Cardington Cracker

Some of the team
Some of the team

Last weekend Tattenhall Runners were in action at the latest Borders League race in Caernavon and in Shropshire at the annual pre-Christmas favourite, The Cardington Cracker. This latter 9 mile fell race took in some of the beautiful fells south of Shrewsbury and this year over 240 runners completed the testing course which included 2600ft of climbing and more than a little mud! Thankfully Storm Desmond had passed, by the Sunday and this year the weather was mild and dry, largely. The majority of the course markers remained upright!

The race was won by Ross Campbell from ‘Dare 2 B Highland Hill Runners’ in a time of 1:17:23 with, once again, Peter Taylor leading the Tattenhall pack in 14th place in a time of 1:25:34 and winning 2nd place in the MV40 category.

Full Tattenhall listings are:

Peter Taylor 14th overall, 1:25:34
Simon Ellis 39th overall, 1:33:21
Simon Duckett 63rd overall, 1:39:27
Nick Holmes 70th overall,1:40:45
Rob Chambers 92nd overall, 1:44:56
Charlie Eldred 108th overall, 1:48:15
James Jenkin 120th overall, 1:50:11
Kate Lightfoot 126th overall, 1:51:16
Mike Corkhill 168th overall, 2:00:39
Sharon Basford 231st overall, 2:24:37