Results for the Firelighter 2022

Top three overall

Heather Heppenstall
1st place overall
6 hrs 23 mins
Richard Mawdsley
2nd place overall
6 hrs 23 mins
Toby Smith
3rd place overall
6 hrs 46 mins

Top three ladies

Heather Heppenstall
1st place
6 hrs 23 mins
Emma Alofs
2nd place (joint)
6 hrs 48 mins
Sonia Williams
2nd place (joint)
6 hrs 48 mins

Winner - Ring O' Fire 2022 - Heather Heppenstall

Winner - Ring O' Fire 2022 - Heather Heppenstall

Congratulations to all of you!

A huge thank you to all runners for taking up the challenge of running the 35 miles. Each runner can be proud of their achievement. It's an experience with plenty of points to take away and learn from.

Beauty aside, the extreme distance and variable terrain has sealed the race's reputation as one of the most challenging ultra marathons in the British Isles.

Fantastic to see:
Heather Heppenstall take the overall win and first lady.
Two local ladies from Cybi Striders Mon Miles made it home in exactly the same time to finish equal second lady!
The RoF sponsored runner Mohammad Karim Yaqoot, recently relocated from Afghanistan, take on unfamiliar coastal trail and take fourth place overall.

Of 105 registered runners to attempt the Firelighter in 2022, 79 runners started and 41 of those finished, giving a 52% success rate.

The course record still stands with Owen Humphreys at 5 hours and 16 mins in 2021.

Firelighter Results 2022

Position Runner
First Name Last Name Gender TOTAL RACE TIME
133Heather HeppenstallFemale06:23:34
246Richard MawdsleyMale06:23:35
369Toby SmithMale06:46:06
479Mohammad karim yaqootMale06:46:07
5 (joint)2Emma AlofsFemale06:48:45
5 (joint)76Sonia WilliamsFemale06:48:45
77Sean BaxterMale06:52:27
844Claire KivlinFemale07:20:29
913Gary BurtonMale07:22:39
1024Emma EstepFemale07:36:11
1143Rob KennardMale07:36:24
1210Gareth BoydMale07:37:18
1351Jan MuirFemale07:40:58
1427Daniel GoodwinMale07:51:27
155Joshua BarkMale07:54:27
1662Ruth PryceFemale07:56:01
1714James BurtonMale08:09:36
1826Darren GallopMale08:09:52
1937Mark HowarthMale08:11:13
2047Andy MegarrellMale08:11:19
2177Emily WymerFemale08:12:31
2275Lisa WilliamsFemale08:13:51
2338Ffion HughesFemale08:13:53
2425Simon FranksMale08:17:57
2548James MilesMale08:18:59
2642Tecwyn JonesMale08:24:35
2719Sara CuffinFemale08:25:38
289Stephen BlackwellMale08:34:27
2918Owain CraigenMale08:34:28
3073Stephen WigginsMale08:42:20
3156Joshua OxenbouldMale08:55:38
3240Chris JacksonMale08:56:48
3329Cathie HallFemale08:58:31
3457Lynn PaalmanFemale08:59:33
3515Jayne CharnockFemale08:59:57
3635Simon HodgesMale09:06:33
3772Juliane WeymannFemale09:27:08
3811Jane BruntFemale09:29:59
3912Madeleine BruntFemale09:30:01
4071Philippa TysonFemale09:31:59
4128Rebekah GraysonFemale09:54:34

Click here to download a full list of starters.
Click here to view the Firelighter Honours.

What do people say about us?

"James & Team, Thank you for an 'amazing' event. Won't say I loved every minute! but there were so many magic moments, Day 1 sunset on the tops above PorthWen ...Stunning. Day 2 Sunrise @ Trwyn Du.. It went slightly downhill from there till Day 3 : I just had to make Sandy's & my home... The welcome and the bacon butty got me all fired up for the rest of the 'run' with its stunning scenery and fantastic welcome at EVERY Check point, as there was throughout the event. The finish Superb, the beer didn't touch the sides! Thank you all so much 'Team'."
Past Ring O' Fire finisher - DavidWW