Digging in for the climb at the Brown Clee Burn

2021 Brown Clee Burn is a scorcher!

In the heat of the action again at this Shropshire toughie.

Sunday 5 September saw the long anticipated ‘return of the burn’ in South Shropshire. Runners took to the hills once again at this friendly event which raises funds for local causes and the Midlands Air Ambulance. The return of the burn was a success for everyone involved. 

There was a late summer flourish in the form of blue skies and sunshine with temperatures in the mid-20’s, perfect conditions for the Brown Clee Burn, a testing multi-terrain race 11K in distance. Everyone was ready to take on Brown Clee hill and enjoy the stunning views from the top, catching their breath before taking the brakes off and speeding downhill. 

They started at 11am from Stoke St Milborough Village Hall near Ludlow along an attractive course in an anti-clockwise direction. The climbing began early on from the road away from the village hall before switching to stony path to the summit of Brown Clee. More ascents and descents though gentler than Brown Clee, across fields then back on the road in the last half mile with a last push to the finish at the village hall. 

Oliver Perratt was the winner in 45:54. It was close for second and third places with Eric Apperley the runner-up in 46:40 followed by Alex Logan in 46:42. 

Monica Baptista was the winning lady in 1:00:26 with Holly Rees-Lay second in 1:03:28. Laura Gale was third in 1:04:48. 

The full set of results is available via the RunABC Midlands Race Listings page. 

A tasty sausage/bacon/vegan bap and a hot drink helped with ‘recovery’ at this well organised and safe event from the Brown Clee Burn Committee. 

They look forward to welcoming everyone again in 2022. 

Image courtesy of Brown Clee Burn.

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