36th Snowdon International Race Saturday 23rd July, 2pm.
One of Europe’s toughest endurance challenges, the 10-mile race involves running from the edge of Lake Padarn in the village of Llanberis to the highest summit in Wales and England and back down.
Snowdon, at an altitude of 1,085 metres (3,560 ft), has been described as “probably the busiest mountain in Britain”. It is designated as a national nature reserve for its rare flora and fauna.
We wish the best of luck to Mayo AC’s Robert Malseed, and Roger Barrett (Ballina AC) who are joined on the Irish Men’s team by Tom Hogan and Stephen Cleary.
The Women’s Team is Aoife Joyce, Lucy Darcy, and Emma Donlon.
Last year the men’s winner completed the race in 68 min (to the summit in 44) while the first woman finished in 82 min. There were 400 finishers. .