Shropshire winter fell race series 2018/9

Fell races Race Reports

A bit like ‘Long live the King! The king is dead!’ One gone, a new one in its place: the winter fell series is over, and the summer series starts in 2 weeks. The results of the winter series are now out, after 7 races. the best 4 of which count towards the final result. Gary P competed in more races than usual (no injuries this year), and came out 2nd MV45, and 18th overall (there were 601 runners all together throughout the series), a magnificent result, with an overall score of 338.02%. Despite his regular appearances, we saw little of him – he was halfway home by the time the rest of us finished! Tim J, in probably his first full season of fell running, also did the club, and himself, proud, being placed 47th overall, with 275.67% from his four best results. I managed to scrape 4 races, and still avoided the really tough ones, scoring 268.16%, 1st MV70. Flora, also in her first full season of fell running, beat husband Gary and was 2nd FV55, with a total score of 248.05%. She’s no longer a dark horse, but a force to be reckoned with! Gary G was 2nd MV70, with 246.38% (10 over 70s ran at some stage during the season). Tom ran just two races, Neil T and Sue D ran in only one, and Mark P managed half of Breidden Hills, before his ankle gave out.

The first of the summer series is the Caradoc Classic (registration at the Social Club, Church Stretton), on April 24th, starting at 7.30. 5.6 km (approx. 3km of which are on relatively flat tracks) with 268m of ascent.

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