Thank you to Charlie Levington, family and Friends for putting on yet another fantastic race, the point to point epic, certainly seems to capture the imagination of many of runner, from Shropshire and further a field, Charlie tells us this is the 22nd year he as put on the race, and he is planning on doing it just another 3 times, he recon's 25 years is enough for anyone, and as much as I agree with him, it will be sad to see him pass on the mantel, or god forbid, the race disappear all together.
Many of you who took part in the Wrekin Wrecker will have thrilling memories of the decent down the scree's on the 1st of the three downhill's in last weeks race, well now you can relive those moments of sheer joy, Pete Douglas captured many of you on film and now as 16 mins of pleasure to be shared by all, having seen a little I can tell you the heavy morning rain made this normally tough decent, even tougher!
The Dates for next years Ultra Series have been released and it appears that Shropshires Longmynd Hike has not been included, The Event organised by Church Stretton Scouts had been included for the last 4 years, but following a review and expansion of Vasque ultra running championships for 2010, The Hike has not been included, with two new long races The Hardmoor 55 & The Round Rotherham replacing it in the calendar.
The first set of results from The 2009 Shropshire Hill Winter Series are now posted on the website, I've given them a bit of a new look this year enfersizing the categories, the old view is still there, and the prizes for the top placed runners will still be based on the overall league, but we changing the categories just slightly Check out Results by Category for details, changes are:-
Following a week of intensive rain and then a night and morning of even heavier rain, this was always going to be an interesting race, it was a cross between a winter fell race, North Wales Cross Country and The Tough Guy, some of the puddles were as big as the water splash at last weeks Mad Jacks 5, and that was just getting to registration.