Monday, 23 October 2017

Runner conquers Welsh mountain race

A MAN who grew up in Gallowstree Common scaled 15 mountains for charity.

David Davies, 32, who now lives in London, completed the Vegan Welsh 3,000 in less than 16 hours.

The 55km race, which is part of the Sky Runner Series, takes in all mountains in Wales over 3,000ft and must be completed within 24 hours.

It began at Snowdonia and ended at Foel-fras.

Mr Davies, who works for a telecoms company, was one of 65 out of the 106 starters who completed the race.

He said: “The event was really tough because you are constantly running — you don’t drive between each peak. It wasn’t too bad until the last four miles and then it caught up with me.

“People started to group together so I ended up running with a couple of guys. I think I would have found it difficult to do it alone. I was pleased just to finish to be honest.”

He raised £900 for Shine, a charity that supports people with spina bifida and their families.

To make a donation, visit www.justgiving.com/v3000

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