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The winners of the 2014 champs and rules and list of events for the 2015 champs are HERE
Training groups meet on the Longmynd and on the Wrekin on Thursday nights. The venue for the Longmynd group is posted on here each week, the Wrekin group meets at the gate at the bottom of the main path at Forest Glen at 19:15. There is an informal social run on a Tuesday night from Church Stretton (Little Stretton first Tuesday of the month) - info HERE.
We have our own mini-Paddy Buckley (takes 3-6 hours)! For info on the Gill Harris Long Mynd Tops Challenge Click Here. The records were updated 20/01/2013, click here to see details of completed rounds.
Please send results to email@example.com, preferably as a spreadsheet, they will then be posted on this site.
When filling an entry form for a race can you make sure your name is written very clearly in exactly the same way for every race (e.g. always Andy and not sometimes Andrew). Mistakes hard to correct afterwards as the results information is published in many places (often within hours of the race finishing).
Results so far in the summer series are available here.
The final round is the Ragleth on 26th August.
We have three spare entries going begging if anyone can use them. Please contact me in the first instance (07790 938447). Another V50+ would be awesome so we have a full team in every category. Transport can be arranged! If we can't fill the spaces I'd like to let the RO know about withdrawals myself because we begged a couple of extras a month or two ago.
The teams at the mo are as follows:
Ladies - Emma, Eloise, Lucy (40), Mel (40) and Sue (40)
Men - David (50), Dom, Ian (50), Paul (40), Pete (40), Simon B, Tim (40), Virgil (40), Will
Results for last nights Stiperstones fell race are available here. Note: Race numbers on your vest of 700 upwards are shown as 200 upwards in the results.
Tom and Naomi struggled to get volunteers to marshal at Stiperstones. In the end though folks came forward this time so huge thank to those who stepped up last night. The quote of the night was from William Laye, one of those volunteers:
"Really good fun, had a great spot... Nice seeing the front runners and everyone who followed, really recommend to those who have not marshalled before."
7pm meet at the cattle grid in Carding Mill valley.
The Bradda (Isle of Man) weekend saw some more great results for individuals (Simon Bailey won, Pete Vale was 9th overall and 5th V40 and Mel Price was 5th lady). The Club's teams also did really well - the men and the male vets were 5th, and the ladies were a brilliant 3rd. Disappointingly though we had no MV50 team and no FV40 team - these are categories in which we could easily medal next year if we are sufficiently organised to get 3 runners to most of the races!
Due to lack of content the newsletter will no longer be published on a regular basis. Instead it will be published when sufficient content has been accumulated to warrant it, or there is some special announcement that we wish to communicate to all members. In particular, there will be no July newsletter.
7pm meet at the cattle grid in Carding Mill Valley - downhill practice this week.
England Athletics registrations now seem to be being processed (at least they're taking our payments!). Hopefully those of you who have registered will be receiving your competition licence cards through the post soon.
Technically you need one of these to compete in the British Champs and the UKA Fell Relays but checks don't seem to be happening yet. The club is formulating a policy to get a more consistent approach to registrations in response to draft advice received from the FRA.