Muddy Boots 10K, Ripon, Sunday, February 8, 2009

Jean Gillespie

On a cold, frosty but beautifully clear day with lots of sunshine Maggie and I turned out to take part in this fabulous multi terrain race. The route delivered exactly what its name suggests, plenty of mud. There were also icy paths and frozen tracks to negotiate which made it difficult underfoot, lots of snow to run through and breathtaking scenery (or was that the effort on the hills?) The race was well organised, the marshals cheered and supported. The toilet facilities (we can only speak for the ladies) were clean and well stocked with loo rolls and hot water ran from the taps… Oh joy There were hot drinks and home- made cakes available in the school hall afterwards. The hospitality was first class.

All in all a terrific day. In fact we enjoyed the course so much we went round most of it again!

We then ventured into the market place where we discovered a super cafe serving home made cakes and scones and a great cup of tea.

A definite for next year.

Results

Pos Name Club Cat Pos Time
1 Paul Stevenson Pudsey & Bramley M 38.32
2 Sarah Dunstall Kendal AC F 38.47
154 Jean Gillespie F 56.13
270 Maggie Thompson F 68.17

304 finishers.

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