Saturday, 15 May 2010

BMAF Relays

After a very easy couple of weeks trying to get the mojo back it was all too soon time to travel to Sutton Park for the BMAF Road Relays this weekend. A Friday night drive, a truly huge pub meal and a bad night's sleep in a B&B somewhere near Keele weren't enough to put M off a fine run, running down one age category for our V35s team. Determined to get a run but with no team mates to join him, M ran a great first leg finishing in a fine time of 16.40 on this almost 5k course. Even if there was no man to take the baton, what a hero!

The relay course is a toughie, 2 out of  3 miles being uphill to meet swirling winds before the final mile chasing team places and trying to keep the veteran legs turning over at a good pace. I ran leg 3 in the Bingley LV35s, defending the title we won last year. I set out taking over from leg 2 in 7th place and 2 mins behind the leaders but managed to chase down enough places to hand over just 2 seconds behind the leading lady. A bit too much pressure for our fourth and final runner who managed to bring us home to win bronze. I also got a hefty silver for second fastest ladies' leg of the day in a time of 16.57. A nice little sharpener and a relief to know there's still a bit of speed left in the old legs yet. Results here.

3 comments:

  1. Just pleased to hear that your ok and back to some running form again. Well done.

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  2. Congratulations Sarah, two more medals for your collection, a time to be proud of and the smile on your face in the bottom picture tells us you really enjoyed it.
    I was thinking of you a couple of days back when running the Barden Bolton Abbey circuit, a wonderfully undulating route through bluebell woods interspersed with flat bits, up one side of the chattering river and down the other, a fartlek session you'd have really enjoyed. Not that I'd have been able to keep up with you!

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  3. so pleased to hear you sounding more positive-and speedy- again :)

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