In the closing stages of the Longmynd Hike Mercia runner Andy Davies of Church Stretton was in the process of putting himself into and unstopable lead, Pauline who was on an all night vigil at one of the check points near Black Radley reported that Andy was well in the lead of second place Val Swingler from Shropshire Shufflers, Val who broke the female record for the course last year looked to be on for another breathtaking time, other local runners figuring in the lead groups were:Noel Hogan, Helen Skelton, Simon Daws, Adrian Donnally, Mel Price, Dr Tim Parker, Chris Myles, Rick Robson an
Please find below a review of the Bury Ditches event from Simon Norwood (the winner)
Well the Bury ditches race certainly was a friendly, superbly
organised, hard to believe it was the 1st one!!
Tim Davies of Mercia is the new British Champion, following an outstanding run at the Black Mountains today clinched the title, well done Tim, more detail and results to follow
For pictures visit Alistairs website, Fellrunningpictures.co.uk
I understand that of 17:00 hours today, due to persistant trespassing by runners and walkers preparing for next weeks Longmynd Hike, permission to use private land between Welsh Lodge and the summit of Black Radley as part of route has been withdrawn, this means that the competitors will have to take the longer route following the tarmac road via Mynd and access the summit from the northern end. this is not just in practice, but in the event itself.
The finishers list and an event report are available at www.wistanstowwalk.blogspot.com. Well done to Andy Davies for annihilating the previous best time, doing it in 4h 1m despite losing time looking for a checkpoint that wasn't out yet!
A new local race has been added to the calendar, organised by Dave Farrow. See the Bury Ditches race information page.
Dave has invited the Church Stretton 'Tuesday' group give the route a try-out on Tuesday 7th September. The route starts and finishes at the pub, so that's a plus!
Steve Cale of Shrewsbury AC rounded off a superb series with a fine run at The Ragleth Inn Race, in very wet and slippery conditions, Steve managed to get within 3 seconds of Mark James' course record, to prove he was the rightful series champion, In the series he ended up 9 points head of Paul Jones of Oswestry and 13 points ahead of Ian Grindley, Both Paul and Ian had their rewards, by winning their respective age category group.
Results of last Wednesdays race have now been update, there was a small error with some of the times later on in the race, hopefully I've got them right now, please advise of any errors or omissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Last race in the 2010 Summer Series is on Wednesday 25th Aug (TOMORROW) don't forget it an early start, 7pm promt! latest series positions are now available on the results page of the website, all been well the series presentations will take place follow in the race in The Ragleth Inn
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