As mentioned in the previous post the dreaded lurgy is sweeping through the club with many members suffering from colds and flu (I thought us runners were supposed to be fit?!) This drastically affected the turn out at the very first running of the MB10K handicap as many runners didn’t make the start line. Don’t worry! plans are already in progress to have something similiar on the St Levan 10K route in the summer!
A perfect morning for running and spectating saw around a dozen runners and 3 times as many ill, injured or just curious meet on the course – Trina set off first, having only ever ran this distance once before but showing signs of vast improvement, she was going to be the one to beat. Philip was next, and he’d never run this distance before, so this could be interesting! A few were out for a new fast PB and a little tester of what might be on February 1st
Poor Tammy ‘fell out’ of her car bruising and cutting both knees (was she still p*$$*d?) and Sam ‘hangover’ Hill learnt the lesson that running after a night on the beer (with Dave P I might add) and getting home only hours before the off is not a good idea – did he look green or what? Karen was still sore after cutting her heal on Thursday – my god we’re falling apart! Ironman Tim was looking fit, as was Jer (well fitter than he looked on Friday night!)
Nancy had decided to have a bet that she could run exactly 8 minute miling without the aid of a watch and Ron jogged around with his dog.
As predicted first over the line and posting a new PB was Trina – whose improvement is so great she ran the whole race from the front without seeing another soul, a sprint finish on the hill saw Tim and Jer both post new PBs – Tim a cracking 35 minutes and Jer a little over 40
All finishers received a medal and goody bag containing MBH laces, sweatband and water. Winners will receive their trophies at the MBH Awards night on January 24th January.
Huge thanks to Mike and Jess who organised the whole thing and to those who turned out to marshal and support – Thanks also to Mikes mum (who looks more like his sister!) for recording the finishing times
Well Done to all who ran.