Penmaenmawr Fell Race
Well,after four years of trying, we finally made the race,although it was in doubt until the last moment when I had a back spasm getting out of bed on Saturday morning, race day.
Lisa’s mum drove us the short distance up the valley to the race start in the hamlet of Capelulo. It was an uphill start which lasted for around 40mins ,then it levelled out at Penmaenmawr quarry,dropping down to a mile or so of running through bogs. A lovely,clear morning we were afforded fine views of Conwy Bay and Anglesey.
Indeed Anglesey is the only place we saw en-route that I can actually pronounce ! See fluent Welsh language speaker Lisa for the rest of ’em .Foel Lus,Cerrig Gwynion,Cefn Coch. yes exactly !
What I can manage to pronounce however is ‘ steep donkey track’ and that is what the last half mile to the finish was. Please don’t let me stumble here and make an ass of myself on the donkey track.
The race was ten and a half mile, B category,tough without being too extreme for Lisa’s fell racing debut, and we finished it in 2hrs 09mins
Oh by the way,Lisa’s mum had recorded the Snowdonia Marathon for us to watch on the Friday evening and yes Andy we did see you ! and also a very fleeting glimpse of Richard too.