The ever popular Morning After race saw 159 runners covering the approximately 5 mile course over the hills of the Long Mynd, maybe as much a statement of their intentions for the New Year, as clearing the head after the night before. The race was won by Daniel Connolly in 31.37, with Simon showing his mettle, as 2nd over 45, in 38 minutes, in 19th overall. Glyn, perhaps also welcoming in the new year with a statement of his intentions, 3rd over 45, 23rd in 38.47. Andrew George, having ‘warmed up’ over the Ambrey on Boxing Day, was 32nd in 40.50. A welcome return to Nigel as he finished in 39th, in 42 minutes., a little ahead of Irina, who is developing a taste for fell races, who crossed the line in 42.37, as 1st senior female. Gary was 1st over 70, in 79th (48.09), with Tom, who never gives up despite continuing injury problems, 122nd, and 2nd over 65, right at the top end of his age category.
While 159 runners competed on the east side of the Long Mynd, the Devil’s Chair Dash on the other side attracted 313 competitors – altogether 472 people out running in a small area of south west Shropshire!