North West Wales

Snowdon race: Andi Jones wins for fifth time

The 36th International Snowdon Race has been won for the fifth time by Manchester runner Andi Jones.

The race attracted more elite athletes among its 500 competitors as it gained Skyrunner World Series Trail status for the first time.

Jones ran the 16km race from the village of Llanberis to the peak of Snowdon in 1:05:56 - a few minutes short of the 1:02:30 record.

The first Welshman to finish was 35-year-old Phillipe Jones from Aberaeron.

This means runners are able to gain ranking points.

The 10 mile (16km) race sees runners go from Llanberis up to Snowdon's summit and then back down.

Jones said after his victory that he knew he was quick on the road and had "hung on as long as I could and just went for it".

He praised the race, saying: "It's a great, really enjoyable event.

"The people of Llanberis come out, it's so well set up now, it's so well developed."

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