Port Lympne Challenge 10k Race Report
A small but plucky band of TRAC athletes competed in the aptly named ‘Port Lympne Challenge 10k’ on Sunday. This new Sporting Events UK charity fundraiser takes runners through Port Lympne Safari Park. The event must rank amongst the most extreme 10k races in Kent. The course included 245 metres of elevation, rutted fields and monkeys ’shouting’ at runners. There were three waves on the start line – cheetahs, antelopes and monkeys.
Womens’ captain Nikki Boyes conquered the heat and the hills to finish as 5th lady and first lady in her age group in a field of 400 runners with a time of 57:46. It was a brutal course. Karen Moys finished 4th in her age group. Jon Holl as adjudicator for the race ran from the back with the ‘monkey’ wave.
A great medal and an ice cream were called for to celebrate team TRAC’s success 🏅🍦