We had a fantastic turn out for the second Wenlock Relays with 21 teams entered, and 18 actually making it to race day. Representatives from 8 clubs across Shropshire battled it out along the old railway line and then back over the sting in the tail that is Windmill Hill, all looking to be the fastest team in their category.
As last year, the most popular category was the family category but it was fantastic to see more entries from vets and from juniors this year. The average age across the teams ranged from 11.25 to 51.75.
A sunny, but slightly cooler race than last year made for some perfect running conditions and we saw a new course record of 31.25 set by the winning team – Shrewsbury Rockets (junior category – also the youngest team by average age in the whole competition). Last year’s overall winners, The Great Gibbons, held on to win the family category again, in a time of 32.20. Winner of the Vets competition was #Bad Town Runners in a time of 38.22.
Thank you to all the runners who helped to make this such a fun event. And thank you to the marshals, and the course referee, Grace Hough, without whom we could not run this event.
We look forward to welcoming you all back next year.
This year’s full results can be downloaded here: Wenlock Relays 2019 Results