A record 403 runners took part in this challenging 8.8 mile fell-like race at Mortimer Forest near Ludlow organised by Ludow Runners, starting and finishing at Moor Park School. 18 Malvern Joggers ran the race and the route included a climb to “Poison Bank” and runners had to tackle the demanding 3 “big dippers” before a final climb and then the downhill run through Mary Knoll Valley to the finish.
This year the race was won and the course record broken by Paul Jones of Mercia Fell Runners in a time of 58:50.
First Jogger home was Huw Davies in a time of 1:06:00 followed by Nic Dauncey (1:21:16), Andrew Brown (1:22:08), Ian Dyson (1:26:41), Mark Cooling (1:27:15). Steve Roode (1:29:08), Ian Walwyn (1:29:41), Emily Priest (1:31:23), Julie Caseley (1:35:07 – 2nd FV55 and winning a bottle of wine), Paul Webb (1:36:31), Mike Bolton (1:38:04), Alison Priest (1:38:53), Mike Anstey (1:45:50), Mark Dillon (1:48:32), Julia Heron (1:51:26), Amanda Duncan (1:52:05), Lynda Broadway (1:57:46) and Vivien Tolley (2:10:09).
Paul has posted many photos at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.10153883384931853&type=1