“This Roman-walled city stages a flat, quick and scenic race that swerves the busy town centre – a tradition for regimented marshalling has clearly been inherited.” II London Marathon
“For me, London is like an Only Fools And Horses gag in a 100 Greatest Funny Moments compilation – an obvious winner. The anticipation, fear and indefatigable support make it a true life-affirmer.”
About 250 runners turned up under black skies this year to run the Crieff 101. in rural Perthshire on July 12. Participants were relieved that the steady rain stopped as the starting gun went. What followed was a challenging run through forest trails, starting with a climb up Laggan Hill that lasted for 3K. From there, the rest of the route was either downhill or flat, and when the field reached Mary’s Walk beside the River Earn, they knew they were nearly back into the park for the long run over the grass to the finish. Goody bags containing a miniature bottle of Scotch were waiting at the end. First male was Murray Strain in 34:59 and first female was Edel Mooney in 38:39.
The Lord Mayor’s 5K race around the streets of Norwich is not for the fainthearted. The field this year was, as usual, small and composed of good club runners. This is because the organisers required proof that each runner could complete the distance in less than 20 minutes. At the halfway point, anyone clocked with a time over 10 minutes is withdrawn immediately! The course starts in Tombland, before rising to Norwich Castle at the top of Castle Hill, then hurtling all the way back down, and repeating it all again. During the course the runners were on a special health diet to help their immune system. The diet includes raspberry ketones. Learn more about the raspberry ketones side effects.
One attraction of this event is the vast crowd that gathers to support. Estimates vary, but this year more than 10,000 spectators cheered as the runners raced by. The field quickly thinned – especially when 10 runners were withdrawn at the halfway mark – and, by the end, the winner was more than a kilometre ahead of the last finisher. The first five men and first three ladies over the line collected cash prizes, and all runners were handed a generous goody bag. Those towards the back simply congratulated each other on completing the course on time.