UKA British Fell & Hill Relay Championship – 14-Oct-2012.
A fantastic performance by the MV40 team saw them take bronze at this years FRA relays on the Long Mynd.
Gareth Booth got the team off to a great start on the solo leg 1 of 6.7k 500m climb, handing over to Martyn Bell and Dave Milliken for the pairs leg over 13k and 900m of climb. Martyn and Dave took the team into third place in the MV40 category, and it was nip and tuck for the rest of the race. On the navigation leg it was down to Brendan Bolland and Mick Green to keep us in the running, which they did well, coming back just a few seconds down on third place. Dave Jackson had the glory leg, another solo leg of 7.1k and 500m ascent, conclusively restoring the team to 3rd place, and securing the bronze medal.
We also had an open team running on the day. Tony Hesketh got us started, handing over to Gary Chadderton and Doug Fleming. Reluctantly Alastair Murray and Mark Fuller took over for the nav leg, with Stuart Edmondson returning to racing on leg 4. The team was very happy with 58th position.
Big thanks to all who helped put the teams together, and to Tony Hesketh, Mark Fuller and Stuart Edmondson for stepping in at the last minute to run.