Malvern Joggers' Henry Walker defends his Brecon title - The Malvern Observer

Malvern Joggers' Henry Walker defends his Brecon title

Malvern Editorial 24th Jul, 2021   0

MALVERN Joggers’ Henry Walker successfully defended his title in Brecon, maintaining his Celtic Ultra winners medal after the 32-mile trail race.

Set on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, the route is a fast flowing trail race through forests and valleys.

The 1,400m ascent provides some stunning views over the Brecon Beacons.

Henry managed a time four, 44mins.

The Joggers also had a team Ultra athletes competing in the Upton Ultra,

The ultra distance is 58k with the route travelling north out of Fish Meadow along the River Severn until it cuts south-west to the Victorian Spa Town of Great Malvern, it then ascends onto the scenic Malvern Hills and along the ridge-line, giving spectacular views of the surrounding area and reaching the highest point of 425m at the Worcestershire Beacon.

Participants then descend onto Castlemorton and head east back onto the River Severn, then north along the river, completing the loop back to Fish Meadow.

Jess Depper and Barbara Gawlak had won their places through a club ballot and were joined by Warwick Taylor, Neil Warne, Eleanor Cassell and Sam Marshall.

Warwick said: “And here’s the crew from the Upton Ultramarathon – 37.5 miles, 3,500 feet, and the last few miles were tough we’re smiling on the pic, but believe me we’re all hurting. All in all a grand day out.”

Tony Martin was also in Upton doing his first Sprint Triathlon event, coming in 44th with a time of one hour, 26minutes and 41secs.

Helen Robson did the Sprint Duathlon in one hour, 44 minutes and 56secs.

Upton Ultra results Neil Warne – 26th 7.11.09, Warwick Taylor 39th 8.00.10, Jess Depper 8.41.07, Eleanor Cassell 8.45.01, Sam Marshall 9.36.53.

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