Friends of Gill Harris, many of them members of Mercia Fell Runners thought it appropriate to remember her in a permanent, and fitting way following her sad and untimely death last year, marking in particular her achievements in the Long Mynd Hike, The National Trust were approached and agreed to the replacement one of the existing waymarker posts that already existed on The Long Mynd with a new finger post, The new finger post has been erected at High Park on the route of both, The Stretton Skyline, and The Long Mynd Hike in time for this years events, we hope the post will act as a reminder
Steve Cale rounded off a superb summer with an out right win at the Ragleth Inn Race on Wednesday 26th Aug to take the top spot in the summer series, it was Steve's first race of the series but consistency had always kept him close to the top, Ian Grindle was runner up but took had the consolation of been top Vet.
This Wednesday sees the last race in The Shropshire Hill Summer Series, all runners please note that due to the shorter evenings the race will start at 7:00pm
Steve Cale, Ian Grindle and Jon Bowie will all start the race with an equal chance of winning this years' series, Steve Cale looks to be in the driving seat with 592 point already in the bag from his four races, with Ian Grindle just one point behind, but if either Ian or Jon beat Steve and finish in third position or better, then they could overall Steve's point total. Ian is also leading the M40 category.
There will be an unveiling of the "Remembering Doug Morris" bench in LLanwddyn, just close to where the Lake Vyrnwy half marathon starts. It will take place on Saturday, 29th August at 11.30am. It will be an informal affair althouh I have no doubt that a few words will be said and if anyone would like to attend (or even say something) they would be most welcome. We look forward to seeing you there.
Thanks and regards,
Colin Williamson and Margaret Morris
Results from last nights race are now up on the results page, the series results after 5 races are also there. pictures are also available at Alistairs Webpages at www.fellrunningpictures.co.uk.
Results for last Sundays race are now on posted, please check out the results page, pictures can be viewed on Alistairs Webpages at www.fellrunningpictures.co.uk.
The fourth race in the summer series certainly fitted the bill, Summer felt like it had arrived with sunny sky's and a warm balmy evening, not the perfect ingredient for super fast racing you would think, well think again, The Davies Boys were in town and they would be giving it everything, Steve Cale was in third position and could only watch and wonder, Tim was giving everything and coming off the hill managed to pull the advantage, not only that, he broke the course record too, 18.05 seconds 24 seconds ahead of brother Andrew.
Tonight's race was full of the usual mystery, fun and suprises, after a wet day the clouds rolled back and the sun came out, we had 67 starters to what is proving to be a ever popular race, John Bowie and Lauren Morley both of the newly formed Trismart club won the Mens and Ladies race respectively in the RP race, but it was the Shroppy Handicap that was the main event.
The next race on the Shropshire Fell Running Calendar is Wednesday 17 June, its the Annual Shroppy Handicap organised by Shrewsbury AC run from Criggion, 5 miles West of Shrewsbury, the event features a race within a race, as well as the normal style race, every runner who has run in the Shropshire Series of Summer or Winter Races will be given a handicap, some say I make up these times up, but I can assure you it's all based on hard facts of how you have been running over last 12 months, the handicap time is subtracted from your actual time then we spin the dice and see who's won, the prize g
As organisers of the Stretton Hills Race we would just like to say thank you to all the people who helped and made the day possible, we have had and seen lots of positive feedback from runners all over the country, and would like to take this opportunity to share it with everyone else in the team; Click on read More to see comments