Malvern Joggers' talented runners notch up some fantastic times in a variety of distances - The Malvern Observer

Malvern Joggers' talented runners notch up some fantastic times in a variety of distances

Malvern Editorial 8th May, 2021 Updated: 11th May, 2021   0

TALENTED, but unaptly-named, runner Henry Walker from Malvern Joggers won The Revenge of the Fifth Marathon last week, beating the second placed finisher by more than half-an-hour.

He completed the 26.2mile course – in the beautiful Shropshire Hills in three hours and 27 minutes.

The race included a few undulations and two laps of 13.1 miles taking in bridleways farm tracks and a ford before entering Wenlock Edge and doing it all over again for a second time.

Henry said “I had a good race at the Revenge of the Fifth some tough climbs and earned a DVD for my efforts. Really good event – low key but well signed and scenic route.”

Two of Malvern Joggers Ultra runners Warwick Taylor and Tony Martin were due to run the Malvern Hills Ultra last weekend but unfortunately it was cancelled.

With many long runs they decided to run it anyway and were supported by The Malvern Joggers on route.

A team of Malvern Joggers competed in The Eastnor Magnificent 7 near Ledbury with the gradual easing of restrictions this was the first of the local athletic races the calendar.

Organised by The Ledbury Harriers it is described as ‘an undulating 7 miles rural course over footpaths, tracks and through woodland culminating in the ‘orrible’ climb to the Obelisk’ .

This year the format was altered to allow for Covid restrictions with staggered starts throughout.

For The Malvern Joggers Julian Satchell was first MJ home in 12th place in 59mins and 1sec – he was first in his age category.

Keith Ruff, third in his age category, was 21st with a time of 1hr, 2mins and 14secs.

Suzi Lane was third in her age category, finishing 30th overall with a time of 1hr, five minutes and 15 seconds.

And Lesley Ashton finished 67th with a time of one hour and 15minutes – she finished second in her age group.

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