Having had an 'interesting' race yesterday I did
wonder what was going to be in store for me today. For me it was a bit on the
nippy side although I have not quite ventured into my winter woolies just yet.
Quite a few Harriers were participating in the
event and it was good to chat to those that I am not able to on club nights
(just too fast for me to catch up with!!).
It was a very quick start as the man giving the instructions had to finish what
he was saying half-way as the horn-thing had already been blown. The course was
generally on road, with a bit off track on loose stones and grass. There was
also a stream / ford type thing which I could not even bear to look at (I took
the easy option and made my way up and over a bridge!).
It was a challenging course as the hills just seemed to be never ending and for
some reason, always going up hill! Having worn myself out after the first couple
of hills (it was also a hilly start), I just then started thinking "as long as
I'm not last", rather than thinking about the time that I should reach the
Towards the end of the race there seemed to be a procession of horse drawn
carriages. There may have been a wedding but I did not notice the people on
board, I was more concerned with the horses trampling all over me...or worse!
Unfortunately I could not do my usual 'try and sprint for the last 200 metres'
as it was on grass but I survived the race. (I have just seen the race results
and cannot believe that I actually ran quicker than on any of my other 10K races
- road or otherwise...what's going on?! Think that I will pass out.)
We were given vests as mementos (I may have picked up the wrong size so will
look great as a dress!) and the flapjacks were lovely - with some eating more of
them than others (the diet starts tomorrow!!!)
Well done Bedford Harriers!
Race Results :