Wellingborough Multi-terrain Series Round 2
On Sunday 3rd February Verna Burgess ran the 15k trail event at Irchester Country Park in Northants . It was the second event in a series of 3 races but the snow prevented her from competing two weeks ago. There were also 5k and 10k races.
It was a dry chilly day but the conditions underfoot were extremely sticky in places. Verna was OK in my Salomon Speedcross shoes but people in road shoes were slipping all the over the place – however it made for a chance to gain ground on the couple of hills. The 15k course was three laps of a route that crossed the registration zone twice so it is a nice event for spectators too.
Verna enjoyed the laps and settled into a pace she could maintain throughout the run. She passed plenty of runners on laps 1 and 2 but by lap 3 was running largely on her own. Verna was pleased with her run and finished 1st lady super vet in 74.39 – so mounted the podium in her Vegan Runners vest. There were about 350 runners. It was a great start to her year of free race entry with the event organisers Just Racing UK.