Report from Mark Hall:
I drove down to South Yorkshire to run in this well established race. I have competed in this event many times and it never gets any easier. It uses a tough circuit with 3 hills in the second half. Today was made difficult by the very hot temperature. The cloud cover disappeared 5 minutes before the start and reappeared 10 minutes after the finish, making for a very hard race.
I was the only OAC runner. In the early 2000s this event was popular with OAC members, not sure why it is no longer. I remember winning the team prize with Julian and Ian in 2002. The event is well organised with an impressive prize list going down to 15th place as well as 3 prizes in each age category all for £8. A very recent event I did was the same price and gave a Toblerone as a prize!
The first half of my race went ok, however, the second half was a case of trying to hold on to a reasonable pace, (which I didn’t)
This race is not a PB course but it is really well organised, friendly with an extensive prize list and certainly worth doing.