The National Trust have brought to our attention a couple of issues that they are concerned about, and have asked for our help, the first is a nasty virus that is spreding across the Long Mynd and Stiperstones, the virus is called of Phytophthora (means “plant destroyer”), Phytophthora is a large group of pathogens that cause diseases in plants, you may have heard about the fungi affecting larch trees in the UK.
The weather forcast for Sunday is a cold day, with outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow, so full kit will be required for tomorrows race - NO KIT NO GO
Click Here for the BBC local weather forcast for Church Stretton
Please note that because of the deteriorating weather forecast the Kit Requirements are now changed to WATERPROOF Tops and Bottoms to be worn or carried, all other requirements remain the same. If necessary further bulletins will be placed on the website before the day.
Just a reminder that WATERPROOF Tops and Bottoms are required to be worn or carried, also map suitable to navigate the course, compass and whistle, together with other body cover appropriate for the weather conditions.
These are the FRA mandatory requirements for a winter race with the Race Organisers' option to state that on this occasion waterproof rather than windproof be worn or carried.
The FRA rules state that all competitors must be prepared to accept such requirements as a condition of race entry.
PLEASE NOTE Registration will be in the Village Hall in Cleeton St Mary. See below for details............
If you are a regular at this race you will know that the car parking etc for this race has become a problem over the years so, this year we have booked the Village Hall, this is only half a mile from the start of the race and has lots of parking room and toilets, it is just a straight run down the road to the normal start area.
DIRECTIONS and INFORMATION
Okay, start limbering up! The best weekend of fellrunning you can get (around these parts anyway) is about to happen. We really look forward to seeing all our faithful old friends and thank those who make this a regular club weekend.
The weather forecast is not too bad at this moment in time, but watch this website, we will have regular updates towards the end of the week and the beginning of the weekend.
Entries are open today at https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=962
This race is the first Long race in the English Champs (the other is Wasdale) and will fill up VERY QUICKLY!
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