Waseley Wobbler 8.5 miles – 20 September 2015

The Waseley Wobbler started life as the North Worcestershire Hill Race in the early 1980’s as a mammoth 15 miler extending from Waseley Hills Country Park out to the Clent Hills and back.  It has since been reduced firstly to 10 miles and now to its present 8.5 mile format.

The race started and finished at Waseley Hills High School, adjacent to the Country Park.  It followed a challenging but picturesque multi-terrain  route, around Waseley Hills Country Park before climbing through the woods towards the Lickey Hills then returning to the top of Waseley and back to the finish for a well earned medal and slice of home made cake. 

The course included 4 major climbs but the views from the top were worth it.  It is a serious undertaking but was suitable for runners who have completed 10k races and are looking for a new challenge.

This event was professionally organised by Bromsgrove and Redditch Athletic Club and this year was the first time it was chip timed.

Malvern Joggers were led home by Chris Smallman in a time of (1:03:55), followed by Trevor Matty (1:09:09), Ben Toon (1:10:55), John Bryan (1:17:13), Julie Caseley (1:23:11) and Sarah Lane (1:40:09).  Chris, Trevor and Ben were the 3rd men’s team behind the winners Bromsgrove and Redditch Athletic Club and 2nd place Birmingham Running and Triathlon Club.  Julie

 

MJs at wobbler