On Sunday I alongside about 19 other Harriers entered the Tunbridge Wells Hospice in the Weald 10k, it was very, very wet.
I have run this race the last 3 years now and its a great local event, was a bit of a shame about the weather on the day as i think it kept the numbers a bit lower than normal but still was a good turn out of 457. Especially well done to the supporters and marshals who made it out to cheer people on as well.
Normally the start is a good atmosphere with lots going on but this year there were lots of people huddling under trees looking for shelter before the start so looked quite sparse, i managed to find a few Harriers to talk to before the race started. When we were about to start everyone seemed to emerge wet from the undergrowth. It was very wet.
Anyway once the race got going it was the same challenging course as normal. The winner and young Dillon Hobbs were in a class of their own for the race, I thought i had half a chance at a top 5 finish but lost touch with the next group about 5k in, however given the tough course and weather was pleased with the time.
Have managed to stitch together the results from who i saw, Strava and Ed’s photo’s, apologies if i have missed anyone. Doubt there were any PB’s and also the course appeared 100m odd short as the start seemed to have moved towards the loop so think they would not count Rye style.
Anyway great local race for a good cause. Will be back next year just hope for better weather.
|1||James Price||00:35:31||1st Man|
|12||Matt Usher||00:41:14||I think|
|25||Tracey Horne||00:44:22||1st Lady (TBC)|
|223||Richard H Martin||00:57:20|