Welsh 1000m is this Saturday...
Perhaps the classic of all Welsh classics takes place on Saturday, the Welsh 1000m, and this one is a beast. The role-call of winners includes fell-legends such as Kenny Stuart, Gavin Bland, Lizzy Hawker and Angela Mudge, amongst others.
A new route in 2011 was brought about after a fifth 1000m peak at Glyder Fawr being discovered last year – making this already tough event even tougher.
After the heat of 2010 and 2011, the weather looks to be the complete opposite and closer to the biblical conditions of 2009 and for the 22 mile race. Starting at AberGwynGregyn on the North Welsh coast, this route visits the five summits now designated over 1000 metres – Carnedd Llewelyn, Carnedd Dafydd, Glyder Fawr, Crib Y Ddysgl and Snowdon. summit of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon).
One notable entrant in the ’5 Peaks’ start list is former 1000m winner Colin Donnelly. The Lochaber runner makes an excursion back to his former stomping ground, and looking at the line-up, his knowledge of the event and his liking for the claggy conditions, he could be in with a shout.
Final race details and news on the 2012 event are now online at the 1000m website.