Myself and 3 others marshalled at the Coldharbour turn and water station. Nearly 6 hours standing around in the rain passing soggy jelly babies, soggy Jaffa cakes and water to soaked runners. How mad is that? The other 3 were virgin's to Rob's mad events. I had no such excuse and can't say that I would have rather been running in yesterday's conditions.
However, we all really enjoyed it and did feel that we were being useful and many of the runners - tired, wet and cold - made the effort to thank us and some even managed a smile despite it costing them valuable energy.
On behalf of many of the marshals, thank you runners for making it an enjoyable way to spend 6 hours in the rain.
Hi guys. Good to see the banter is still flowing 3 years after I last ran SNOD.
providing I have no last minute ailments, this will be my 3rd SNOD and for the first time I have been able to convince 3 other club members from The Stragglers to join me. You should notice us as we're very wasp like. Yellow and black vests with a black foot on the back. I'm always willing to chat on the way round, I'm the short, bald one!
That was good. Plenty of mud to go with the numerous hills. Not too cold as the route is sheltered by the trees until the summit, which was like an ice rink.
Well organised and marshalled, as usual, and the t shirt, cap (great design) and the breakfast were ample reward. Thanks to all involved.