The weather was warm with little or no breeze. We were piped to the start just before 1030am, before ascending for 3 miles on closed roads (2-3 was a bit steep), with plenty of ‘uphills’, down hills (didn’t feel that many) and water stops around every 3 miles. Miles 9-11 could be described as a bit of a roller coaster, with a nice fast downhill into the finish.
Stuart finished in 1hr 59mins, completing his first long distance run since coming back from injury.
Unfortunately, Susan had to pull out of the race.
The locals even put on a water shower for all the competitors around mile 9 with a hose spraying across the road, which was really refreshing at this point. The atmosphere, support, organisation of the race made the ‘uphills’ worthwhile.
A thoroughly enjoyable event…… MRR road trip next year maybe? (please remember your smidge).
Report by: Shirley Feaks