Monday, 8 June 2009
1000m peaks race
Simon Roberts came 8th overall in the Welsh 1000m peaks race last Saturday (only because there were so many dnfs!) This 22m/8500ft classic - which goes from the coast at Aber over the Carneddau, then traverses the Glyders to finish up Carnedd Ugain and Snowdon - attracted a fair amount of media attention this year, with eight people airlifted to safety (details still sketchy as to the reasons why - weather was more 'unseasonal' than really bad). After also finding himself at the centre of a media frenzy in last year's OMM in the Lakes, Simon E suggests that Simon R should now be avoided by all those seeking to compete in any future long fell race!