Sunday 15th July saw nearly 2,000 runners pitch up in Llanberis for the 4 th Edition of the brilliant Scott Snowdonia Trail Marathon. A weekend of fun with races over four distances, based in the stunning Snowdonia National Park.
With athletes now coming to Wales from almost 40 countries to race the Scott Snowdonia Trail
marathon, it is clear the event has become ‘a true classic’. With clear skies and a cool breeze
the weather was perfect for running, and with this brilliant weather new records were set in
Marathon runners took in the sights of Maesgwm, Rhyd Ddu, Beddgelert and Nant Gwynant
before ascending Snowdon via the Pyg Track to the Finger Stone, where they met the Half
Marathon to descend the Llanberis Path to the finish line. After some close racing, both the
Men’s Marathon and Men’s Half Records were broken; with Notts AC’s Ben Livesey taking the
Half to 1.49.24 and Jack Oats the Full to 3.37.53.
10km runners took an abridged version of the course through the foothills of Snowdon before
attacking a grueling ascent through Padarn Country Park and Dinorwig Quarry, proving this
really is a seriously challenging shorter race. Hannah Jones of Betsi Runaways shaved a cool
06.08 off the Women’s 10k record, to take it down to 50.56 and reclaim her title from 2016.
Joining the three race distances for 2018 was the brand new Ultra Marathon! The mighty 60km
route took in an extra 3,000 feet of ascent in the scenic Cwm Pennant, making for a total of
over 7,000 feet! A hard days running, by anyone’s definition.
A spokesman for Always Aim High Events, organisers of the SCOTT Snowdonia Trail Marathon
said: “The 2018 Scott Snowdonia Trail Marathon has been the biggest yet. Selling out at 2500
this race is now a firm fixture in a number of our competitors calendars. It’s great to see people
coming back year on year and bringing their friends to enjoy our fantastic landscape we have
here in Snowdonia.” Adding, “We’d like to thank our event marshals that made the race such
an incredible experience, our race partners and Gwynedd County Council as well as Padarn
Country Park and all the locals”
Entries for the 2019 SCOTT Snowdonia Trail Marathon open on Monday 23rd July and runners
are urged to enter as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Visit alwaysaimhighevents.com now to find out all the information about the 2019 SCOTT
Snowdonia Trail Marathon.
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