Ian Doyle’s Snowdon Adventure

In preparation for the Lancaster Marathon in September, Ian Doyle donned his LPS club vest on Saturday to compete in the 43rd Jewson
International Snowdon Race. The race is a ten-mile category ‘A’ fell raceĀ in Wales, from Llanberis to the Peak of Mount Snowdon.
Contestants must make the five miles up the Llanberis Path to the summit (1,085 metres above sea level) and return down.

When he last run the race back in 2007 he made it up to the summit in 1 hour and 5 minutes but this year he was 20 minutes slower. Leaving
the summit he was hoping he could be back down to the finish within 2 hours but a fall about three quarters of the way back down meant he was
left a little shaken and had to settle for 2 hours 12 minutes and 47 seconds (just over 30 minutes slower than his last race time). The race was won by an Italian in 1 hour 6 minutes and 41 seconds.

Overall he was happy with his time this year and is looking forward to doing it all over again next year.

an Doyle on the long decent from the summit of Snowdon

Ian Doyle on the long decent from the summit of Snowdon

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