11.00am Boxing Day
at the Stiperstones Inn

2017 Entry and Event Details Here

Last year.s race

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Hi all, same race, same day, same route, same great atmosphere, same coldness, wetness, slippiness, rockyness!

You were there, weren't you? 350 completed many more took part
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  • 2016 Dawdle
  • What an incedible day, the weather just got better and better and the dashers, dawdlers and spectators turned out in their hundreds. By 11.00am over 400 had registered to take part while many more headed uphill to watch the action. By 12.00am over 350 had completed the gruelly route to the Devil's Chair and back.
  • Mercian veteran Paul Jones had been close to victory in his younger years, but the rumours that Paul was now 'flying' were confirmed as he finished well clear in a personal best of 22:17. Fellow Mercian Simon Adney runner up last year reversed his placings with local hero Reuben Aldridge but had to settle for third behind Thames triathlete Will Russel. Robert Wilcox of Stragglers and Chris Atherton from Ambleside completed the first 5, demonstrating the wide national appeal of the event.
  • Emma Gould was not here this year to defend her title, but last year's runner up Sarah Willholt made it a Mercia double, knocking over a minute off her previous time. Veteran Anna Bartlett also of Mercia must have a shelf-full of trophies, now a vet she collected another in a record time of 27.13 showing she has not slowed at all.
  • Under 18 Mercian Jaz Maddocks made it a hat trick of victories, but Alison Lavender's 11 year old record still survives. Shrewsbury AC's Chloe Speake moving up an age group was only a couple of strides behind with Amelia Williams once again in the first three.
  • With Chloe now too old Bethany Trow, whose Dad was first local back in the eighties gained an unexpected victory. Bethany Wilson and Willie Dean were not far behind in an ever more competitive class.
  • Shropshire Shuffler George Arthur took the under 18 boys title, with Mercia's Callum Mackenzie and unattached Sam Western in his wake. In the under 12s Wenlock Olympian Alex Hart and Tom Cattle improved by over 5 minutes but were still beaten by 9 year old Jamie Speake.
  • Over 50 Mercian Andy Yapp, winner of many first local prizes took another cup home, whilst unbeatable Ed Davies retained his over 60s prize in a time just outside his own record. he was followed home by Clive Luther, Steve Atherton and novice Barry Houghton whose name name nearly got missed off the results sheet (sorry Barry).
  • Over 60, Ann Spandryk was amazed to find she had won a trophy but she finished ahead of 70 others and well deserved it.
  • 73 years young Michael Tracy was the oldest finisher and 6 year old Evan Wareing the youngest.
  • Congratulations to everyone for making it such a great day.
  • We expect a record collection - money still coming in.
  • Big Thank Yous
    All who took part.
    All who supported.
    All who gave so generously
    All who helped parking and Andy for blowing up Santa
    All who stood in the cold and wind at the summit
    All who fed and watered us
    Carl and Sandra for the carpark
    Roy Evans for the trophies
    Charlie for the photos
    Phil, Lara and bar staff
    My wife Susan - who puts up with my stress avery year
    Amy Partridge who was third lady (but nearly got forgotten) for being so understanding.

  • Results in finishing order
  • Results in class finishing order
  • An editorial will follow
  • All proceeds to Severn Hospice and other local charities. Nearly £1500 so far

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