Race Date: 28th October 2017
The 35th running of the Brooks Snowdonia Marathon Eryri took place on Saturday and once again delivered a sporting event that Wales can be truly proud of.
With a superb demonstration of controlled marathon running Team Bath AC runner Daniel Jones returned to Llanberis to take the men’s title in dominant fashion, whilst Northampton athlete Hayley Munn produced a stunning performance in the women’s race, taking over six minutes off the course record and running to within a minute of the 30 year-old women’s race record.
The weather is always one of the hottest topics at this iconic race and as almost 2500 runners set off in light rain, mist and very little wind by race starter Rupert Moon, conditions were certainly not going to hamper the runners on their 26-miles journey. If the weather wasn’t going to be too much of a factor the route certainly was, and some of the toughest roads and tracks in Snowdonia would once again prove why this classic marathon is considered the UK’s toughest!
Race winner Daniel Jones (Team Bath) finished in 02.36.54 with Hayley Munn (Northampton Road Runners) smashing the womens course record in 02.57.25.
Two Striders were in the 2500 starters, congratulations to them both!
Full Results: Here