The Weald St George’s 10k has always been a favourite of mine, not least because my wife and I got married at the church (St George’s) in the village a number of years ago. It is a lovely village and I have missed the race over the past couple of years due to the impact of Covid, so it was great to see it back again.
I went out for an extended warm up before the race began and decided to tackle the tough hill which faces runners on the final stretch to the finish. Suffice to say, it was harder in the actual race, as you can imagine.
I finished in 34th place in a chip time of 46:48, whilst the male and female winners were Steven Frogley (Brighton Phoenix) and Rhiannon Durant in 35:52 and 43:25 respectively.
Mike Sharp (another Harrier) came home in a chip time of 53:37 in 84th place. It was great to chat to Lyndon Jennings as well, another Harrier, who I have not seen since pre-Covid. He was supporting his son in the 2k fun run.
It was lovely to soak up the atmosphere before the race with a church service on the green and afterwards by enjoying a sausage roll from the local scout group. All in all, a great event and one which will continue to be an annual event for me.
I hope some of you will be able to make it next year.
P.S. Just a reminder about me running the London marathon and raising money for the Big Issue Foundation. Thanks to those who have already donated, but if anyone else is interested in donating, do check out my page