VETERAN Keith Davis described his 17th Snowdonia Marathon as his best achievement yet in running.

The Evesham race ace enjoyed his first age category victory at the gruelling challenge after stepping up to the 65 and over group.

Davis clocked three hours 57 minutes 39 seconds for 459th overall and he has now completed all 17 efforts in Wales alongside three London Marathons and various events overseas.

The 65-year-old described the Snowdonia run as “the toughest marathon in Great Britain”. He said: “The conditions were the best for several years but it was very cold. It’s my best achievement.”

Davis took up running 32 years ago to keep fit on giving up playing football for Littleton after starting a family.

He has since tackled the Tough Guy competition in Wolverhampton among other challenges but now has a break until the halfmarathons start up in February.