The race start which saw the brave souls compete in this 5km race.
Trudi and Jim
Trudi won the race and Jim took part as well as presenting the medals as CCBN Sports
This was the 7th Annual Fun Run and maybe the last time it will be hosted by Blackthorns
Sun Club near Bedford, Bedfordshire.
There were 7 Men and this year there were 2 entrants in the Ladies category, which
is double the usual number!
The Race took place over 5km.
Some might take it more seriously than others but they all put in practise and were
determined to do their best and improve their own lap times.
We had runners arrive as early as Friday night to stay over and prepare for the Sunday
event. In fact we had one runner who seemed to spend all day Saturday circling the
club site and never appearing to tire. When he wasn’t running, he was in the pool
swimming! What endless energy he portrayed!
There was a little disappointment in the air when it was decided at the last minute
to change the route of the run. Instead of the usual 3 laps of the whole site; along
the paths, in and out of grassy areas and through the wooded part of the club grounds;
the Sports Officer decided necessary safety precautions had to be taken due to the
conditions on the day. The recent wet weather suggested the usual route might have
slippery areas and present a risk of injury. The run was therefore limited to 8
laps of the roadway.
This circles the interior of our lovely woodland setting. It is not as solid as
a public highway but it is hard underfoot compared to the usual ground.
It might well look and sound easier than the more varied course but the road is deceiving
and it is not as level as you might first think!
To many of us, just walking round once is a fair example of fitness and to run round
is beyond the majority of us; but to run round 8 times is really an achievement and
the entrants certainly earnt their medals and deserve our admiration!
The youngsters took their turn and with a mixture of running and walking they all
completed their course of 1.6km. Again, they are to be admired!!
Look out on the CCBN website and in their magazine, for details of where the next
run will be held and meanwhile, keep practising!!
The rest of us will continue to be dedicated supporters and spectators!!