I expect it was only a matter of time before I was to win the wine that I buy for the Club Championship race draw! Having done the race ten times previously you will guess it is one that I like although it never gets any easier! When the race started from just outside the pub I used to manage to get around in just under the hour but now it has been measured correctly and a longer course it is just an achievement to get round without walking.
This was the first time I think that the race has been full. There were over 500 runners entered which was great for the organisers as they raise a lot of money for charity. Following all the cold freezing weather we had been having the conditions on the day were near perfect. The ice had just thawed from the roads in time for the race. We had 18 runners turn out which was good as it is not an easy course. The first half is downhill and then it is time to start the climb back up into Woodcote with the 8 – 9K particularly hard. Although not a course for a PB six of us decided to play our jokers and get the points on the board. Ben was the first man and Katherine first lady for the Club Championship whilst Adrian Pinnock and Sheila got off to a good start in the Short League.