Runners are issued with detailed instructions to help them navigate their way around the full 16 mile route, or a shorter 10 mile option. Both routes are multi-terrain, in every sense of the word, and were very very muddy in many places. The thought of the warm pasty and mulled cider awaiting them at the finish spurred them all on to cover the 16 miles in a time of 3 hours and 40 minutes. The participating Harriers were all of different abilities, but, in the true spirit of this type of event, they all pulled together with the faster runners going on ahead to open gates, check the route and then double back to assist the slower members over styles and through muddy sections. All eleven, and one Harrier guest for the day, enjoyed their muddy day out and the training will have stood them all in good stead for their own personal challenges and running plans that await them later in the season.
2 Trigs (a.k.a. Scott Jordan) chivalrously assists Nicki Kelly through a muddy gateway!... Thankfully the navigation side was safely in the hands of other members of the group though!! ;-)
Group photo at the start: will they all look as fresh at the end?!
L - R: Jane MacDonald, Susan Hill, Lorraine Kirby, Tony Hatchard, Scott Jordan, Terry Oldham, Bob Keast, Dawn Teed, Guest, Amanda McCann, Nicola Kelly, Lorraine Gilson.