Chris Williams Reports:
"Picked up my sparring partner Henry Downes at 6pm and made of to Weedon arriving at 6.30pm on a beautiful warm evening. After registering I had a good look at the great selection of home made cakes and cream teas and watched all the runners crying their eyes out and licking their lips ! In fact I was humming "should I stay or should I go" as we made our way to the start.
So at 7.45 we were off and it wasn't long before I started to remember that I can't run in the heat, even though it had cooled down quite a lot it was still too warm for me and I thought I might crash and burn in this race. And crash and burn I did spectacularly at 4k .We were told the course was hilly but wow ! I nearly had a nose bleed ! I had to walk for 4 or 5 minutes until I was able to start running again and was glad that I took a break because having a gentle jog and enjoying what I thought was a very good course turned out to be the better option. The hills kept coming and just as you thought you were over the worst, at 7k came a mountain which made me turn the air blue ! It went up and up and up to 8k where I'm sure I saw Edmond Hillery with a marshals bib on ! most of the remaining 2k was then down hill apart from a little climb at the end for good measure. I don't know all the Harriers that took part as I only saw the backs of their heads ! I finally got over the finish line in a tragic 51.05, my slowest 10k for about 5 years. But I must say, Weedon is well worth running if you fancy a challenge. I'd have another go at it in cooler conditions. Henry was asleep when I found him, he got in, in an impressive 44.49.
So another one in the bag and hopefully I can make amends this weekend at Dunstable" Chris Williams.
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