An excuse to visit Church Stretton

and what a nice place Church Stretton is. Set in the Shropshire countryside with moorland on either side. Well worth spending a day walking around and lots of potential for pleasent walks.

The hills east and west of Church Stretton are not large by the standards of north Wales or the Lake District, but they do present a number of steep hills which make for some cracking fell races.

Just over 120 souls set out last night on the Caradoc Classic race, 880ft and 3 miles. Bit less mud than I am used to on the races in north Wales where waste deep bog trotting is not considered unusual. However, the lack of mud did make the course quite fast. A perfect early summer evening and a stunning view(sorry, left my camera behind) from the top of Caer Caradoc which few of the runners took time to soak up.

Pleased with my placing, but the race times have not yet been posted.

Sarn Helen race near Lampeter on Sunday which is a much longer and harder proposition.

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