Wrekin Streak

Wow - nearly one hundred and thirty runners turned out for the first race in the Shropshire Summer Race Series, the Car Park at the Fairy Glen was heaving, the evening was quite warm with no wind and Simon started the race on time with his usual efficiency.  Being at the back I was not quite sure who got killed in the rush to the trig point but by the time the lead man (Richard Roberts, Eryri and Wales) came by me he had an impressive lead on the second man (Stanley Charles, Clwydian).  In the Ladies field the leading lady (Anna Bartlett, SAC and Welsh International) came by in an overall 29th place, followed  by Kate Bailey (Merionydd RC).  If you ask me that was a Welsh Whitewash!  This excellent race was the first of the year to implement the new FRA recommended age categories for races of 40/45/50/55/60/65 and this helped to add an edge to some people's finishing speed. The race ended with no known problems or injuries,   and the Prize giving in the Whitehorse at Little Wenlock followed the usual pattern with the Series Presentations being made after this, full race results and a list of prizewinners for the Shropshire Winter Series 07 - 08 can be found in the Race Results page