Report from OAC’s Sarah Fuller:
I’ve just returned from North Wales, which was the location of the fifth running (and my fourth) of the Rab Mountain Marathon.
I’m pleased to report that after 11 hours running over two days, my partner (Kate Boobyer, Pudsey & Bramley) and I were second ladies in our age category (and [I think] 42nd overall out of ~280 teams).
The Rab is one of the more low key mountain marathons and that’s part of it’s appeal. The event is a score format so the aim is to collect as many points as possible in your time limit (six hours day 1 and five on day 2), so people compete in age / sex categories rather that different length courses.
We had a great first day and despite a grim start the weather cleared for the latter part of the day to much relief and a glorious evening!
We were delighted to discover we were joint leaders overnight, and a festival of noodles and tea, and a night’s ‘sleep’ later, we got up and did it all again!
Slightly more average second day for us compared with the eventual winner who ran a blinder of a route but we enjoyed it hugely.
Nonetheless, brilliant event, good weather and dead chuffed to come away with some booty again (Rab supply a very generous prize list!).
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