Exe-rated runners!

Exe-rated runners!
The successful Harriers team, en masse, at the Erme Valley Relays, July 2013

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Chair is in his off-road element again!

On Saturday 15th September, Harriers' chairman, Bob Keast, travelled a little further afield than the local Jurassic Coast race, as he was in the Brecon Beacons to take part in the Mountain Trail Challenge.

Fantastic weather greeted the participants on the day as they set off on either a 20 mile or 30 mile route. The event is not a race but rather a challenge against the terrain and yourself. Entrants can go at their own speed, running as much or as little as they please, or just walking the whole lot. The aim of the day is to just get out there and enjoy the stunning mountain scenery, which was at its best on the day as clear skies made for some spectacular long distance views. 

Chair, to be found in his most natural state when off-road, opted for the longer 30 mile challenge and was out on his feet for about 8 hours covering the distance. He coped fine on the day but reports feeling a little sore and stiff the morning after! 
As this picture, taken by Bob, shows, this is a must-do challenge for anyone who might enjoy a non-competitive but fully supported day out in the stunning Brecon Beacons. 
Pre-registration is now open for the 2013 event, which will take place on Saturday 14th September:

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