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Cardington Cracker Fell Race

Sun 3 Dec 2017, Cardington, Shropshire

A trio of Harriers made the long trip down to Shropshire to compete in Telford AC’s Cardington Cracker fell race. It is a popular race, and 276 runners completed the 9 mile and 2,600 feet of ascent course this year. The race starts in Cardington and its first top and checkpoint is The Lawley at 1,236 feet. There follows a grassy descent and a climb up Caer Caradoc and the second checkpoint at 1,506 feet. There`s another climb to Gaerstones Hill and then the Hope Bowdler ridge to Willstone Hill, which is the last checkpoint. Roger Taylor was 97th in 1:46.13. Michael McLoughlin finished in 1:56.45 & Gordon Thompson posted 2:10.11. Sam Roberts of East Sutherland AC won in 1:17.41

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