Ultra-distance athlete Ifan Lloyd struck gold at the British Masters 30k Trail Running Championships at Gravesend.

*Pictured on the podium with their championship medals - Ultra-distance athlete Ifan Lloyd (*above centre), in the orange t-shirt with Swansea Harrier David Warren from Cardigan (*dark t-shirt), and Andrew Noble, from the Southern Counties Vets at Folkestone.

Welsh Master Ifan Lloyd struck gold in the British Masters 30k Trail Running Championships at Gravesend, with David Warren also winning a silver medal.

Report by Don Hale.



Welsh Master and Swansea Harrier Ifan Lloyd was soon back in race action in the UK following his successful adventure in the Comrades Ultra-Marathon in South Africa last month, this time winning a prestigious gold medal in the British Masters Trail Running Championships.
The event was incorporated within the North Downs 30k multi-terrain race at Gravesend in Kent on Sunday 30th June, and the intrepid and experienced ultra-distance athlete collected a gold medal after winning his MV60-64 age category for the third time in four years!
He was closely followed by David Warren from Cardigan, who won a silver medal in the same cat as Ifan to celebrate a great day for West Wales!
Ifan completed his run in 2 hrs 11 minutes and 32 seconds, with David Warren 2nd in 2.16.22, and Andrew Noble 3rd in 2.19.16.

After the race, Ifan confirmed: “This was a superb run by David given that he is a relative novice over this distance. I was very happy with my own run having not 100% recovered from the Comrades Ultra Marathon in South Africa just a few weeks ago. 
“And a big shout out to the North Downs race organisers for their seamless management of the event. It was well signposted, well marshalled, and who can forget the cake refreshments to replenish depleted bodies at the end of the race."
*Pictured (*right), Ifan Lloyd's gold medal and trophies from winning his MV60-64 age cat at the British Masters Trail Running Champs.

*Read about Ifan Lloyd's exploits in the Comrades Ultra Marathon in South Africa via this link:

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