Revenge of the Fifth 2020
Morning Ladies and Gents, I hope you are all keeping sane and well.
This will come as no surprise to you all, but its an email I still didn’t want to have to write 🙁
With no new news flowing out of Number 10 regarding this lockdown being eased it is now looking more likely than ever that the race on May 4th will have to be postponed to a date later in the year.
With this in mind we will be giving you two options now.
You can run the race virtually and we will send you bib and medal out to you for race weekend.
We can carry your entry over to a new date if we can secure one.
If you would be kind enough to let me know by email I can action this for you.
Sunday 3rd May 2020
The Sun Inn, Corfton, SY7 9DF
Please see the event May the Fourth for more details
Entries now open
After yet another successful day in 2019, entries are now open for 2020’s race. Entries are limited to 200 for the main race, so reserve your spot soon. The virtual race will also take place during the week of May 4th.
This race will take place in the beautiful Shropshire Hills – this time just outside the town of Cravern Arms. Each of the laps are 13.1 miles and Set under the back drop of the Clee Hills, the route will leave the Sun Brewery in the sleepy village of Corfton, and climb upwards via grassy tracks and open farmland to Pinstones before dropping down through ancient woodland towards Westhope. Competitors will then pick up a single track lane and and old bridle way that crosses a ford before climbing up onto Wenlock Edge. Wenlock Edge is an 18 mile stretch of ancient woodland that was once a coral reef and will be carpeted with bluebells and wild garlic in parts. The course takes in a section of the Edge before dropping up and down to Flounder’s Folly (aka the now infamous Bump) and joining more bridle ways and farmland to bring competitors to the final descent of the brewery. Full Marathon runners will get to enjoy the scenery once again on there second lap as they push for the final hurdle.
The race will start at 10am, and there will be a cut off of 7 hours for the full marathon.
If you cant make it to Shropshire to join us on race day, we will also be holding a virtual race during the week (2nd – 6th May). Enter the virtual race, and post us your Garmin / Strava link and we will complile the results from across the globe and then send your bling out to you.
* For those of you running both days there will be free camping next to the pub on the Saturday and Sunday evenings.
** There will be new bling for 2020
*** Please note unlike previous years please remember we are not in Carding Mill Valley – There will be a £2 for parking which will be donated to the local school and Shropshire Air Ambulance.
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