Report – Sarah Bland.
Club member Ivan Sarti ran in the Gower Ultra on Saturday, a 34 mile race around the Gower Peninsular in South Wales.
Whilst using this as a stepping stone to longer races, he ran brilliantly to come in 8th overall in under 6 hours (but was given a 10 minute time penalty for forgetting to pack a foil blanket, which dropped him one place) and he comfortably won his age group (by a margin of over 2 hours!).
It was a tough race with very slippery conditions, so he finished with bruises as well as tired muscles but with plenty to be happy about.
There were 4 women in the top 10 in this race and it was won (and the course record smashed) by ultra runner Beth Pascall (4:56.17) who recently finished 4th in the Western States 100 in the USA. Ex World Ironman champion Chrissie Wellington was 2nd in 5:12.54. 102 runners completed the course.