FKT: Peter Ryder - Glamorgan 500s Round (United Kingdom) - 2020-05-31

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4h 54m 7s

Glamorgan 500s Round FKT - local round long forgotten but unearthed by Ryder senior. Originally devised and run by MDC club members Martin Lucas, Derek Thornley, Joe Baldry and Chas Ryder on 9th Oct 1988 (5:57:58). 50k circuit taking in all 14 summits over 500m in the old county of Glamorgan. Fulfilling the current need to stay local and pose a serious challenge I thought I’d give it a go. Great underfoot conditions but after 3 hours of running with the sun giving no mercy its was truly a slog. Very happy to set a new fastest known time - 4:54:07.

NB. Solo & self supported

Order of summits visited:

Summit 1 - Craig-y-Bwlch (515m)

Summit 2 - Mynydd Bwllfa (510m)

Summit 3- Y Garn Pica (516m)

Summit 4 - Mynydd Ton (535m)

Summit 5 - Craig Ogwr (520m+)

Summit 6 - Werfa (568m)

Summit 7- Mynydd Caerau (555m)

Summit 8 - Graig-Fawr (550m+)

Summit 9 - Mynydd Blaengwynfi (528m)

Summit 10 - Mynydd Ynyscowrrg (502m)

Summit 11 - Carn-y-wiwer (520m)

Summit 12 - Panwaun Pen-y-Coetgae (534m)

Summit 13 - Mynydd Pen-y-Cae (573m)

Summit 14 - Craig y Llyn (600m)