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A good turnout of fancy dress at the Mince Pie 10 miles, making it the furthest anyone I've seen run for a single mince pie and a medal ! It was also nice to see the end of the water works for the past four years and the return of the course to it's original route with the lack of the large metal boundary fences getting in the way as they used to.
Very well done to Geoff and all the Seaford Striders for the colossal effort in putting on the race - 81 marshals throughout the route !!
The Hogs Back race was also well attended again this year with 536 finishers along the 11.7km route. The strange distance is mitigated by the fact it is in the shape of a pig, and so was the medal this year. Perhaps they should rename the distance of 11.7km a "hog" ?
Call for Entries:
The RPAC Holly Run next Sunday 14th December in Reigate Park - XC races from 8yrs old up to seniors
The Brutal Longmoor - the day after Boxing day 27th December - Beat the flab !
The Serpentine 10k - New Years Day 11am post hangover cure
Over at Guildford it looked like this on Sunday morning:
|Locals led the field out at the first point|
|Clapham chasers got chased a bit before the hill climb|
|Downhill though the village before back into the Loseley estate|
|All good to be back in at the finish|
Meanwhile over on the Sussex Downs:
|What gives you wings ?|
|Deer Kay getting out in the rein.|
|giving it full power in the last mile|
|the run back into the sun to the finish|
|A little Christmas Fairy|
|Debbie brought her own sparkly snow with her|
|Santas Elfs smiling up the hills|
Tomorrow (Tuesday) the Running Awards shortlisting from all the voting in the first round will be sorted out and we will find out if we are in the final 4 for blogs. Many thanks to the 294 of you who clicked through to vote and I hope managed to vote. I'm not sure it will be enough but it is much appreciated even if it isn't !!
Finally, come and join us over on Strava for your running training for some winter season training motivation and sharing http://bit.ly/SSP-Strava
Until next time, keep running