Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Ultra Brecon 40 - Winter Edition - Race Report - Sponsored by Craft and GU

Firstly a “Big Thanks” to all of you who came to take part in The Ultra Brecon 40 - Winter Edition. It was a truly stoic performance by all the athletes who were blessed by a mainly fine day. A special thanks to the competitors who assisted an injured runner off the hill thereby losing valuable time; very honorable; we salute you.

The course was slightly tweaked from last year to include more climbing and a little more distance allowing the event to qualify for 2 UTMB points. Nevertheless Hugh Aggleton scorched around the course in an astounding time of 6 hours 39 mins 45 secs! This was some 40 minutes in front of second place Stuart Air with David Ross in third place who managed to stay in front of a chasing Benjamin Moon.

The lead for the ladies race was much tighter. Katie Roby arrived at Checkpoint 3 (16 miles) closely followed by Bonnie Wilgenburg. The battle between the two ladies continued throughout the day with Katie managing to maintain her lead but never building a gap on  Bonnie. Katie won the ladies race in 8 hours 3 mins and 34 secs and was just a couple of minutes ahead of Bonnie at the finish. Natalie Taylor smiling all the way finished third lady.

The Trail Marathon folk ran an identical course to CP 3 before looping back towards Talybont. With some testing conditions underfoot Kevin Knights finished in a fantastic 4 hours 40 mins and 3 secs. Janie Miller had a fine race to finish first lady in 5 hours 46 mins and 45 secs.

A full list of results is available here.

There are some fantastic photographs for you to check out courtesy of Jon from Muen photography. Hi Res copies can be purchased at very sensible prices, take a look here.

A big thank you to all the Landowners, National Parks, National Trust, Forestry Commission, British Waterways and Gwent Outdoor Centre for allowing us to make this crazy day possible & Luffy for feeding everyone over the weekend.

Finally a big thank you to our sponsors Craft, who make some of the very best baselayers money can buy and GU who provided a selection of their Gels to help you all through your Epic day. If you want to take advantage of your goodie bag voucher code click here.

We have a curious collection of kit about the place including a pair of shoes and for some reason a collection of left handed gloves! If you think you have lost something get in touch and we’ll do our best to reunite you.

The 2013 series kicks off on March 23rd with 33 miles of the gorgeous Black Mountains. We are holding the entry fee for the third year running. We are already over 70% full so don't hang around too long if you want to be on the start line.

Have a great Xmas and New Year and hope to see you sometime in 2013.

The Might Contain Nuts Team.