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Road Running trio tackled the unusual Pentir 4.5k Trail and obstacle Race.

*Ben Hudson (*above left) with his wife Sarah Ferguson Hudson.

NW Road Running trio tackled the unusual Pentir 4.5k Trail and obstacle race.

Three NW Road Runners competed in the midweek Ras Hwyl Pentir 4.5k Trail Race and fun run last Wednesday night and enjoyed the experience at this slightly unusual but friendly village event.

Described by the organisers as a “fun run on quiet roads and fields from the heart of Pentir,” the race surprisingly attracted 105 finishers, including numerous top club and fell runners, over a short but challenging obstacle course.

Jamie Tharme continued his recovery from injury to finish in 16th place overall in 21 minutes and 1 second, and he was 2nd in his MV40 age cat.

*Jamie Tharme (*above) had a good run at the 4.5k obstacle race.

Endurance athletes Ben and Sarah Ferguson Hudson also ran well with Ben in 18th place, and just six seconds behind Jamie in 21.07, and he claimed 3rd place in the same cat as Jamie, whilst Sarah finished 35th overall, and the 9th female in 23.25 and she was 4th in her F40 age cat, and just missed out on the 3rd age cat spot by a mere two seconds! Jamie later remarked: “An evening trail run, but what an unusual race that was, with trail and stop and start, and having to open about ten gates, over an odd distance. I was the 12th male and 16th overall, but I enjoyed it though.” And Sarah added: “An awesome race, and a great little trail event.” *The race results confirmed that it was a clean sweep by Eryri Harriers for the top three male finishing place, and also for the top two female placings. The overall race winner was Ian Edwards (Eryri Harriers) in 17.02, with Ieuan Belshaw 2nd in 17.56, and Aled Edwards 3rd in 18.37. Gemma Moore was the 1st female finisher in 19.18, with Anna Drinkwater 2nd in 19.27, and Emma Alofs (Cybi Striders) 3rd in 19.44. *This is the link to the provisional results from the Pentir Trail run:

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