The 8th running of The Hay Hillraiser took place on sunday 18th September. The weather was perfect, the sun was out but by the time the runners arrived at Hay Bluff it was slightly cooler with some cloud cover, but the views were still fantasic. We had hoped by moving the date we would attract a larger field but it was still a small turnout, though the enthusiasm of the runners more than made up for it.
Thank you to Malvern especially who had made a weekend of it and to everyone else that makes this race so special.
Jon Pugh Builth and District RC 1st male in
2nd Male Matt Biggs Dudley Kingswinford 01:14:07 (who also has run all 8 Hill Raisers)
3rd Male Howard Shearing in 01:21:45
Megan Judge Malvern Joggers 1st female place in 01:33:14
2nd female Anne Marie Harris Pontypool 01:37:17
3rd female Emily Priest Malvern Joggers 01:37:17
Again it is in the balance as to whether we organise another Hill Raiser. Thank you to all those who have taken part over the years and to all the Hay Hotfooters who gave up their Sunday to help out. As always fantastic organisation and friendly atmosphere.