Saturday, 25 May 2013

Cader, Gadair, Gader or Cadair?



Ras y Gader/ Cader Idris Mountain Race
18/5/13

Whatever you call it, this is a Classic, Welsh, mountain race. Not the most scenic route, up the iconic Cader Idris but the rest of the ingredients, made it a great day out.

Starting off with a circling Red kite, greeting me at the border of Meirionnydd. Ok I will cut the poetic bollox, the kite was completely indifferent to me but hey, it was a treat to see it all the same.

The rest of the ingredients, in no particular order;

Batala Bermo  Brazillian, Samba, Reggae, drumming band from Barmouth. Doing there thing at the start line.

Catching up with Lightning. Always a pleasure

Great support  and atmosphere provided by the good people and businesses of Dolgellau.

Catching up with Johnny B and Andy. Fantastic result Johnny. I am not worthy.

A spot prize of a Welsh Dragon Buff. Woo hoo. Not sure If being an Englishman, I am allowed to wear this.

Bara brith (Welsh Fruit-bread) and a cuppa.

Seeing the fast guys and girls, blasting back downhill.



Up!

Up!



Up


And more up


1st Lady Lauren Jeska, Flying








Still smiling

Photos of #34 by Alastair Tye and Graham Spencer

Many thanks to all who made it happen.
See you next year