Mynydd Du

Fell and Mountain Running Club

A field of 84 runners turned up at Abergavenny Leisure Centre after a few years break from the Sugar Loaf fell race. A cloudy start to the day soon turned into patches of blue sky as the runners headed across the sports field and up the road on to the Deri. The start of the climb saw a few of the leader’s head the wrong way in the ferns, making Martin Shaw (Mynydd Du ) work harder for his race win. With a nice ridge run after the Deri then the sharp climb on the final ascent, Tom Gibbs (MDC) arrived at the trig first in 36min. He was shortly followed by Martin then Hugh Aggleton (MDC). Martin now had a race on his hands due to his navigational error at the start of the run, he ran an excellent descent to re-claim his first place in a time of 53.03. Second place went to Tom in 53.57 and third to Hugh in 54.11. Neil Lewis (Mynydd Du) who has also been achieving some good results recently, finished in 4th place overall, first V40 in 56.23. Nick Selmes (Mynydd Du) also had a great run in 16th, 60.08. Tony Chadd (Mynydd Du) managed a good time of 70.26 still recovering from his fall on the Fan y Big race. The ladies race was also exciting, with the first 2 beating the previous course record. Helen Marshal (Aberystwyth AC) had a strong run to the top and arrived at the trig in 15th place, 41min. She was closely followed to the summit by Jenny Hemming (Eryri) 42min. Jenny however had the edge on the descent and won with an impressive new course record of 60.10. Helen was 2nd with a time of 60.37. Joanne Thatcher (Aberystwyth AC) was first V40 in a time of 64.06 and third overall lady. Anne Marie Harris had a solid first run in her Mynydd Du vest finishing in 70.55.

Thanks to all the Marshals and helpers, see you all next year.

Emma Bayliss

No Pos Name Club Sex Cat Time Award
15 1 Martin Shaw Mynydd Du M S 00:53:03 1st
83 2 Tom Gibbs MDC M S 00:53:57 2nd
16 3 Hugh Aggleton MDC M S 00:54:11 3rd
7 4 Neil Lewis Mynydd Du M 40 00:56:23 1st V 40
57 5 Ben Gibbison Dark Peak FR M S 00:57:12  
64 6 Dee Buchanon San Domenico M S 00:57:12  
56 7 Peter Gardner WFRA M 50 00:57:13 1st V 50
46 8 Neil Jones Abergavenny Striders M S 00:57:16  
1 9 Jos Jones Aberwystwyth AC M S 00:57:43  
84 10 Ben Moon MDC M S 00:57:47  
37 11 Max Suff Hereford Couriers M 40 00:58:25  
79 12 Dimitri Vorres Griffithstown Harriers M 40 00:58:55  
10 13 Dave Austin Chepstow Harriers M S 00:59:28  
49 14 Richard Johnson Islwyn M S 00:59:45  
12 15 Ken Ham Thonbury RC M 40 00:59:55  
11 16 Nick Selmes Mynydd Du M S 01:00:08  
48 17 Jenny Heming Eryri F S 01:00:10 1st Lady
60 18 Paul Chester   M S 01:00:14  
65 19 James Blore Chepstow Harriers M S 01:00:34  
2 20 Helen Marshal Aberwystwyth AC F S 01:00:37 2nd Lady
34 21 David Eggleston Shropshire Shufflers M 40 01:01:30  
23 22 Andy Broad   M S 01:03:26  
28 23 Andy Creber Chepstow Harriers M 50 01:03:28  
19 24 Rhodri Evans Pontyrpidd Roadents M S 01:03:35  
45 25 Dave Woodvine Shropshire Shufflers M S 01:04:00  
74 26 Wheeze Brycheniog M 50 01:04:04  
22 27 Joanne Thatcher Aberwystwyth AC F 40 01:04:06 1st V40 Lady
69 28 Kevin Betts MDC M 40 01:04:19  
67 29 Michael Keddle   M S 01:04:35  
25 30 Nick Dallimore MDC M 50 01:04:58  
17 31 Gwyn Lloyd Pontyrpidd Roadents M 50 01:05:07  
68 32 Andrew Hunter Beeston AC M S 01:05:19  
39 33 Mike Melhuish FODAC M 40 01:05:49  
85 34 Glyn Sansom San Domenico M 40 01:06:28  
33 35 Dominic Shields San Domenico M 40 01:06:40  
29 36 Steve Herington Hereford Couriers M 60 01:06:55 1st V60
38 37 Richard Wall Hereford Couriers M 40 01:07:07  
42 38 Grahame Hughes Mercia M 50 01:07:14  
4 39 Andy Mason Springfield Striders M 40 01:07:33  
5 40 Gary Gunner Croft Ambrey M 60 01:07:42  
27 41 Nicki Morgan Chepstow Harriers F 40 01:07:45 3rd S Lady
44 42 Graham Colvin Celtic Tri M 40 01:07:54  
50 43 Don Powell Basingstone M 50 01:09:00  
70 44 Brian Hardcastle MDC M 50 01:09:15  
59 45 Lu Summers Chepstow Harriers F 40 01:09:19  
47 46 Vanessa Lawson Chepstow Harriers F S 01:10:10  
9 47 Tony Chadd Mynydd Du M 40 01:10:26  
35 48 Clive Rowberry Hereford Couriers M 50 01:10:31  
32 49 Anne Marie Harris Mynydd Du F S 01:10:55  
43 50 Leslie Williams Rhedwyr Eryri M 60 01:11:14  
75 51 John Hussey   M 60 01:11:19  
18 52 Neil Williams Pontyridd Roadents M 40 01:11:24  
66 53 Daniel Thornton   M S 01:12:03  
73 54 Gary Robertson   M S 01:12:17  
77 55 Gareth Grififths   M 40 01:12:32  
63 56 William Darby Mynydd Du M 50 01:12:35  
24 57 Mike Harriers MDC M 50 01:12:46  
6 58 Tim Brockington Springfield Striders M 50 01:13:16  
14 59 Naomi Law Mynydd Du F S 01:13:25  
78 60 Samantha Toop Army F S 01:13:39  
31 61 Duncan Innes BOK M 40 01:13:45  
20 62 Phoebe Pender Aberwystwyth AC F S 01:13:53  
3 63 John Willams Springfield Striders M 50 01:13:54  
53 64 Paul Haemej   M 40 01:14:35  
71 65 Ellie Salisbury Eryri F 40 01:14:36  
21 66 Cheryl Hughes Aberwystwyth AC F S 01:14:41  
61 67 Tom Davies Croft Ambrey M 60 01:15:09  
26 68 Caroline Dallimore MDC F 50 01:15:12  
30 69 Christine Farr BOK F S 01:15:24  
72 70 Adrian Moir MDC M 40 01:15:41  
62 71 Jodie Broad Wye Valley runners F S 01:16:25  
58 72 Dick Finch MDC M 60 01:17:48  
80 73 Nick Quinn   M S 01:17:53  
81 74 Ross Owen   M S 01:18:02  
52 75 James Hobbs   M 40 01:18:12  
51 76 Peter Evans   M 60 01:19:38  
8 77 Caryl Davies Sarn Helen F S 01:19:55  
54 78 Kate Hovers Brecon F 50 01:20:46  
41 79 Rob Brown Chepstow Harriers M 60 01:22:51  
36 80 Julie Suff Hereford Couriers F S 01:28:46  
40 81 Les Pugh MDC M 60 01:34:57  
82 82 Dave Gilbet MDC M 60 01:34:57  
55 83 Richard Broad   M 60 01:36:15  
76   Sharon Woods Mynydd Du F 50 DNF