ON Sunday four current and one former Bere Alston Trekkers (BATs) took on the Scott Snowdonia Trail Marathon 2017, which is reputed to be one of the UK’s most challenging trail races.

Ascending 1,685 metres over 26 miles of iconic and spectacular trails, the participants in this epic race circum-navigate Snowdon in an anticlockwise direction before climbing Wales’ highest peak – Snowdon on the Pyg pass.

The incredible route explores the trails, gorgeous panoramic views and tough climbs that make Snowdonia National Park such a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. Visiting Rhyd Ddu, Beddgelert, Nant Gwynant, Pen y Pass and Snowdon, the organisers claim that there surely can’t be a more striking trail marathon route in the UK.

First of the BATs in was Derek Hicks in a time of 7 hours and 7 minutes, followed by Mel Greaves in 7.50.04 and Fran Morgan in 9.12.23 who was accompanied by former BAT Laura Hogan in 9.12.25

All four have described this as the toughest event that they have undertaken!