Tom ran the half in 2:04:58 (chip time, gun 2:08:15), Malcolm the 10 in 54:49 (57:45) and Richard needn’t have bothered. Oh go on then, he crawled across the finish line in 59:06 (1:02:03).
Richard said: “I was hoping for a sub-50 and was doing okay until about halfway, although the sub-50 was looking a bit doubtful at that point, but then the heat got the better of me and I fried. Even though the race started at 9:20m it was already baking hot and there was no shade for the 10k.
“Lots of walking and wobbling for the return leg and the line of ambulances I’d seen earlier near the HQ all made sense. Thankfully I didn’t end up in one; a long sit down in the shade plus lots of water, Powerade (yuk), a doughnut, a banana and a beer put the smile back on my face.
“A great weekend away, and a brilliant event which has about 9,000 runners (including some Nordic walkers and the usual hilarious person in a mankini) taking part mostly from Spain (obviously), Sweden, Germany and the UK. Not as good as the Otley 10 though.”