love (7) Colwall Primary 13:55
* new record

Full Senior Results

Name Club Category Summit Time Summit Position Descent Time Descent Position Finish Time Position % Win Time Position In Category Prize
Martin Shaw Mynydd Du MS 00:24:30 1 00:09:35 3 00:34:05 1 100 1 1st Man
William Horsley Northumberland Fell Runners MS 00:25:08 2 00:09:30 2 00:34:38 2 101.61 2 2nd Man
Paul Murrin Chepstow Harriers MS 00:25:44 3 00:13:52 27 00:39:36 3 116.19 3 3rd Man
Kevin Hagley South West Road Runners MV40 00:30:42 8 00:10:14 4 00:40:56 4 120.1 1 1st V40 Man
Clifford Berry Ledbury Harriers MV40 00:29:25 6 00:11:49 10 00:41:14 5 120.98 2  
Mark Bown Team Bath AC MS 00:30:16 7 00:11:21 8 00:41:37 6 122.1 4  
Stewart Bellamy Mercia MS 00:32:31 18 00:09:28 1 00:41:59 7 123.18 5  
Hugo Hocknell Huntingdon AC MS 00:28:34 5 00:13:49 26 00:42:23 8 124.35 6  
Paul Chester Unattached MS 00:31:17 9 00:11:19 7 00:42:36 9 124.99 7  
Steve Harrhy lliswerry MV40 00:31:22 10 00:11:15 6 00:42:37 10 125.04 3  
Mark Palser Les Croupiers MS 00:27:45 4 00:15:24 38 00:43:09 11 126.6 8  
Dave Austin Chepstow Harriers MS 00:31:57 14 00:11:31 9 00:43:28 12 127.53 9  
Joe Pickles Great Western Runners MS 00:31:31 11 00:12:09 12 00:43:40 13 128.12 10  
Michael Keddle Unattached MS 00:33:24 23 00:10:44 5 00:44:08 14 129.49 11  
Peter Williams MDC MV50 00:32:05 15 00:12:21 14 00:44:26 15 130.37 1 1st V50 Man
Richard Love Malvern Joggers MV40 00:32:19 16 00:12:27 16 00:44:46 16 131.34 4  
Mark Harper CLC Striders MS 00:33:14 21 00:12:25 15 00:45:39 17 133.94 12  
Richard Hudson Avon Valley Runners MV40 00:32:42 19 00:12:09 13 00:44:51 18 131.59 5  
Simon Blease Brycheiniog MV50 00:33:19 22 00:13:11 21 00:46:30 19 136.43 2  
Peter Hardman Bracknell Forest Runners MV50 00:31:53 13 00:15:03 34 00:46:56 20 137.7 3  
Mark Saunders MDC MV50 00:34:30 26 00:12:43 19 00:47:13 21 138.53 4  
Gary Gunner Croft Ambrey MV60 00:36:05 37 00:11:50 11 00:47:55 22 140.59 1 1st V60 Man
Mike Melhuish Forest of Dean MV40 00:32:52 20 00:15:16 37 00:48:08 23 141.22 6  
Helen Marshall Aberystwyth AC FS 00:32:25 17 00:15:47 44 00:48:12 24 141.42 1 1st Lady
Julian Bass Forest of Dean MV40 00:31:44 12 00:16:39 52 00:48:23 25 141.96 7  
Andy Stott MDC MV50 00:35:59 36 00:12:37 18 00:48:36 26 142.59 5  
John Palser Unattached MS 00:35:00 28 00:13:47 25 00:48:47 27 143.13 13  
Mark Walker Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC MS 00:34:22 24 00:14:25 31 00:48:47 28 143.13 14  
Alice Bedwell MDC FV40 00:35:18 29 00:13:42 24 00:49:00 29 143.77 1 2nd Lady
Dominic Shields San Domenico MV40 00:35:57 35 00:13:14 22 00:49:11 30 144.3 8  
Ian Luke Unattached MS 00:35:43 33 00:13:29 23 00:49:12 31 144.35 15  
Shona Mackie Westbury Harriers FS 00:35:28 30 00:14:10 29 00:49:38 32 145.62 2  
Richard Skinner Unattached MS 00:35:50 34 00:13:59 28 00:49:49 33 146.16 16  
Alan Stone MDC MV40 00:37:42 47 00:12:31 17 00:50:13 34 147.33 9  
Neil Thomas Sospan MS 00:34:40 27 00:15:37 39 00:50:17 35 147.53 17  
David Rouse Croft Ambrey MS 00:37:30 46 00:13:11 20 00:50:41 36 148.7 18  
Martin Longhurst Great Western Runners MV50 00:35:33 31 00:15:41 41 00:51:14 37 150.32 6  
Tony Law Unattached MV40 00:36:40 38 00:15:15 36 00:51:55 38 152.32 10  
Andrew Mason Springfield Striders MV40 00:34:25 25 00:17:34 59 00:51:59 39 152.52 11  
Ifor Powell Westbury Harriers MV40 00:36:50 39 00:15:41 42 00:52:31 40 154.08 12  
John Williams Springfield Striders MV50 00:38:40 53 00:14:22 30 00:53:02 41 155.6 7  
Graham Colvin 3M Gorseinon MV40 00:37:05 41 00:16:10 46 00:53:15 42 156.23 13  
Neil Bradley Springfield Striders MV50 00:37:23 45 00:16:15 48 00:53:38 43 157.36 8  
Don Powell Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC MV50 00:35:40 32 00:18:06 61 00:53:46 44 157.75 9  
David Mail Cambridge & Coleridge MV50 00:37:10 43 00:16:47 53 00:53:57 45 158.29 10  
William (John) Darby MDC MV50 00:37:03 40 00:17:00 54 00:54:03 46 158.58 11  
Daniel Thornton Unattached MS 00:38:26 50 00:16:26 51 00:54:52 47 160.98 19  
Ian Marshall Cambridge Harriers MV60 00:39:49 57 00:15:09 35 00:54:58 48 161.27 2  
Gill Stott MDC FV50 00:39:23 56 00:15:44 43 00:55:07 49 161.71 1 1st V50 Lady
Peter Tracey Unattached MS 00:39:14 55 00:15:58 45 00:55:12 50 161.96 20  
Roy Silver Unattached MV50 00:40:20 60 00:14:59 33 00:55:19 51 162.3 12  
Tom Fortune Unattached MS 00:37:12 44 00:18:09 62 00:55:21 52 162.4 21  
Derek Rainbird Bryn Bach Parc MV50 00:38:14 49 00:17:11 55 00:55:25 53 162.59 13  
Gary Robertson Unattached MS 00:37:07 42 00:18:40 63 00:55:47 54 163.67 22  
Mike Harris MDC MV50 00:38:38 52 00:17:17 57 00:55:55 55 164.06 14  
Mark Newell Cambridge Harriers MV50 00:38:56 54 00:17:19 58 00:56:15 56 165.04 15  
Pat Austin Cambridge Harriers MV40 00:40:25 61 00:16:23 50 00:56:48 57 166.65 14  
Ken Knights Unattached MV40 00:40:36 63 00:16:17 49 00:56:53 58 166.89 15  
Hanne Kinnunen Team Bath AC FS 00:38:01 48 00:19:00 64 00:57:01 59 167.29 3  
Colin Downey Mercia MV50 00:42:14 67 00:14:57 32 00:57:11 60 167.78 16  
Emily Gibson Brecon AC FS 00:41:59 66 00:15:39 40 00:57:38 61 169.1 4  
David Tull Cambridge Harriers MV60 00:41:44 65 00:17:15 56 00:58:59 62 173.06 3  
Kate Hovers Brecon AC FV50 00:42:48 69 00:16:12 47 00:59:00 63 173.11 2  
Anne Marie Harris Parc Bryn Bach FS 00:38:29 51 00:20:44 66 00:59:13 64 173.74 5  
Tom Davies Croft Ambrey MV60 00:40:46 64 00:20:05 65 01:00:51 65 178.53 4  
Tim Noller Unattached MV40 00:43:50 70 00:17:39 60 01:01:29 66 180.39 16  
Rob Brown Chepstow Harriers MV60 00:42:28 68 00:25:30 67 01:07:58 67 199.41 5  
Thomas Haddrill Unattached MS 00:40:10 59 00:28:05 70 01:08:15 68 200.24 23  
Christina Bridge Unattached FS 00:40:06 58 00:28:10 71 01:08:16 69 200.29 6  
Stewart Thomson Griffithston MV40 00:40:27 62 00:28:50 72 01:09:17 70 203.28 17  
Janet Richards Griffithston FV40 00:45:46 71 00:26:09 69 01:11:55 71 211 2 1st V40 Lady
Catherine percival Croft Ambrey FS 00:46:03 72 00:26:02 68 01:12:05 72 211.49 7  
Jonathan Mayer Unattached MV40 00:59:53 75 00:30:26 73 01:30:19 73 264.99 18  
Phillip Werey SRC Bristol MV40 00:51:46 73 00:44:15 75 01:36:01 74 281.71 19  
Linda O'Shaughnessy Westbury Harriers FS 00:53:07 74 00:44:12 74 01:37:19 75 285.53 8  

 

Race organised by Crispin Flower and Naomi Law in association with Mynydd Du.