Gord’s Classic

Race Reports

Despite the warm, sunny morning only 2 Croft runners joined 86 others for this scenic but testing 6 mile multi terrain race. After signing on at the Fownhope recreation ground, the race started innocently enough with a gentle flat run out across the meadows alongside the river Wye.
After about 2 miles the route turned into the woods and became more undulating causing both Gary and Tom to regret their previous days runs at the Cribyn and Ludlow Parkrun respectively.
The route continued on a mixture of roads and woodland paths before climbing around Caplor Hill Fort before an interesting descent crossing several stiles before the finish back at the recreation ground.
The results were fairly prompt and there was plenty of tea and cakes to keep us occupied while waiting!
Gary flew down from the hill fort to pass several runners and finished 55th overall in 64.16, 1st o/70. Tom was the opposite and was passed by many including Gary, to finish 63rd in 65.37, 3rd o/65.
The race was won by Matt James in 45.36 and Laura Tootell was first lady in 54.34.
An interesting, scenic and friendly race well worth the trip.

1 thought on “Gord’s Classic

  1. Well done to Robyn Gore, who has been training with us and I think may have joined Croft, who came in 45th in 62.13. Hope to see her running in the Croft ladies team at Shobdon Woods.

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