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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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 are now up on the Hike website. Simon ADNEY (8:31) won this year's Hike very narrowly from Andy DAVIES (8:32). The second group included Mel PRICE and Virgil BARTON (both 8:56). Mel broke her own ladies record from last year and became the first lady in the 48 years of Longmynd Hikes to run quicker than nine hours. To emphasise Mel's achievement, the author knows of only seven sub-ten hour runs by female athletes.
7pm meet at the cattle grid in Carding Mill Valley this week.
This week's session is a 7pm meet at Rectory Field.
This week's session is a 7pm meet at the campsite in Little Stretton.
The Lee Mill Fell Relays was a new event last year. It's at Bacup, north of Manchester. The format is 4 identical solo legs of 10km each. We have already entered four teams of four and there's lots more interest. If you missed out on the UKA Relays due to the shortage of team entries, or you are running in the UKA event but fancy a fun day out with a party atmosphere then this is the event for you. For more details, click on the thumbnail of the event flyer.
The relays are being held on Pendle Hill at Barley on Saturday 17th October. Unfortunately the venue does not apparently have capacity to accommodate more than 150 teams. For comparison there were over 200 at all of the last three events. The politics of how this has happened are beyond us - we've asked for an explanation of the process but none has been forthcoming either from the Mountain Running Committee of UKA (which decides on the venue) or the FRA.
Sorry for the late communique
Results from last weekend's Source of the Severn can be found here:
The finishers list and brief report from the race organiser are available here.
7pm meet at the cattle grid in Carding Mill Valley this week