As coronavirus decimates sport throughout the world it is hoped the 43rd annual Ras Beca in north Pembrokeshire will go ahead as planned.

The race over a gruelling five-mile course in the Preseli Hills is scheduled to be held on Saturday, August 24, and in addition to the main event there is a one mile Mochyn Du race for children.

First held in 1977 it commemorates the 19th century Rebecca Riots when farmworkers disguised as women smashed toll gates throughout the country.

The course record of 32 minutes five seconds was set in 1995 by former St Dogmaels world triathlete Aled Rees and no-one has come near to lowering the time.

A Ras Beca source said: “It is five months before the race and we hope everything will be OK by then.”