Saturday, 31 December 2016

Nos Galan Road Races

On New Year's Eve, Grantham Running Club's Andrew Pask competed in the prestigious Nos Galan Races in Mountain Ash, South Wales. The event which commemorates the life of legendary runner Guto Nyth BrĂ¢n who died tragically during a race in 1737 draws athletes from across the UK and 12,000 supporters to the streets. Each year excitement builds for the arrival of a mystery runner whose always a famous person from the world of sport. This year was no disappointment with Wales football manager Chris Coleman given the honour. After the children's races, torch lighting ceremony and fireworks Andrew Pask in the elite race was anxious to get the 19:00 race underway. In a national standard field, Andrew finished the three lap 5k race in 135th with a PB time of 19:52. Speaking after the race he said 'I've never been in such a high quality race as Nos Galan and it was a real privilege to share the same start as the elites, the top ten all ran sub 15mins. My aim was sub 20mins so I was happy with my time. It was nice to sit back and enjoy the mass race which started just after I'd finished. It was a memorable New Year's Eve for sure.'

Position Time Name
Grading AG Ranking
135 19:52 Andrew Pask
66.34%       N/A

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