Friday, 22 April 2016

Storm the Castle

Well done to Amy Powell, Olivia Powell, Aleksandra Kramarz and Hannah Lancaster for successfully ‘storming the castle’.

On Sunday 17th April the girls competed in a cross country race at Ludlow Castle.

Race info: Approx 3km on a mixture of road, tracks, gravel and grass. The route has a variety of inclines and descents.

The race requires pace judgment and is physically testing in places. Runners begin outside the iconic Ludlow Castle and will be directed anti- clockwise following the Castle walls until a quick descent takes them to Dinham Bridge. After crossing the bridge they will quickly be confronted with the ‘Lactic Ladder’ with its double stage uncompromising steps. They then continue on soft tracks and paths until entering Whitcliffe Common where they complete an extended loop. They now begin to head for the finish including a descent of the ‘Lactic Ladder’, back across Dinham Bridge and the final climb up for ‘The Wall’, a short but steep and aggressive climb and then just when you think it’s over the final 150 m sprint begins towards the castle entrance and into the grounds to Storm The Castle!

Congratulations to Hannah Lancaster for winning the junior event. Olivia and Aleksandra were hot on her heels and finished within 2 minutes of her time.

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