2018 Results and report below...
Ras y Gader, the Cader Idris mountain race, one of the toughest fell races in Wales, and viewed by many as a classic "must do" race in the calendar.
The event starts and finishes in the market town of Dolgellau, at sea level, and climbs almost 3000ft to the summit of Pen y Gader itself. One of the real challenges of the race is the constantly changing terrain, switching from steep metalled roads to flat tracks behind Gwernan lake, pitched steps up the Pony Path, and picking your way among the boulder fields on the final ascent........and then you've got to do it all in reverse!
The key to success is avoiding cramp with the changing surfaces and gradients on the way back to town.
The atmosphere at the finish line, for those who successfully complete the course, with cheering crowds will long remain in the memory.
A series of junior races are run throughout the day on minor roads closed to traffic.
Finishers medals are awarded to all junior race entrants.
Entry for all of the junior races is on the day only.
2018 sponsors of the Main race were: Robinsons Brewery, Royal Ship Hotel, Dolgellau
2018 sponsors of the Junior race were: JGS Electricals.
Congratulations to everyone who ran, although it was a gorgeous day the heat made it pretty tough going. Brilliant turn out for the junior races, close to 200 kids with all the age groups. Huge thanks to the 50 volunteers who marshalled, and the mountain rescue team for their hard work and support. Enjoy the recovery now and we will see you again next year. Diolch yn fawr iawn.
Thank you to the race sponsors Robinsons Brewery Royal Ship Hotel, Dolgellau
Full report to follow.
Winner Andrew Davies, Stockport Harriers AC in 1:29:17.
First Woman Helen Brown, Mynydd du runners in 1:52:40.
Well done to one and all. Any names errors please get in touch and we will amend them.