Caradoc Classic – Guy

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As we signed up for the second in the Shropshire summer fell series, we admired the roll of honour – Mick 5th in the men’s (or 6th?), with his 2nd place finish in 1990, Sue Connop, Janet Tyler and Suzanne T all appearing in the top 20 women’s performances. No pressure then! Maybe Gary P had the freshest legs, having not run the previous evening at Leinthall (not that that would have made any difference – he’d have had the legs on us anyway), finished a very creditable 17th overall (28.26), 3rd MV40 ahead of Pat (36th, 30.15), 4th MV45 (who can plead age and fatigue from the LS race). Gary G typically raced down off the top of Caradoc and won the MV65 category ( 62nd, 33.00), I lost sight of him in the end and finished 78th, in 34.53, first MV70. Frank, testing out his back and his hamstring, was 86th (35.34) and Tom was 2nd MV65, in 37.40. 117 runners completed the race, and Croft provided the three oldest competitors.

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