Llantysilio Fell Race – Sat March 21st – CANCELLED
Statement from organiser Nick Holmes (on March 17th)
Given the current status of the Cofid-19 outbreak and speaking to a representative of the Llantysilio/Rhewl community this morning, I feel I have no option but to CANCEL the fell race. I have also spoken with Craig Jones (WFRA Chairman), who will be putting out a statement later today.
Up until yesterday afternoon I was planning for this race to go ahead, with various levels of risk mitigation in place.
This is a tough decision, especially as this is a North Wales Championship counter race and I know a lot of people will be disappointed. Given time to plan, I’m sure certain types of races can be planned to go ahead, but this race, planned to the extent it was, is too close to attempt to re-design. In addition I am mindful of the marshals, time keepers, those on registration and the villagers who regularly use the hall.
A photo of the 2019 raw results board can be viewed here.
Set in the picturesque Dee Valley, the race is just over 6 miles in length with 2100ft of ascent. It follows a route up to and along the Llantysilio Mountain ridge, with a final climb up to the highest point which is Moel y Gamelin at 1893ft.
Safety and Equipment
Runners should arrive and be prepared to carry whole body waterproof cover, hat and gloves, whistle. Although the race is well marshalled, and with a ‘sweeper’, much of the race is around 1500ft, climbing to 2000ft. At these altitudes in March, the weather can be extreme. The greatest need for clothing is not for running but when you are forced to stop or slow, and/or require assistance. The race director will specify minimum clothing requirements on the day.
For more details contact our race director Nick Holmes at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Jon Bowie 53’ 53” (2016)
Mel Price 59’ 46” ( 2016)
Tattenhall Runners make a financial donation from the proceeds of the Llantysilio Fell Race, to Keris Jones of Rhewl (whose farmland the race crosses). Keris trained as a special needs teacher and has been visiting Albania and assisting children with the most urgent and tragic of behavioural and physical conditions since 1996.