Sherriff 10K, Scorton A few of our ladies turned up to run this local 10K race in Scorton last weekend. Formally the Scorton 10K which is part of the Bikes.. read more
On Thursday 5th May, eight members of the group entered the Ripley Supper Run, a well organised and good quality fun run of 4 miles. The rain stopped for us and the sun even came out for a little while. A good run was had by all.
I had never run this 10K before but was intrigued as to which ’3 Bridges’ it included. The start was at Salt Ayre Sports Centre, on the cycle track behind the club house. The weather threatened rain but stayed dry for the race, we even got some sunshine at some points.
We set off, quite a crowded start but with the widening cycle path we were soon able to get into our pace. We ran the loop of the cycle track and then off out towards the Millennium Bridge (and water station number 1). We headed over the bridge and took a left turn towards Caton Road cycle track. A nice flat run along here soon ended when we were sent up the steps to the Lancaster Canal aqua-duct. The steps themselves did not feel too bad, but trying to pick up your pace again when on the canal path, legs wobbling, was tricky! Once they had stopped burning normal running resumed and we were soon marshalled off the canal bank onto the Halton Road.
Sat in the warm and dry I thought I would write about today’s 10 mile road race at St Annes. After yesterdays beautiful sunshine, we woke up to drizzle and grey skies. OK my idea of a stroll by the sea eating ice cream post race had gone out of the window but never mind. I had not raced for a while (excluding cross country) but enjoy running by the sea so thought I would enter this race even though I hadn’t trained specifically for it.
Hell up North did just what it said on the tin and did not disappoint. It was dirty fun with lots of like minded people. Battered, bruised and muddy but I had the best time I have ever had in a race. I am slightly battered and bruised, and still have mud under my nails, but yesterdays Hell Runner (Hell up North) was an amazing experience. Climbing hills on your hands and knees, running through knee deep mud…and the best bits, wading through liquid mud up to your arm pits. OK that bit was a bit smelly, but great fun all the same. What other experiences allow you to run around in the forest getting really really dirty? I felt like I was 6 again! Trail running at its best!