Entries are now arriving for the Wistanstow Challenge Walk (open to runners) due to take place on Sep 10th; 26, 18, and 12 mile routes, light breakfast available at the start, food at two main checkpoints (Clun and Bishop's Castle) a meal at the finish and transport for retirees. Forms available at www.wistanstowwalk.blogspot.com
World record stands at 4hrs 01mins by one Andy Davies, ladies record is 5hrs 21mins by Sharron Richardson, last finisher last year in at 11hrs 15mins.
Queries to Phil Clarke 01694 781405
The Cumbrian Traverse is a south to north, high-level traverse of 21 Lakeland peaks involving some 35 miles and 12000 feet of ascent. Devised by Sue and Dick Courchee, it was first completed in 2005. It starts at Broughton Mills in Dunnerdale and finishes at the Moot Hall, Keswick, although it may be completed in either direction.
This is just a brief update of Mercia runners' results and some short race reports from "away" fixtures around the country. We are celebrating victories for Simon Bailey, Mel Price and Susan Howarth over the last month and a half; the most recent races covered are the Three Peaks, Teenager with Altitude, Two Oceans Ultramarathon, Half Manx MM and Pendle Fell Race.
It was a fine night to start off the 2011 Summer Series, we will not want to complain if we have another 5 nights with weather like it was tonight, the race had a great turnout too, 115 runners completed the rush to the summit and back, no doubt boosted by the welcome inclusion of juniors for the first time in many years, well done to Simon and Jackie for that.
The 2011 Shropshire Summer Series will start tomorrow night with the Wrekin Streak, 7.30 from Fairy Glen Car park. For the first time for a long time Junior Races will be taking place at this event. The under 14 race will start at 7.15 and the over 14's will start with the main race at 7.30 See you there!
On Tuesday 19th April 2011 I arrived at John o'Groats having successfully completed my end to end ride. I really enjoyed the experience, managing to complete the 896 mile journey over a 10 day period in a total time of a little over 55 hours.
Mark passed through Shrewsbury today on his way from Lands End to John o' Groats, he has been on the road for 5 days now, and has notched up 378 miles so far, having spent 24 hours in the saddle. The going has not been easy, pedaling alone, and into strong headwinds, but today with company of fellow fell runners, Richard Roberts and Anna Bartlett even the wind seems to have change sides and gave a little push.
On Tuesday 12th April Mark & Rachael will be arriving in Leintwardine on Mark’s charity ride to John O’ Groats (see Mark’s LE JOG) and they will be staying with us overnight.
This seems like a good excuse to invite folk over to our place for an alternative Tuesday night run, then meet up with Mark & Rachael over food at our place, followed by liquid refreshments at the Crown Inn, Clunton.
Full Results for the 2010 - 2011 Shropshire Hill Winter Fell Race Series are now on the board, congratulations to Steve Cale & Mel Price and winning the Open Mens & Open Ladies Series, a full list of prize winners will appears here soon, The Prize Giving will follow The Rekin Streak on 27th April at the Buckatree Hotel
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Results from today's fell race can be viewed by clicking here
Results from the juniors fell race can be viewed by clicking here
Picture from today's race taken by Alistair's Tye can be viewed by clicking on the link below