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International Snowdon Race 2022: Preview, Registration, Start Time, Location, and More



47th Castell Howell International Snowdon Race

Following a 3-year break because of the pandemic, 600 runners will advance onto the slopes of Wales’ most noteworthy top on Saturday the 16th of July for the 45th Castell Howell International Snowdon Race (47th year starting around 1976)

The Snowdon Race/Ras Yr Wyddfa is a ten-mile endurance race in Gwynedd, from Llanberis to the peak of Snowdon. Contenders should make the five miles up the Llanberis Path to the highest point (1,085 meters or 3,560 feet above sea level) and bring it down back. Entrants should be more than 18 on race day to contend in either the men’s or alternately women’s race.

Expectation during the current year’s event is by and by high, with a portion of the UK’s top athletes removing a portion from Wales, England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

We can likewise expect an international flavor for the end of the week as runners from Italy and the Republic of Ireland will by and by present dangers for the race victory, as all head and rub shoulders with club runners and those simply wanting to finish the 10 arduous miles of this popular mountain in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park.

Yet again in the wake of three monotonous years missing from the yearly TV schedule, the event will be broadcast on earthly TV, with a highlights program produced by Cwmni Da going out on S4C on Sunday 24th July.

The Snowdon International is viewed as one of the best in the world of mountain running, attracts some of the best racers in Europe, and has developed throughout the course of recent a long time to be one on the bucket list of must-dos of simple humans across the world, as finishing the race from Llanberis to the highest point of Snowdon and back is something thousands desire, however just hundreds accomplish.

International Snowdon Race is generally hung on the third Saturday in July in Gwynedd, Wales, and this year, it falls on July 16. It’s 10-mile endurance running contest, beginning from Llanberis to the peak of Snowdon. It’s supposed to be one of Europe’stoughest endurance challenges.

In 1985, Kenny Stuart set the men’s course record at 1:02:29, while in 1993, Carol Greenwood set the women’s course record at 1:12:48. Have you at any point experienced running for 10 miles in the mountains? Non-runners can barely comprehend that it should be exhausting yet satisfying once the runners cross the end line.


Registration for the primary race will be open from 4.30 pm – 8.30 pm on Friday, 15th July at the St Padarn Church. Registration will likewise be open on the morning of the event (July 16th) in a similar location from 09.30 am – 1.30 pm.

Date: 16/07/2022

Location: Llanberis, North Wales

Race Start Time: 2 pm

Men’s Preview

As ever the Welsh teams will be looking to perform well on home soil. Seasoned Welsh international Matthew Roberts leads the way for Wales, having run at this well-known race on various occasions in the red vest. Joining him will be Gavin Roberts and Ben Mitchell, with youthful Eryri Harrier and Tom Wood making up the quartet.

The English team will be major areas of strength as could be expected and they will seek challenges for the individual and team crowns. Yet again both Joe Baxter (8th) and Dan Haworth (13th) ran in the England vest in 2019 and return this year.

Matthew Elkington and Finlay Grant total the English line-up, with junior Grant as one to watch, straight from his bronze medal at the European Championships in the U20 race.

Italy has areas of strength for progress at the event and will be looking to make it three wins in the last four editions of the race, after the wins by Davide Magnini (2017) and Alberto Vender (2018).

This year Luca Merli and Lorenzo Rota Martir travel to Wales to check whether they can add their names to the list of Italian mountain running legends to come out on top in this race.

Scotland is another nation that has tasted Snowdon’s accomplishment throughout the course of recent years with Andrew Douglas winning in 2019. Douglas will not be important for the Scottish line-up this year, but Snowdon regular John Yells has been in great structure in 2022, and Alexander Cheplin, Ross Gollan, and James Taylor complete the Scottish foursome.

Ireland has a rich history of progress at the event, with Zak Hanna taking 4th in 2019 Snowdon standard James Kevan returns alongside Luke McMullan, Aaron Mc Grady, and Leo Mahon.

Finishing the international teams are Northern Ireland, with Adam Cunningham, Jonny Scott, Andrew Tees, and John Marrs making the journey to Wales.

Yet again away from the first-class side of the race, one runner will impact the world forever in 2022. Malcolm Jones from Tremadog ran in the absolute first race in 1976 and has figured out how to finish each race since, an absolutely unimaginable accomplishment.

Hence, Malcolm will be running his 45th Snowdon Race this year and leaves a mark on the world as the main individual to have contended at each event over the most recent 47 years.

Women’s Preview

Yet again the Women’s race at Snowdon 2022 seems to be a mouth-watering prospect as everyone’s eyes could well be on 3-time previous winner Sarah McCormack from the Republic of Ireland and her fight with a portion of the absolute best youthful ability in Europe as of now.

Sarah came out on top in the race in 2019 and gets back to Snowdon straight from contending finally at the end of the week’s European Championships where she completed in 13th spot. Roisin Howley and Alison Armstrong make up the Irish women’s team.

After a brilliant 3rd spot at those European championships, Scout Adkin gets back to the mountain that saw her completion 6th in 2019. Be that as it may, the youthful Scot has been in stellar form in 2022 and should without a doubt be among the top choices to return the title to Scotland.

GB team-mate last end of the week Holly Page additionally runs alongside Kirsty Dickson and Catriona MacDonald, implying that the Scots women will likewise be serious areas of strength for exceptionally the team race.

Italy’s Alice Gaggi is presently third on the world rankings and furthermore partook in the Euros last end of the week, completing in 6th. She is joined by Lorenza Beccaria in the popular Azzuri colors.

Wales once again has a strong team with the in-form Elliw Haf running in Welsh colors again after her 10th place finishes in 2018 and 16th in 2019. Elliw is joined by Eryri partner Lizzie Richardson, Cybi’s Joanne Henderson, and Rhian Probert from Mynydd Du.

The is no doubt that the English women’s team will by and by be trying for the best position on the podium. Hannah Russell and Sharon Taylor ran solid races in La Palma in GB colors at the last end of the week and are joined by the winner of the new uphill-only Twilight race Sara Willhoit, making for an extremely impressive English women’s trio at a race where they have tasted achievement many times throughout the long term.

Martsje Hell, Esther Dickson, Elizabeth Wheeler, and Karalee McBridewill will represent Northern Ireland.

Yet again following a break of three years because of the Coronavirus pandemic race organizer Stephen Edwards is properly anticipating putting on the race in 2022.

Different features of the day will be the customary junior races beginning ten minutes after the principal race at 2.10 pm on Saturday for 10-18 years, where junior Welsh international Noa Vaughan will take on athletes from the CSI Morbegno club in Italy.

The junior races will be supported by the Snowdonia National Park and will be organized by the Byw Iach, Cyngor Gwynedd team. Registration happens from 8.30 am – 1.30 pm at the community center.

The International Snowdon Race will be held in Llanberis on Saturday, 16 July 2022, with the Race beginning at 2 pm.

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