Always a tough race but has become something of a classic. Having been run for many years in conjunction with the Ipstones Carnival. This year the start and finish were at the village hall and not at the fire station as previously. Once on the road though the course was the same. A long uphill start that goes on for over a mile before dropping down. Again from just before 4 miles there’s another big hill before finishing. This was my first race since coming home from Greece, I was able to meet many of my friends from different clubs, including my rivals over many years, Mick Beardmore and Stan Winterton.
I last ran the race in 2013 and this year I was pleased to finish first in my age group, especially as the prize was in the form of chocolate.