Ted Pepper 10k Race a Report
Three TRACies travelled up to Hayes as the weekend to take part in the Blackheath and Bromley event that had been postponed from the Kent Championships from 2020, and was also the SCVAC 10K championship for which one senior member of our party was out trophy hunting.
The race was held on a nice interesting course that starts off with 1 ½ laps around the Norman Park athletic track before venturing off road, on a course fitting for a KFL cross country race.
So not a PB course, but a pleasant hard workout none the less. I think for all of us, our main priority was not falling over, and injuring ourselves. So taking the knurlier sections, especially through the woods with a modicum of caution, was the order of the day.
I am happy to say that we all succeeded in that department, for a change which was really helpful as we all have events coming up that we are preparing for. I am also not that fond of people bleeding all over my upholstery too, which might seem a little selfish.
The race was well run, as you would expect from a seasoned athletics club with runners setting off in staggered groups of 30 runners at 3 minute intervals. This allowed the field to spread out safely, which was good in preventing any runners bunching up on the narrower sections.
Definitely* one that I would recommend, and possibly enter again. (*for those who watched line of duty, I checked the spelling before sending this off).
We were all happy with our efforts today. Pam having done a 50Km race three days before in London and having returned to cycle racing and I don’t do as much running as I would like too.
89th place Michael Philpot 47.54
156th place Glyn Jenkins 55.00 1st V75 and SCVAC V75 champion
172nd place Pam Philpot 57.06 3rd FV60