Richard and I spent Sunday running the Long Mynd Valleys Race – a 12 mile fell race with a whopping 4500 feet of climb. It was a snowy day, with snow actually falling around us in the second half of the race! This made the race great fun. Going up the very steep climbs was somewhat exhausting however coming down was great – on your bum!
The race started from Carding Mill valley and went north to Jonathan’s Rock, we then turned west and uphill onto the top of the Mynd and onto The Port Way which took us south as far as Minton Hill. The way back was over the eastern edge of the Long Mynd and was extremely hilly going over Minton Hill, Packetstone Hill, Callow Hill and Yearlet before heading down to Carding Mill Valley again.
I finished in 2hr 50 and I think Richard was about 35 minutes faster than me … although he is walking around like John Wayne today and I’m almost passing off for being normal!
A really great race! and much needed soup and tea at the end.