Oundle 20

On Sunday 17th March Ollie and I went up to Northamptonshire to run the 2nd Oundle 20 mile race. We had entered last year’s inaugral race when there wasn’t a 20 on the KGP list, but the race was postponed due to the Beast from the East and we were allowed to defer our entries. Fast-forward 50 weeks and I found myself with 2 envelopes from Nice Work containing two 20 mile race numbers! With Ollie unable to run the Lydd 20, and me overdue a trip to see my folks, we decided to run.

The course followed a lovely undulating route along very quiet country lanes, taking us through quaint stone-built villages. Support was pretty good for a small race, though my views may be biased by the ever-present support drivers who were crewing for some runners at roughly my pace. We were hampered by very strong headwinds for some sections of the course, though thankfully no fallen trees as we had at Lydd!

The race was well organised and we would both run it again.

First man was Phil Martin of Peterborough AC in 1:58:14, first lady was Jennifer Ansell of East London Runners in 2:20:39

Pos Gun Time Chip Time First Name Surname Race No Category Cat Pos Gen Pos
85 02:41:15 02:41:06 Hayley Larkin 16 Senior Female 8 21
115 02:47:37 02:47:28 Oliver Smeed 25 Senior Male 31 81

Hayley Larkin