I managed to keep working away, gradually reeling people in (and spurred on by the cheers of my teammates) even in the last 200m sprint uphill to the finish, but there was too much work to do. I overtook 19 ladies on my lap, but unfortunately only one of them was a 4th leg runner, so although I managed to record the second fastest time on that lap, we still finished in 7th place. Still, we were all happy with our results - not too shabby for an ageing bunch of distance runners - and enjoyed a lovely team day out in the process!
|The town crier|
I wouldn't say that Chester is the fastest course around, being net uphill, but it was one I hadn't run before. The town crier started us off at 9am on the racecourse and the first mile took the runners up and into the old town. It was nice to run along some of the old streets and through arches under the walls.
|I still head off to avoid any trampling!|
|What a goodie bag!!|
|Chatting/running with Jim|