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The Snowdon Race (Ras yr Wyddfa) has to be one of Europe’s toughest endurance challenges. Runners take on the ten mile annual race starting from the edge of Llyn Padarn in Llanberis up to the top of Snowdon and back again. First held in 1976 it’s been a mainstay on the local calendar ever since.

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If you’ve ever walked up Snowdon you’ll know it typically takes around six hours to reach the summit and back down again. The current race record is held by Kenny Stuart who back in 1985 achieved an gobsmacking time of 1 hour 2 minutes and 29 seconds! The fastest woman is Carol Greenwood with an equally amazing time of 1 hour 12 minutes and 48 seconds.

Find out more about the Snowdon Race and how to enter at