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    Welsh Classic -1st,2nd May

    Good Luck to Chris Reade and Duncan Elliot - hope the wind is a whisper and the bogs are all dry
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    Unhappy Re: Welsh Classic -1st,2nd May

    Quote Originally Posted by wynn View Post
    Good Luck to Chris Reade and Duncan Elliot - hope the wind is a whisper and the bogs are all dry
    Good luck Chris and Duncan. I wish I was there.
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    Re: Welsh Classic -1st,2nd May

    Any news on Chris and Dunc's attempt?

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    Re: Welsh Classic -1st,2nd May

    Don't think Duncan got around, but Chris did in a very good time, something like just under 21:30, not sure but was told by one of the support crew.

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    Re: Welsh Classic -1st,2nd May

    Chris got round in 21:26 looking as fresh as he started.

    Duncan abandoned after hitting some bad weather over the Snowdon leg, rocks were covered in hailstones, allegedlly one of his supporters had never worn so many clothes while out running yet was still freezing!
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    Re: Welsh Classic -1st,2nd May

    Chris did it in a mighty impressive 21h 26 mins in the best of the weather, finishing at 20 :26 at Pont cae’r-gors on Saturday night. Congratulations Chris.
    Duncan started from Capel at 10am on Saturday, and got hit by hail and driving rain early on Sunday Morning on the Snowdon section. He wasn’t feeling his best and this weather made it impossible for him to ccontinue anyway. Bad luck Duncan. Keep trying; the weather has to be kind to you at some point.

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    Re: Welsh Classic -1st,2nd May

    You beat me to it Bill.
    Last edited by Alan Lucker; 04-05-2009 at 10:08 AM.
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    Re: Welsh Classic -1st,2nd May

    Well done Ali Welsh for completing the Paddy Buckley round in sometimes testing weather conditions.
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    Re: Welsh Classic -1st,2nd May

    Great run, he just kept so positive throughout. How was the last leg? The weather looked to improve a bit but racers at Eilio said it was awful on the ridge.

    I think he had everything bar snow, big winds, very thick cloud, rain, sun. The first leg we had cloud froma round 1000ft up and only really dropped out of it just above the forest.

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    Re: Welsh Classic -1st,2nd May

    Was he comming into Pont Cae'r-gors at about 8.15 on Friday night - came down from Rhyd Ddu and there seemed to be a number of cars/vans around and wondered if someone was out - a wild night!
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