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Jewson International Snowdon Race inc WMRA World Cup

The Jewson International Snowdon Race is one of Europe’s toughest endurance challenges, the 10-mile race involves running from the edge of Lake Padarn in the village of Llanberis to the highest summit in Wales and England and back down.

The races incorporate an International match between Italy, England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales and the 2019 race will be incorporated in the WMRA World Cup for the first time.

On leaving the starting area, the runners follow the A4086 towards Capel Curig and turn right opposite the Royal Victoria Hotel. Continue over the cattle grid and up the tarmac road and then join the main Llanberis to Snowdon footpath.

General information

  • Numbers must be worn as issued on the front of the VEST
  • Number NOT to be worn on shorts.
  • NO CUTTING OFF THE sponsorship details.
  • All runners keep to the left up and down
  • NO SWAPPING number without notifying the entries secretary
  • Competitors may be disqualified if any of the above is not properly displayed
  • Competitors are expected to take primary responsibility for his / her own safety during the race.

UPHILL RUNNERS MUST GIVE WAY TO DOWNHILL RUNNERS.

2018 Results can be found here

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2018 Race Report

Bronwen Jenkinson became the first Welsh winner of the women’s International Snowdon Race for nearly 30 years on Saturday.

The local girl from Eryri Harriers etched her mark in to the history of the popular Mountain Race described as one of the toughest in Europe, winning the 43rd edition of the race over the highest peak in England and Wales.

Angela Carson was the last Welsh winner of the women’s race back in 1989 but Jenkinson who made her senior International debut finishing 12th at the European Championships last month had targeted a win in Llanberis.

Jenkinson had built a lead of over two minutes by the summit at the five mile point which was covered in cloud but with conditions calm and relatively dry.

Soon after the race turns and descends back along the same path dropping quickly and winding back down to the finish in the town described as ‘Wales’ outdoor capital’.

Martha Grant was the next lady home competing for Scotland but is based in Snowdonia and a club mate of Jenkinson’s at Eryri Harriers. Grant descended quickly but was unable to make too much impact on Jenkinson’s healthy lead, settling for second.

Sophie Noon from Cumberland Fell Runners was third leading her England team home but it was Grant’s Scotland team that scraped victory over England.

A delighted Jenkinson spoke following her victory saying; ‘I’m really happy to have won the Snowdon Race, it’s one of my favourite races’.

‘Since I was quite young I had really wanted to win this race because I live really close in Waunfawr. My next race is the trial for the world championships in two week’s time’.

Englishman Chris Smith had hoped to repeat his win in Snowdon from two years ago. The Londoner  built a 40 second lead at the summit over countryman Chris Holdsworth.

However despite being in third place at the turn-around point, Italy’s Alberto Vender came through the field on the descent, and was the first man back to Llanberis in 66:41. His victory meant that Vender became Italy’s fourth winner here since 2014 and ensured that team victory belonged to the Italian men.

Holdsworth overcame Smith and Welshman Rob Samuel to take second and with Llanberis man Samuel scoring a first podium finish at the race in third.

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