I entered the Broxa Breaker as it was a brand new event, a reasonable price at just £15 for the half marathon & for a good cause, The Army Benevolent Fund & Macmillan Cancer Support. The race was part of Hardmoors so I knew this would not be an easy flat route.
Numbers were to collect behind the Village Hall in Scalby on the day, I was a bit concerned as there did not seem to be that many participants gathered for the race, however, I got my number & started to get ready for the off.
The half marathon set off at 9.45am. Not far in to the race the I got to the first hill & thought oh dear, I must admit I did struggle on this & was right at the back, but a mile in I saw a friendly face, my partner, waiting for me to help me get round, thank goodness.
The route then took us across farm land & more hills but I did appreciate the beautiful scenery & was glad of my running support as it seemed a lot of the markers had been removed by persons unknown & I am not the best at reading maps.
Around 3 miles in I saw one lady dropping out & heading back to the start, but, I could never drop out of something I had already started unless I was physically unable to carry on, so we plodded on, running through woodland, streams, a ford, mud & more hills.
There were 2 check points offering refreshments & sweeties which I was very grateful for. There were a few people who got lost on this route mainly due to the markers being removed but I am glad to say I found my way back safely … with help.
I must say although this was a very tough race, I did really enjoy it & the views were absolutely amazing, and it was 13.1miles not any extra as with most Hardmoors races. At the finish I received a goody bag & a medal, there were also cakes, etc on offer for runners too. I really hope this race goes ahead again as I would definitely put in for it.
Unofficial time 3hrs 35mins. Job done.