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Tom Harrison's London Marathon 2019

Tom's been in touch to let us know he ran 5:14:21 at this year's London Marathon, that is 1min 37secs faster than last year, achieved on "almost no training and absolutely nothing over 10 miles."

Wow! Well done Tom from all MD clubmates.

And for those who don't know Tom, he's 82!

Llyn y Fan Race Results 2017 posted

Llyn y Fan Race results received from Sasha and posted here

By all accounts the river was "interesting", and Helen Brown ended up in the next county. Nothing new today then!

Photos from Sugar Loaf (Pantygelli) Race 2017

A Google Photos album here. I didn't quite catch all runners, and missed the first two on the return as the kids pinched the camera for a while!

Photos from the Sugar Loaf Race 2017

Photos taken by and copyright of © Crispin Flower, 2017

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A great result for Mynydd Du's Toby Pearson at Man v Horse

An excellent result for Toby Pearson, finishing 12th overall behind 6 horses and a relay team, so 5th individual runner overall in a time of 2:45:25.

Results here (incorrectly listing Toby as running for MDC!) https://www.resultsbase.net/event/3222/results

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Photos from the Cribyn Race 2016

Photos taken by and copyright of © Crispin Flower, 2016

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Photos from the Sugar Loaf Race 2016

Photos taken by and copyright of © Crispin Flower, 2016

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Based on a work at http://www.mynydd-du.org.uk/photos-from-the-sugar-loaf-race-2016.

Article about the Brecon Fans Races in Mens Fitness

One of our competitors at Pen y Fan and Fan y Big last year - Damian Hall - is a journalist. He's had a piece about the races published in Men's Fitness magazine, and kindly sent us a link:

http://www.mensfitness.co.uk/races-events/4370/is-fell-running-britains-most-extreme-sport

The effects of fell running: a case study at the Cribyn Race 2014

Whilst marshalling and taking photos at the Cribyn Race yesterday with the kids, we noticed that subtle changes come over normal folk when they have been running up hill for 15 minutes in a gale. In the interests of scientific endeavour, we thought these changes should be documented. No humans were harmed in this experiment.

It seems to be miraculously rejuvenating - the runners all look much younger than their true age:

Running uphill reduces the signs of ageing - Mark is actually 86

For some, it has a stabilising and calming effect, helping them re-integrate with society:

Fell running to be recommended by NICE?

It has worked for this chap

For others it doesn’t:

But there have been some side effects

and failures

Some sprout extra limbs, yet still look bored…

A polymeliac fell runner

Many become excessively style-conscious, showing off designer clothing and accessories:

A fashionable fell runner

It can be hard to tell the different between the males and the females, but in this case it’s all too obvious (the gloves):

A female fell runner

Many faces develop the fixed grin, or “rictus fell-runnicus”. Observers often believe that the victims are enjoying themselves:

Rictus fell-runnicus

With others there is no such illusion:

Fell runner showing his true feelings

Despite a strict ban on facial fair under the new WFRA safety guidelines, some manage to conceal modern beards at registration, only to let them loose on the hill:

Fell runner with modern beard

Some runners impersonate the Emperor Palpatine to intimidate other competitors:

The Emperor Palpatine

A fell runner

On the plus side, manners on the hill are always impeccable, with most runners saluting, bowing, curtseying or doffing their caps in deference to marshals:

A polite fell runner

And finally, yesterday’s race proved that the winner is always the runner with the most tattoos:

Tattoos mean prizes

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Photos from the Cribyn Race 2014

The wind was screaming through checkpoint 1, with horizontal rain trying to turn into hail by the time the later runners were coming through. The camera fuzzed up a bit with water drops, but we managed to snap nearly everyone. Plus a few more at the finish of the leading runners (til the rain came on again!). Enjoy…

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