Photos of the Raw Energy Pursuits Firle Half Marathon and 10k are now available online. Click here to go directly to the pictures : http://gallery.sussexsportphotography.com/a.tlx?k=460zev2
Once again the team from Raw Energy Pursuits had booked the good weather for the Firle Half Marathon and 10k events. Held in the grounds of the Firle Estate with the course climbing up onto the South Downs this is challenging and scenic event.
The day was well supported with over 430 runners taking part with plenty of local club vests on display. Greeting them at the finish, a sports drink and shoulder bag, with massage available, Cliff bars on sale and Countryside Catering providing much needed bacon rolls and cake for re-fueling.
First to get underway were the runners in the Half Marathon followed 45mins later by the 10k
The Half Marathon was won by Robbie James from Lewes A.C beating last year's winner into second place.
Matthew Eade of Seaford Striders came home first in the 10k to retain his title for this event.
After the winners prizes had been presented there was a prize draw for all those who had put their race number into the pot. As you can see there were tons of prizes to go round and it was a good excuse for people to stay on a while after they'd finished the race and swap race stories. It also stopped the second half of the field from feeling left behind as there was good atmosphere and support for everyone as they came in to the finish.
Once again a another well organised event from Mick, Steve, Nigel and the rest of the Raw Energy Pursuits Team, the last for 2009, and we look forward to more in 2010.
All the photos are now available, simply follow this link to the gallery page http://gallery.sussexsportphotography.com/a.tlx?k=460zev2 and enter your race number in the search box at the top of the page, or browse through the pictures.
See you out and about at another event soon !