Canolfan Ceiriog Centre


The Ceiriog Canter

Saturday 13th October 2012

The male and female winners for 2012 were Jason Philips, the overall winner with a time of 50.53 minutes and Andrea Rowlands who successfully defended the female record.

The course record is still held by Jon Bowie with a time of 46.44 minutes in the 2011 event.

The weather was extraordinarily beautiful just before and just after the race but for the duration the gallant runners were plagued by torrential rain and hail!! Well done! Despite this challenge many runners still managed to achieve PB's for this course.

Gavin Punchard, head coach of Oakhampton running club in Devon said, "this race had all the qualities of a classic fell race including 1400 feet of ascent with sleet, heavy rain and sunshine making the conditions challenging. An exhilarating descent into the Ceiriog valley ended the race where a very welcome bacon butty and coffee awaited!"

We were particularly pleased with the German representation at the event which approximately accounted for 8% of the runners "dankeschön"!

We would like to thank the marshals for enduring the poor conditions, without too much moaning(!), and for looking after everyone so well. A special thanks goes to the Spa in Glyn Ceiriog and Chirk for their very generous donations towards the prizes. We look forward to seeing you again next year, date soon to follow....