Mynydd Du

Fell and Mountain Running Club

Report

A healthy start to a new race saw 77 athletes take to the fells on Mynydd Llangors. Visibility was good, the ground had dried out somewhat after the snow. Always promising to be a fast race, with no time to relax if you were ‘in it to win it’! A strong competitive field, route choice between CP1 and CP2, combined with a very steep and fast descent to the finish line meant we were all excited to see who would take the course records in the women’s and men’s races.

Dan Bodman from Aberdare reached the summit in a swift time of 18.02. We witnessed him flying down the mountain being chased by local athlete Evan Davies, summit time 18.55. Evan took chase never allowing Dan to relax. We saw Dan glance over his shoulder and just make it to the finish line with seconds between them!

In the women’s race, Mynydd Du’s Helen Brown comfortably took the course record but not without excitement either! Helen reached the summit in a time of 21.11 then proceeded to also fly down the mountain. She came into view chasing the opposition, fellow Mynydd Du athlete Michael Cope and Brecon AC Peter Sowerby finishing a strong 14th overall!

I think it’s fair to say a good day was had by all and the race was a success. See you next year!

Results as follows:
1st man Dan Bodman, Aberdare 24.43 (CR)
2nd man Evan Davies 24.53
3rd man Jay Gullins, Taff Ely Tri 26.28
1st female Hellen Brown, Mynydd Du 27.58 (CR)
2nd female Debbie Stenner, Fodac 30.45
3rd female Sammi Toop, Mynydd Du 32.43

Age category prize winners:
U23m Lewis Price 28.42, V40m Dan Sandford, Fodac 27.13 V40f Anne Ward, Mynydd Du 38.05
V50m Ian smith, Fodac 27.43
V50f Ruth Pickvance, Mynydd Du 32.40
V60m David Smout, Mynydd Du 33.28
V70m Gary Gunner, Croft Ambrey 35.38
Women’s team Mynydd Du
Helen Brown, Sammi Toop, Ruth Pickvance
Men’s team Mynydd Du
Tom Mollekin, Ian Whistance, Steve Hepton

Photos from 2018 (Tim Woodier)

Results

No Pos Name Club Sex Cat Time Award
227 1 Daniel Bodman Aberdare M S 24m 43s 1st Man
214 2 Evan Davies   M U23 24m 53s 2nd Man
196 3 Jay Gullins Taff ely tri M 40 26m 28s 3rd Man
218 4 Alex Lewis Neath Harriers M S 26m 28s  
186 5 Tom Mollekin Mynydd Du M S 26m 30s  
212 6 Rudi Lewis   M S 26m 58s  
191 7 Wyndham Turner   M 40 27m 9s 1st V40
209 8 Dan Sandford FODAC M 40 27m 13s  
208 9 Ian Smith FODAC M 50 27m 43s 1st V50
188 10 Ian Whistance Mynydd Du M 40 27m 44s  
230 11 Steven Hepton Mynydd Du M 40 27m 47s  
182 12 Peter Sowerby Brecon AC M 50 27m 55s  
201 13 Michael Cope Mynydd Du M 40 27m 56s  
187 14 Helen Brown Mynydd Du F 40 27m 58s 1st Lady
222 15 Nick Biggs Vegan runners UK M 40 27m 59s  
223 16 Niki Radnedge   M 40 28m 1s  
213 17 Matthew Haynes Buith M 40 28m 8s  
244 18 Richard Powles FODAC M 40 28m 20s  
193 19 Mark Matthews FODAC M 40 28m 23s  
229 20 Andy Horluck FODAC M 40 28m 26s  
232 21 Rhys Asbridge   M S 28m 29s  
237 22 Lewis Price   M U23 28m 42s 1st U23
195 23 Jaimie Gatt Tahh ely tri M 40 29m 21s  
189 24 Tom Turner   M S 29m 28s  
178 25 Charlie Northey Brecon AC M 50 29m 38s  
231 26 Rhys Pippard Mynydd Du M S 30m 5s  
228 27 Martin Scrivens Monross M S 30m 9s  
215 28 Roger Mills Fairwater M 40 30m 22s  
192 29 Ged Murphy   M 40 30m 28s  
245 30 John Russel FODAC M 40 30m 29s 2nd Lady
219 31 Debbie Stennar FODAC F 40 30m 45s  
203 32 James Woodier Mynydd Du M S 30m 47s  
241 33 Ian Leaves   M 40 31m 18s  
184 34 Sammi Toop Mynydd Du F S 31m 43s 3rd Lady
190 35 Duncan Loughrey   M 50 31m 46s  
194 36 Hugh Morgan   M 50 31m 53s  
181 37 Thomas Banning Brecon Tri M S 32m 24s  
210 38 Richard Cronin MDC M S 32m 25s  
216 39 Ruth Pickvance Mynydd Du F 50 32m 40s 1st V50 Lady
251 40 Andrew Dickens Mynydd Du M 40 32m 42s  
247 41 Ben Watkins Mynydd Du M S 33m 21s  
217 42 Zoe Proctor Mynydd Du F S 33m 24s  
202 43 David Smout Mynydd Du M 60 33m 28s 1st V60 Man
225 44 Matias Coombs   M 60 33m 28s  
204 45 Jenny Yate Mynydd Du F S 34m 16s  
197 46 Simon Morgan Taff ely tri M 40 34m 22s  
206 47 Ellie Salisbury Mynydd Du F 50 34m 35s  
252 48 Lou Summers Mynydd Du F 50 35m 16s  
211 49 Adrian Moir MDC M   35m 19s  
179 50 Gary Gunner Croft Ambrey M 70 35m 38s 1st V70 Man
185 51 Barry Griffiths Brecon AC M 50 35m 45s  
248 52 David Rooke   M 60 35m 45s  
240 53 Andrew Herrington   M 50 35m 51s  
224 54 John Magee MDC M 40 35m 54s  
200 55 John Parker Brecon Tri M 50 36m 4s  
226 56 Les Willaims Eryri M 70 36m 5s  
239 57 Bev Tucker Mynydd Du F 50 36m 9s  
183 58 Sharen Woods Mynydd Du F 50 36m 16s  
235 59 John Jaspers   M 40 37m 18s  
238 60 John Price Hay Hotfooters M 60 37m 41s  
199 61 Gareth Jones MDC M 70 37m 45s  
176 62 Anne Ward Mynydd Du F 40 38m 5s 1st V40 Lady
177 63 Llinos Davies Mynydd Du F S 38m 8s  
207 64 Paul Symons   M 50 38m 25s  
236 65 Angela Price Hay hotfooters F 40 38m 38s  
234 66 Julie Cashell Mynydd Du F 40 38m 55s  
198 67 Karen Elvers MDC F 40 39m 20s  
180 68 Tim Clarke NEWT M 50 40m 19s  
221 69 Alyn Tomkinson Hengoed harriers M 40 40m 49s  
243 70 Chris O Brien Brecon Tri M S 41m 35s  
246 71 Aled Edwards Brecon Tri M 40 43m 13s  
205 72 Terry Vaughan Mynydd Du M 40 45m 23s  
220 73 Ryan Tomkinson Ystrad Runners M   45m 23s  
233 74 Geoffrey Wall   M 50 46m 1s  
249 75 Anne Menard Musact road runners F S 46m 52s  
250 76 Oliver Boast Mynydd Du M S 46m 52s  
242 77 Robins Klava   M U23 59m 5s