A few weeks since this race and I’m looking back on it with rose-tinted specs. However, the memory of the hailstorm during the adults race is still fresh, as is seeing new Strider Alan Thompson sprinting effortlessly past me up the hill on the 2nd lap!
As well as Alan, Brian Walkling, Natalie Teece (1st lady) and myself running in the adults race, Sarah Procter and son Harry ran together in the pre-school category with Conrad Gray, Luke & Zoe Nicholls and a whole tribe of Walklings competing too.
Helping make the day go smoothly, it was fabulous to also have a number of Striders volunteering with Rich Gray & Ian Johnson marshalling, Natalie Teece haring and Tony Allen tail running for all 5 races and still managing to smile. Top job Striders! [Andy]