Defending champion Simon Roberts threw down a challenge to race leader Chris Cope with an impressive Day Four performance in the Montane Dragon’s Back Race.
Roberts fastest on Day Four
The Welshman recorded the fastest time of the day of 7:41:49 clawing back 30 minutes on long-time race leader Chris Cope who finished third on the day with a time of 8:11:48. James Nobles was second on the day with 08:07:00.
In the women’s race Lisa Watson’s dominance continued as she extended her overall lead to more than eight hours with a time of 8:13:37, fourth fastest overall on the day and a time that moved her into eighth place overall.
Bridget Glaister was second women home on the day (10:18:49) and Victoria Morris third (11:10:11)
Standings after Day Four
Men: 1 C Cope (32:54:12), 2 S Roberts (33:57:37) 3 J Nobles (34:15:10).
Women: 1 L Watson (36:26:19) 2 B Glaister (45:13:23) 3 V Morris (45:53:02)
Day five sees the runners covering 43.5 miles ascending 3,200m including the six main peaks of the Brecon Beacons before the final overnight camp near Talybont Reservoir.