Saturday 10th August 12 Mounts Bay Harriers head up to the Roseland to take part in Mud Crew event RAT ultra and trail running festival. MBH had represtenives in 4 of out 5 the distances available. The 4 distances where Plague Rat – 64 miles, black Rat – 32 miles, Red Rat – 20 miles and the White Rat – 11 miles.
The plague 64 mile distance in which Gary Richards, Stuart Thompson and Luke Mclean took part in starts at Porthpean education centre, starting at midnight on Friday, goes out for 32 miles to St. Anthony’s head all along the coast path, they then have to return along the same section of coast path back to Porthpean to the finish.
Gary, Stuart and Luke all did really well and completed the Plague distance, they where all happy to get across the finish the line, this distance especially along the coast path during the night isn’t easy especially with the weather conditions as they where. They had moments when they had a bit of struggle but they had a lots of support along the way from other runners or from friends and partners they saw running the other distances along the way.
Emma Richards, Ruth Glover, Michael Rooney and Paul Angove all took on the black Rat, this distance starts at St Anthony’s head and the black rats all have to get to Porthpean along the coast path. For Ruth and Micheal this was their first ever ultra distance, with taking on the red Rat a couple of years previous they knew what they had in store for themselves. Emma Ruth, Paul and Michael all enjoyed running this route and kept each other going with running together along the way.
Karen Mclay was the only MBH member to take on the red Rat which starts at Portloe and heads back to Porthpean, she really enjoyed it and was pleased to see some fellow harriers along the way.
Rachel Thompson, Zoe Cocksedge and Stacey Nicholas, took on the white Rat which starts at Gorrnan Haven then back to Porthpean for the finish line. All 3 ladies that did this distance really enjoyed it and had a great run together.
All Harriers would like to thank Mud crew and all the marshalls and anyone else involved for putting on this event.