/ Finlay Wild Welsh 3000ers record!
I believe Finlay Wild has just run the Welsh 3000ers in 4hrs 10m 48s.
For those of you in Strava, just search for Finlay Wild.
That's stood for a long time.
I’m amazed that record has stood for so long.
The gauntlet has been thrown down.
Did he do it Snowdon to Foel Fras or the other way round?
Have to start on Snowdon if going for the record
Snowdon is 1085m, Foel fras 942m.
You run it that way so that it's all downhill! (On average)
Amazing. Did Donnelly go direct on Pen yr Ole Wen? The film suggests not. Interesting to see Fin’s segment for that - 31:12 from the A5!
Great news that someone has taken on the record at last, a bit like the BG record (Blands) it stood for so long nobody had a crack at it.
Well done Finlay, hopefully it won't be another 30 years before it advances again.
I’m not sure but the film showed a different route of Crib Goch too.
awesome if this is true, Cd believed it would be broken because he slowed a lot.
Not sure, but the film was not recorded during his record run, but afterwards over the course of a week: https://heightsofmadness.com/2018/06/10/hit-the-thing-hard/
> For those of you in Strava, just search for Finlay Wild.
The activity has been flagged??
> The activity has been flagged??
Ah, sorry, I've just had a closer look in Strava and I can see what you mean - the activity has been flagged as per this article: https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/articles/216917647-What-is-the-Flag-feature-
When we walked the route Strava logged it as 43km. His log shows just over 35km. The route down from CG was different but can't imagine that would shave 7km off.
Amazing feat none the less.
Somebody somewhere will be planning and training for a sub 4 now..
Looks like he did the Horseshoe and set a record for that too, the day before!
> When we walked the route Strava logged it as 43km. His log shows just over 35km. The route down from CG was different but can't imagine that would shave 7km off
Not sure if you counted ascent of Snowdon or walk off afterwards, but 35k is the usual summit to summit distance (21.5 miles quoted in the 1997 Clayton and Turnbull book).
Looking at the Strava blog post he seems to have done Donnelly's CG descent, back tracking from the (true) summit on the ridge to Bwlch coch and down into Cwm uchaf, (rather than continuing over CG to the North Ridge descent).
We logged it from Snowdon summit to the final summit. I thought we'd done the usual route. We descended down the North ridge of CG. After Tryfan though we turned right on the A5 and ascended Pen yr Ole Wen up it's right hand route/scramble.
We followed the traditional route from this website..
Obviously the longer route explains why we took 19 hours ;)
I wonder if he had any pacers, I'm presuming not? Solo unsupported I guess with maybe some food, water drops at the road crossings?
We shall hear in due course.
"Road support (gels and water) at Nant Peris and near Idwal Cottage" according to his instagram.
I've (slowly) done both the 3000s and horseshoe fairly recently. Both old records were stunning. Chin truly on floor now
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