Socially-distant fell race raises £200 for the Snowdonia Society
The annual Gladstone 9 fell race in Dwygyfylchi went ahead last month under new COVID-compliant measures, raising £200 in support work to protect Snowdonia National Park.
The small-scale, local fell race event took place in the north eastern corner of the Carneddau and was the first come-back event of its type following the lifting of lockdown earlier in the summer. Race organiser Ellie Salisbury said:
“All the hard work and necessary adjustments were more than compensated for by the ubiquitous smiley faces and the very positive feedback from everyone, who all said they were so pleased to be back out racing, but more importantly, that they felt safe at all times.”
Organisers Ellie and Adrian have donated proceeds from their local races every year from 2012. Snowdonia Society Director John Harold said:
“The Snowdonia Society is once again incredibly grateful to Ellie and Adrian for their tireless support of our work. Their fundraising efforts are unstoppable – even during a global pandemic – it’s thanks to the combined efforts of supporters and members like them that we can keep on doing our work.”
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