Runners conquer 135-mile ‘Ring of Fire’ challenge
JOSIE Rhisiart and Darren Seeney from Cybi Striders took on the 135.7-mile Ring of Fire race around the coast of Anglesey over the weekend.
Day one sees the runners leave the Breakwater Country Park in Holyhead at 1pm and run 35 miles to Amlwch, the conditions were very windy, but they managed to dodge the showers and completed the leg in 8hrs 23 minutes.
Following a few hours’ sleep they started again at 6am to run the longest leg of the race from Amlwch round to Aberffraw, a total of 65 miles. Conditions weren’t great at the start with torrential rain and strong winds, with conditions improving during the day.
After 18 hours and 17 minutes the duo arrived very tired and aching at Aberffraw, well within the cut-off time.
Day three dawned with much nicer weather, with very little rest and extremely stiff, the pair started again at 6am for the last 35 miles to Holyhead Breakwater Park.
At 3.26pm they finished the epic run and were greeted by huge cheers from family, friends and club members. Total time for the race was 36 hours 08 minutes.
Rhisiart and Seeney are raising money for Bowel Cancer UK and so far have raised over £1,500.
The Striders are a running club based on Anglesey, which was established over 30 years ago, and pride themselves on being a friendly club where everyone is welcome – regardless of ability or experience.
The club have runners who are fast, slow, young, old and all stages in between, meet every Monday and Wednesday.
Visiting runners are welcome.
● Josie Rhisiart and Darren Seeney from Cybi Striders took on the 135.7-mile Ring of Fire race around the coast of Anglesey over the weekend