18 October 2015 – Thoresby 10k

I had wanted to do the ‘sister’ race (The Longhorn) earlier in the year but missed out.  It was the draw of the bling that got me to enter this one.  It is beautiful.

We went up to my dads the previous evening and stayed over in Rotherham.  The plan was dinner for 3 then he would come to watch – but he was not well so stayed at home for the event.  Mikes parents came over to support and it was nice for Mike to have someone with him.

The route took us into Thoresby park and along trails that are not normally open to the public.  Didn’t see any cows but did see a load of sheep running around laughing at us.  The woodlands smelled of autumn and it was a lovely sight as we ran to the finish line and all the trees were beginning to turn.

Which matched the medal.

And because the lady who came first was in the same age category, I got a trophy 🙂

Gun time: 48.01. Chip time:47.53. Overall 22/158. Female 3/111. Category 2/11

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4 October 2015 – Standalone 10k

Another one to run with Derek but he was still not well enough.  This year I recognised quite a few people so didn’t feel like the outsider anymore.

The race started and the hill that I managed last year somehow sapped all the energy out of my legs! It took me until we were well out of Norton to feel better in myself.  Then my pace settled into my natural happy pace and so I enjoyed my run.

There were plenty of people standing watching but the main road was a bit tough again – no supporters and cars zooming alongside us.  Marshals kept us nice and safe and it was good to have the occasional hoot from a driver as they passed by.

Got another tshirt

Gun time: 46.40. Chip time: 46.32. Overall 256/1276. Female 35/577. Category FV45 8/121