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    Brecon Fans Races - 6-7th July 2024

    Hi all fell runners outside Wales... somehow I've failed to get the annual Brecon Fans Races into the FRA calendar this year. So here's a wee reminder: Pen y Fan Race Saturday 6th July, and Fan y Big Race Sunday 7th July. Find out more here https://www.breconfans.org.uk/
    Make a weekend of it!

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    Gonna be spanking weather for it! Enjoy everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheeze View Post
    Gonna be spanking weather for it! Enjoy everyone.
    Not if it's too hot. I did Pen y Fan in 2018 in really hot conditions, and achieved the slowest M60 winner's time since 2007. Someone who saw my condition a little while after I had finished emptied his water bottle over me, which was a great act of mercy. I had wimped out of Fan y Big the previous day, partly due to the heat.
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    My clubmate Julie Emmerson is entered for the longer race (Fan y Big?)

    I wouldn't put it past her to be challenging for a slot on the "Women Winning Outright" thread in a couple of weeks.

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    Exciting - will look out for how she does, and there's certainly a new record to be set as we're running it clockwise for the first time. Can you persuade her to do the double!??

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    Current heatwave looks to be moderating in time for the weekend. Surely someone can have a punt at Anderson's record??

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    Haha - no chance!

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    Hi all, a lovely email in from Keith Anderson, holder of the (IMHO) unbeatable record at Pen y Fan:
    Hi Crispin thanks for your email and great to hear that the race is going strong thanks you and your teams hard work. I would love to come back and have a run ( probably more of a walk these days) around the course. I am in Italy so not this year but I will try for next year....just need to lose some weight and get fitter....maybe this challenge is what I need!
    All the best for race day and good luck to all the runners.
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    Hope it went well...

    Unfortunately my clubmate Julie had covid the weekend before.... she had hoped to still be racing, even if not at 100%, but ultimately didn't feel recovered enough to run.

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    Hi Petal. Was sorting out my fell running archive at weekend and put all my results into one place. Are you missing any Pen Y Fan results from 80's?
    Also found I had kept a copy of the Western Mail when there was a half page pic of the 92 championship race plus article. It's a broadsheet so the pic is huge! As you are now the keeper of the flame, would you be interested in having it for your archive?

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