Well that seemed to go OK, phew!
A little drizzle before the start, but by race time it had gone leaving a cool dry race, ideal running conditions, but no records were broken today.
The overall race was won by Steven Cale of SAC in 40.36, more than 3 minutes ahead of second placed Paul Jones of Oswestry Olympians in 43.50. First lady was Anna Bartlett, also of SAC, in 47.49, with our own Mel Price of Mercia in second place in 49.09 - watch out Anna, Mel is catching up!
Results from today race can now be viewed by clicking here
A race report from race organiser Dave Nichols will appear soon, photographs from Alistair will also appear on is website shortly click here for a link to Fellrunning pictures
For those of you intending to park in Cardingmill Valley, the National Trust car park fee is normally £2 for 2 hours. However, for race competitors (and their entourage) an arrangement has been agreed with the National Trust to waive the time-limit, so your £2 ticket will be valid all day. To qualify for this waiver you must buy a parking ticket as normal then attach it to a voucher you will be given by a race marshal as you enter the valley. The ticket and voucher must be left clearly visible in your car.
There are also a few free car parking spaces in the town.
A cracking little race, pity it was not a little better supported, but everyone who did it seemed to enjoy the experience, from a personal point of view it was great to get back and be part of a race, I can now say I've raced in the hills, even if it was all on road, and the apres running was pretty good too, thanks to Alistair, Pete and John who supplied photo's from there endless efforts to capture our running exploits in both still photography, and video too, and as for Jan's samosas. well - delicious! Full results can be seen on the Race results page of the website
If you wanted to run the Noonstone Race this Saturday and were unable to get an entry, then this is your moment. Chris Taylor has an entry to give away. This is an English Championship counter. 12 noon 9m/2300'. If you are interested ring Chris on 01386 443200.
" Come to your Club's Birthday Party "
THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF MERCIA FELL RUNNERS
We are holding a really special celebration of Mercia Fellrunning at our Annual Dinner on March 6th.
The Buckatree Hall Hotel is situated on the side of the Wrekin, 1 mile from Junction 7 off the M54
There were a couple of errors in the Longmynd Valleys results, these have now been corrected, they do not affect any positions in the LMV results, but they did alter the series results, I have corrected and amended both, if anyone spots any more please please advise us @ email@example.com
I've been looking at the FRA forum, for those who wish to relive some of the joys of the LMV in the mist, accommodated by some heavy breathing check out U Tube links below, I'd be interested in any guesses on who the Mercia runner is caught on camera?
A fairly nice day on the Longmynd if you could have seen it! Strident kit check were going on, happily everyone was playing by the rules and 212 souls set off on what was the 24th running of the Longmynd Valley's Race. As usual a few had to retire for various reasons but luckily no incidents to marr what was a good days' racing. The finish was a close call with 8 seconds separating the winner Andrew Davies from Simon Bailey, Pete Vale was a further 5 seconds behind Simon making it a one, two, three for Mercia Fellrunners, also in the leading group within a minute of the Wi
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The Shropshire Hills Winter Series tables are now posted on the webpages, to view, please click the link below
If you notice any errors or omissions please contact me @ firstname.lastname@example.org