10Ks, half-marathons and even a 'Skyrace' - Malvern Joggers put themselves to the test - The Malvern Observer

10Ks, half-marathons and even a 'Skyrace' - Malvern Joggers put themselves to the test

IT WAS another busy weekend for the Malvern Joggers with many of the club’s runners in action.

Ultra athlete James Davies was one of hundreds of runners taking part in The Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace.

It follows the tradition of skyrunning, which consists of uncompromising mountain running, such as scrambling along ridges with steep ascents, traverses and descents on technical and challenging terrain.

The route was only suitable for experienced and competent mountain runners – very rough underfoot with long sections of rock and scree-covered terrain.

There is an enormous amount of ascent and descent. James finished in 6hrs, 8mins and 35secs.

A team of 10 Malvern Joggers took on the St Michaels Hospice 10k and half marathon events.

First home in the half was Neil Warne in 1hr, 28mins and 32secs, finishing 16th – next was Max Wallder 1hr, 40mins and 59secs and then Chris Reed 1hr, 45mins and 15secs.

Annaelle Bolton – first in her age group – notched up a time of 1hr, 49secs and 26secs and Warwick Taylor – second in his age group – came home in 1hr 50mins and 53secs,

Keith Ruff was third in his category with a time of 1hr, 51min and 3secs.

In the 10k event Barbara Gawlak was the first Malvern Jogger back in 50mins and 20secs – second in her age category.

Rachel Reed managed 50mins and 27secs to finish third in her category.

Paula Smy completed the course in 57mins and 13secs and Kate Blanche (second in her age category) completed the course in 57mins and 13secs.

Andrew Brown was competing again – this time it was in Dymock in the half marathon – he came in 29th in 1hr, 47mins and 6secs.

Emma Shail competed in the 10k and finished in 58mins and 27secs.

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