Weekend September 24/25

Race Reports

While waiting for a Bury Ditches report, maybe you’d be interested to hear how Gary P and Dan Barnett are faring, in the King Offa’s Dyke ultra (185 miles!). They set off at 8pm on Friday, and at 7.30 Sunday evening, after 48 hours, no-one has quite reached Rhyl. Dan is a little north of Wrexham, and Gary a few miles behind. Both must at this point be questioning their sanity!

Gary G meanwhile ran the Llanbedr to Blaenavon fell race, a mere 17 miles, and completed the course in 3 hours 39 mins and 44 seconds. He was first (and only) over 70, and third over 60, and only 8.5 minutes slower than 2 years ago. A considerable feat, as age works against him. The race was won by Mark Palmer in 2.17.52.

Closer to home, and over a much shorter course, there were a number of PBs in the Ludlow parkrun: Scott (21.08), Alec (21.35), me (25.05), Beth George (26.58) and Alison D (31.46). Well done to all. Next week marks the 12th anniversary of parkruns in the UK and the event will be marked by the attendance of the Ludlow MP, Philip Dunne.

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