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.
For those of you interested in the UKA British Hill and Fell Relay Running Championships, Peter Mac as put up some video footage on his website, please be sitting comfortably when you sit down to watch, he tells me there's over an hours worth of coverage and still photo's to boot, but he's cut it down into 8 chapters so you can skip from section to section
Following a weekend of heavy rain and strong winds there was a good turn out to today's Corndon Race, Tim Davies set the pace at the front ahead of Steve Cale winner of this years Shropshire Summer Series and Mercia's Roland Stafford, and ever green Ed Davies, Anna Bartlett was looking on fine form after her recent lay off due to a foot injury, Pictures can be viewed on Alistairs Website www.fellrunningpictures.co.uk. Full results are now available on the results page of the website
Not really a fell run, but it it attracted a few fellrunners, well Pauline, Elaine, Dave, Charlie and Myself were there with the Mercia Start/Finish/Registration and Results machine, so since we had produced the results we thought we would put them on the website, so check out the Race Results page to see if you recognise some names, Alistair the Fell Runners Photograher was there too, along with my Bro John, they have lots of pictures and have put them on their websites www.uksportpictures.com & www.fellrunningpictures.co.uk
Despite missing Simon Bailey all our teams ran briiliantly at the Relays this year. The three teams lined up along with over a hundred other teams in worsening weather, and all ran their hearts out, the B Team and the Vets ran strongly and each runner was cheered wildly as they appeared at the end of their leg. The Elite team were without their anchor man Simon Bailey who had to pull out through illness, and the team had to be re shuffled to welcome in Roland Stafford as the first reserve, he ran absolutely magnificently, to his very limit, and finished his leg along with the
The Shropshire Hill Winter Series kicked off it 2009 - 2010 campaign with a good turn out at The Breidden Hill Race, The race in its 25th year had one of the best turn outs for with 124 starters. Tim Davies was comfortable winner of the men's reace in a time of 52:22 ahead of Steve Cale, the first lady was Andrea Rowlands of Eryri, next race in the series is the Wrekin Wreker on 22nd November, results can be viewed on the results pages of the website.