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SarahCrunning - 31/08/2017 00:16:12
   
Ring O' Fire
Around 150 runners have a big challenge ahead of them in Wales this weekend. At 10am on Friday 1st September they will begin a 135 mile circumnavigation of the Isle of Anglesey over three days. Last year, 120 runners entered, 79 made the start line and 36 finished the race. This is clearly a tough event and the terrain of the Anglesey Coastal Path includes sand, shingle, cliff tops, rocky coves, fields, forest trails and villages. It is set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Snowdonia mountain range and 90% of the route is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The distances are split across the three days with a total time limit of 40.5 hours:

Day 1 - 35.7 miles (10 hour cut-off)
Day 2 - 65.9 miles (20 hour cut-off)
Day 3 - 33.4 miles (10.5 hour cut-off)

Last year's winners were William Lloyd (24 hours 56 minutes) and Helen Legget (32 hours 16 minutes). Good luck if you are running this year - the scenery looks well worth the challenges involved. If you have completed this race before, then please share any tips that would help other runners.

Sarah Cooke

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SarahCrunning - 02/09/2017 00:13:20
   
RE:Ring O' Fire
Day 1 is complete and 82 out of 87 starters made it to their base for the night. These are the top 3 men and women at the end of day 1:

Simon Sikora 5:39:31
Tim Dickinson 5:42:26
Brendan Guy O'Boyle 5:44:27

Sally Ford 6:19:29
Lowri Morgan 6:41:41
April Kane 6:54:51

Tomorrow is the longest day and there is plenty of opportunity in 65.9 miles for the leaderboard to change. The men are particularly tight at the top so it should be an interesting race.
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SarahCrunning - 02/09/2017 20:51:41
   
RE:Ring O' Fire
The results are available for the first 10 runners to complete day 2 - many others will still be on their feet. Simon Sikora and Sally Ford were first man and woman for the second day running. Scott Smith and Paul Nelson are currently second and third men based on cumulative times. Good luck tomorrow everyone!
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SarahCrunning - 03/09/2017 22:07:20
   
RE:Ring O' Fire
All runners are accounted for and it has been a successful day 3. On Friday, 87 runners started the race and 82 completed day 1. Only 53 of those 82 were able to complete day 2 within the cut-off. Of the remaining 53, 51 have successfully completed the race - a completion rate of 59% which is higher than last year's race.

Simon Sikora and Sally Ford were strong throughout and opened up significant leads over the other competitors. Their winning times are considerably faster than those of last year's winners. These are the podium finishers and cumulative times:

MEN

1. Simon Sikora 23:15:04
2. Scott Smith 24:39:01
3. Paul Nelson 25:26:12

WOMEN

1. Sally Ford 26:37:06
2. Fiona Lynch 29:01:05
3. April Kane 32:13:01

Well done to everyone who ran. If you took part then we would love to read your review of the race: https://www.runultra.co.uk/Events/Ring-O-Fire#reviewSection

Sarah Cooke

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