Well done Jenny McNamara who finished 5th lady in a very muddy Bath Skyline 10k last weekend!
Meanwhile Barry Wheller demonstrated that not all of us get slower with age, he reports:
‘Well the Southport Mad Dog was windy, very very windy, but delighted to run a faster 10k today than I did 9 years ago! 54 mins 19 seconds.’
Dave Arnold finished the Chichester Priory 10k in a healthy 40:28 190th of 1636 runners. Seen below with fellow vegan Matt Woodman (thanks for the photo Matt).
Nik Windle bit off more than he could chew at the TVOC Chiltern Challenge orienteering meet at Nettlebed:
‘Sundays orienteering experience at Nettlebed was an eye-opener for me. Having done a ‘Green’ course without problem last time I was reckoning on more of the same – think I should have looked a bit closer at the small print and realised that ‘very difficult’ might not be the same as ‘quite difficult’.
Anyway I totally failed to make proper use of the map and managed to ‘run’ more than 5 miles for a nominal 5km and took 1hr 25m placing me 58th of 58 finishers – just 7 minutes behind a 75 year old chap. Being as I didn’t know I was so crap till the results came out I actually rather enjoyed the challenge though was totally knackered afterwards. I shall return!
Funniest thing was that 2 other competitors approached *me* during the event to ask if I could show them where they were on the map which I’m sure is cheating but I tried to help. I must have been running in totally the wrong direction with a look of confidence on my face or something :)’