On Saturday the 1st September, myself and Jon Williams ran in the annual Ben Nevis Race. The aim of the race is pretty simple. Up and down Britains highest mountain as fast as you possible can, and with Ben Nevis standing at 4406 ft this is a fairly daunting task!
The Hay Hill Raiser road race is a challenging 11.3 miles, with great views and a fast downhill section at the end.
Race starts and finishes in Hay at the Doctor's surgery on Forest Road, a 2 minute walk from the HQ at Hay school.
A gradual incline to Fforddlas before climbing on quiet lanes to Hay Bluff.
Following the contours of the mountain the road levels out before the descent back into Hay.
Entries: Affiliated £10, Unaffiliated £12. Entries on the day £12.
Anybody up for this on Saturday?
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Entry forms attached below - Merthyr Website seems to be broken! ROMANRUNForms2012
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