Ras Dewi Sant 2021 – Round 1

Out of the Mist, Physical and metaphorically

Now the September 2021 version of the Ras Dewi Sant, might have been a modest affair. But for us it was another milestone and another event up and running.

However some things will always be the same, such as, the weather was yet again another talking point!

It was warm, it was windless, but quite fitting the morning started with heavy mist and poor visibility, but as the day went on the mist raised to uncover the spectacular sights of the St Davids peninsular.

A little bit like what the past 18 months has felt like!

The event itself passed without incident, which is always a bonus and the competitors were all so “nice” like they were just glad to be there and enjoy the run for what it is.

Saying that, Fraser Watson, wasn’t leaving anything for Chance on the 10K. Back in 2019 after what we can best describe as a misunderstanding at the start line! he finished that event in 2nd place. I mean he was that disappointed I have been waiting for him to use his journalistic clout to destroy us!

However it’s good to see he chose the righteous path, “Suck it up and come back to lay the demons to rest” 42 mins on that course is not a bad effort!

Mean while taking first place on the Half Marathon, We had Lieutenant Colonel Chris Fogarty, MBE and soon to be heading off to the Bunker Rooms in The Pentagon in the good old US of A, To commence a new role at the high end of keeping the world safe. Now that is an impressive CV, but one day Chris can look back and think – “I won the RDS Half” and I hope his trophy takes pride and place in his new Pentagon office.

And one day he can stand in a briefing, when times are hard and there is an imminent treat to the safety of the world and he can start by saying, ” This reminds me of the time I had to dig deep to win the Ras Dewi Sant Half”

Whilst Menna Davies saw off the rest of the female competitors to be the first lady home. So well done. And coming from Crymych Menna probably thought the course was flat!

The Marathon ended in an exciting finale, after 26.2 gruelling miles and some leg sapping coastal climbs, It saw the man from Spittal,  Darren Thomas and former North Pembrokeshire boy Chris Murphy, have a sprint finish. The story I have been told is Chris was struggling on the path and Darren slowed down to stay with him, then on the road the opposite happened (Or this could in fact be opposite!) Then as they approached the finish line, Darren said “lets race” and a 50m sprint finish saw DT beat Chris by 2 seconds! after 26.2 miles and 4hrs and it comes down to 2 seconds!!!

But as this was all going on (St Davids/Solva/H,West) girl Sarah Crisp was romping home to take the first lady trophy to go with her previous age grouper award.

But as always a massive thanks to all who rocked up and ran it, it was much appreciated, we hope you enjoyed it. But our final, final thought goes to the last man home on the marathon and therefore the day, on 7hrs was Raymond Hassler. 7hrs for the Marathon is respectful and on a full entry course there will be those pushing 8hrs. But Ray showed that age is no boundary at 70 years old. I won’t do him a disservice by saying I hope I can do that at 70, because right now I can’t even do it!

Date: Sat, 25 Sep 2021 Event: Ras Dewi Sant 10K Sept 25th
Pos Gender pos First names Last name       Time
1 1 Fraser Watson 42.51
2 2 Wyn Williams 01:00:15
3 1 Jennie Welton 01:06:16
4 2 Bethan Phillips 01:13:00
5 3 Elizabeth Lewis 01:13:30
6 4 Tracy Thomas 01:22:25
6 4 Irene Davies 01:22:25
8 6 Miranda Bowen 01:22:41

 

Date: Sat, 25 Sep 2021 Event: Ras Dewi Sant Half 25th Sept
Pos Gender Pos Name Surname Gender Age Time
1 1 Chris Foggarty Male 01:43:03
2 2 Tom Wilks Male 01:49:05
3 3 Andy Holcroft Male 01:54:01
4 4 Craig Thomas Male 01:55:20
5 5 Dan Swift Male 01:56:10
6 6 Jonathan Lewtas Male 33 02:04:29
7 7 Aidan Barnard Male 02:04:50
8 8 Tom Bourton Male 44 02:09:50
9 9 Willaim Goodwin Male 29 02:10:25
10 10 Ben Palmer Male 28 02:14:45
11 11 Gareth Renault Male 36 02:15:00
12 12 Fred Hayward Male 02:17:00
13 13 Chris Isles Male 02:19:05
14 14 John Addams-Williams Male 47 02:23:25
15 15 Jake Gotham Male 47 02:26:00
16 16 Greg Tucker Male 38 02:27:20
17 17 Nigel Parlor Male 47 02:28:10
18 18 Andrew Davies Male 40 02:31:05
19 1 Menna Davies Female 43 02:33:30
20 19 Colin Tucker Male 02:37:50
21 2 Ceire Merrison Female 02:46:02
22 20 Quentin Holt Male 57 02:48:29
23 3 Becky Dilks Female 02:49:19
24 4 Anna Helsing Female 58 02:50:00
24 5 Emma Jarrett Female 02:50:04
26 6 Gillian Jones Female 62 03:04:00
26 6 Margaret Goodwin Female 58 03:04:00
28 8 Tara Holt Female 52 03:06:30
29 9 Lucy Jones Female 54 03:15:30
30 10 Elaine Davies Female 03:45:55
30 10 Maria Harries Female 52 03:45:55
32 21 Matthew Thomson Male 58 04:18:00

 

Ras Dewi Sant – Marathon 25th Sept 2021

Pos Gender Pos First names Last name Gender Age Number TIME
1 1 Darren Thomas Male 47 36 03:55:00
2 2 Christopher Murphy Male 52 28 03:55:02
3 3 Timothy Mills Male 27 34 04:11:00
4 4 Geraint Ellis Male 39 31 04:15:00
5 5 Jonny Sable Male 37 33 04:38:22
6 6 Matt Bourne Male 49 40 04:59:00
7 1 Sara Crisp Female 53 27 05:00:03
8 7 Lenny Hughes Male 65 25 05:06:20
9 8 John walton Male 52 24 05:08:00
10 9 Jonny Williams Male 33 3 05:14:03
11 10 Graham Foster Male 58 26 05:28:27
12 11 Marc Rose Male 36 32 05:31:25
13 12 Carlton Coates Male 58 29 05:35:04
13 12 Will Lewis Male 45 30 05:35:04
15 14 John Rees Male 30 39 06:19:17
15 2 Linzi Williams Female 35 38 06:19:17
17 15 Rhodri Jones Male 31 37 06:33:30
18 16 raymond hasler 70 35 07:00:00

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