Report by Jane Huws
Race date: Sunday 3rd March 2019
Organised by SBR Events, this was an event that consolidated a 5k,10k,10mile runs with 5k and 10k Canicross, and a 5k Nordic event. The start was ‘lively’. Weather was good – Storm Freya’s winds and rain kept at bay. The howling dogs in the Canicross 10k mass start was a spectacle worth the trip.
The route is an out and back along the TissingtonTrail. Nice scenery but basically straightline trail running. The tunnel very near the start caused a bit of slowing. as it was hard to get round people in the dark. Start near the front if you want to avoid that. Long slow hill out and easier back. Photographer on the course added some unpredictable runner behaviour. The full results are here.
In the 10k Martyn Taylor (unattached) was first man at 38.58 and the first lady home was Claire Thompson (Vale Royal AC) in 45.35 . 245 runners in total – two thirds of them women, including 3 Striders.
10 Mile Results
In the 10 Miles Jack Chennell (Higham Harriers) came in first at 59.21. First lady was Jamie Whittaker (Erewash Valley) 1.09.24. 345 Runners – two thirds women again. There were 3 Striders, with David and Catherine finishing 2nd in their respective age categories.
NB Running with a dog might not make you faster.