Sunday, 3 May 2009

Stuc a` Chroin British Champs leg 2

Once again a good crowd of Eryri runners made the 7 hour journey up to the village of Strathyre near Stirling to compete in the second race of the British fell champs.

The race was 14 miles with 5000feet of ascent, to compare the race to anything in Wales would be impossible as the two main climbs are as steep as you get in any fell race. The Scots nickname it the 'Chingrinder' and the climb up Meall Mor as well as up Beinn Each certainly was tight on the chin! For the 'true runners' in us there was a 2mile foresty track section at the start and finish.

Provisional results for the club were:

Rich Roberts 28th 2.23
Iain R 30th 2.25
Math R 40th 2.28
Steve PJ 66th 2.37
Jackie Lee 72nd 2.38
Noel Craine 86th 2.45
Jenny Hemming 137th 2.58
Mike Blake 175th 3.10
Beckie Law 197th 3.15
Ali Thomas 230th 3.26
Alwyn Oliver 234th 3.27
Dilwyn Rowlands - competing in his first ever away day British champs - 241st 3.32

Early indications are the ladies got 3rd team and the men's perhaps 5th or 6th?

Provisional results below:

Next race in the champs will be Tebay on the 20th June, unfortunately I believe this race is already full, but if you entered there probably will be a mini bus going on the day.

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