Third round of the Summer Series, an undulating 3 miles from the Yew Tree Inn at All Stretton. This time just Gary and Tom representing Croft and having a ‘sharpener’ before Duddon the coming weekend. Gary got straight back in the groove finishing 89th in 38.32 ( 1st in cat) Tom toddled in 113th in 43.39 (2nd in cat). Gary again finished in the hands of the paramedics with a nasty fall 200 metres from the finish. With strict instructions to go to A & E at Shrewsbury Gary insisted on collecting his award then going home!
Joshua Boyle a slight lad of under 16 won in 27.37, 1st lady was Mel Price in 29.39. There were 132 finishers.
Fell runners brave all weathers – a record turn-out of 110 runners, in rain which was sometimes light, sometimes heavy, took on the 4.9 mile All Stretton fell race, Steve Cale returned to win in 27.02 rom Tim Werrett, and Ruth (2nd SL in 36.04) had a very good run, overhauling Gary (1st over 65) and beating him by 40 seconds. I came in nearly 2 minutes later, just ahead of the 2nd over 60 (as Gary beat the 1st over 60).