Running7:45:45  55.0 km (8:28 / km) +4028m6:12 / km
V3K. Great to be back after two years and just such a good feeling to be able to run competitively on a route like this again.
A great route and pretty good conditions in spite of the thick mist that clung to the summits for most of the day. I had to work hard for the win, particularly as a rogue marshal sent the entire field behind me on a shortcut off Glyder Fach.
I struggled more on Crib Gogh than last time as it was a lot wetter and greasier, but I survived the third main climb up from Ogwyn better this time around and had plenty of run left in my legs once up on the Carneddau plateau. The descent to Hendre Hall went on forever and I was very glad not to be in a race for the line by then.
This is a fantastic event and the it must be the most improbable Skyrace in the calendar. A hippy party venue in an old stables for the race HQ and afterparty, organic quinoa in the race packs, a vegan banquet into the evening on race day and lots of vegan chocolate for the prizes. It manages to be low key, chilled out and slick at the same time, which is no mean feat. I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone!