The Red Buzzard - Sunday 28th November 2021

Still buzzing from the event. The Red Buzzard 2021 was a soaring success, I have been overwhelmed by the amount of positive heartfelt comments and messages I have received about
the day. Everything from planning, communication, signing, marshalling, catering, medals and general Buzzard positivity.

BOTHO to everyone who helped make the race what it was. Because of Storm Arwen, we had to
make a few adjustments to the last part of the route due to fallen trees so the overall distance was a little under 19km. 

The event was sold out at 100 racers, 83 of these racing on the day. It kicked off at 10:01 in glorious sunshine with some pumping tunes to get people race ready. The view looking back at the Malvern’s from the start line at Greenhill, Cradley was incredible. Everyone made it back safely to a warm buzzard welcome in under 3 hours which I was very impressed with.

20 different clubs from around the country attended the race with 24 runners for the Buzzards which comfortably secured us the Fastest Team award, well done.

Will there be another Red Buzzard? Hell yes, I spoke to the land owner before I left about hosting another in 2022 and he is more than happy which is great news. All he wanted was for us
to collect £2 per car for parking and to donate to Air Ambulance West Midlands, which we did 
and we raised a total of £144.48.

Being Race Director is something have always fancied doing, we have probably all done a run at some point and thought to ourselves ‘this would make a great race’. It has been an amazing experience to create this event, the days and hours gone into planning has definitely been worth it, thank you to Malvern Buzzard's committee for trusting and giving me the opportunity!
Thanks to the following, without you, it wouldn’t have happened….

All the Buzzards who helped out, Trail Running Association, Riley Hill Farm, PBS, Masa Mexican
Kitchen, Race Director, Medal Studio, UK Life Medical, Ice Photography Birmingham, Chia Charge, Love Corn and not forgetting Alan at EnviroLoo for providing the most essential bit of kit every runner needs before a race.

Adam Dyson
Race Director