A GWYNEDD athlete has become the first Welsh woman in nearly thirty years to win the female category of the International Snowdon Race.

Around 600 runners took on the 10 mile race on Saturday and Bronwen Jenkinson of Waunfawr became the first Welsh woman to win since 1989.

Bronwen, who is a GB junior international, crossed the finish line with a time of just over one hour and 20 minutes.

Italy's Alberto Vender won the men's race in one hour six minutes and 42 seconds while Rob Samuel, was the first Welshman home just over a minute later as he finished in third place overall.

The race started in Llanberis before some of the best athletes from around the world set off to take on Wales' highest peak in gloomy conditions.

The 43rd edition of the annual race also featured junior and family races.

Organisers say they are planning to move the event to later in the year from 2019 onwards and partly close the footpath during the race, to "avoid large crowds" who gather there.

They added that the event was "so much more than just a race as it helps boost tourism and the local economy in Llanberis and the surrounding area."