Dan Haworth reports on the Long Mynd Valley FR (18.5k/1,372m) Church Stretton, Shropshire on Sunday -
"This is a classic route over the steep and muddy hills of Church Stretton. The second half of the race has 3 increasingly ridiculous climbs which put you onto your knees, crawling like a sick dog.Billy Cartwright shows his power and stamina with a convincing victory to start the Fell Running season - 1.41.00.The First Lady was Rachel Parker of Mercia Fell runners in 1.56.00. Well done sir and herJoe oldfield ran his first race in a MAC vest to come an impressive 10th in 1.50.00. I struggled into a sultry 6th in 1.45.02. 171 finishers."