Report by Lisa Taylor
Report by Lisa Taylor
|Clive Golledge Memorial Relays
|Please score the following categories out of 5
|1 – A big up & a big down, so probably not likely to run your fastest 2.2 miles ever
|5 – A good turn out from the local clubs. Relaxed & friendly
|3 – Well organised, although a few people commented on feeling a little unclear of the route at times
|3 – Not the most scenic ever but not too bad
|Value for Money
|4 – short race but good supper J
|3 – Easy enough under foot & the hill shouldn’t really be too much bother for a Bounder J
|Club Support & Social
|5 – Great turnout of Bounders with 6 teams of 3 & support crew.
|Tell us more…
|Fast & hilly with pie
I’ve never run a club relay event before, so was looking forward to seeing what it’s all about. However, following a good few hours in the mountains over the weekend, my legs seemed slightly less enthusiastic than I was.
The race started at the Peases running track in Crook and Lesley & I arrived in good time to meet up and chat with the other Bounders. There were lots of shocked faces when we saw the extent of Sarah’s bike accident injuries which led to a last minute re-shuffling of teams.
Following a short delay the relays started at 7pm. The route starts around the track, then leads out onto the road, onto a grassy field, then onto a long-ish climb. A few twists & turns then a frantic descent back down to the track. It was a decent enough little route although working out which direction you were going in next was a bit confusing at times.
Having not done such a short race before I wasn’t sure if I’d like it or not but I thoroughly enjoyed it & I’ll definitely try to do more relays in the future. It was good to see there weren’t just the speedy ones there but there were runners of all levels.
Relays over, it was over to the pub for pie & peas, or a vast choice of sandwich option for non-meat eaters amongst us. We didn’t manage to retain the shield but our first team finished a fabulous 3rd place. Well done speedy ones J
A huge well done goes out to Sarah who despite a swollen hand, inability to move her arm/shoulder & too many cuts & bruises to mention still managed to put in a superb performance. True commitment.
We took 3rd place this year full results to follow.