Thanks for the kind comments, folks. It makes all of the hard work worthwhile! We were relieved that the weather played ball. The provisional results will be on our website shortly www.almostathletes.co.uk.
Psychosian: Linda's sister June was doing the teas and coffees today. I never knew Linda, but I know she was a tidy runner. I hope we did her proud today.
Hi agan Vicky. Hope your son's foot gets better soon. Maybe he can come and support you and your running buddy with your hubby if the weather's decent? Just to let you know that there's no online entry for this event, but you can enter by snail mail in advance or on the day (£2.00 extra). No need to send an SAE as numbers are collected on race day. Cheers - LP.
I have done this race before and am also one of the organisers for this year's event. It is a charity run in memory of a former Almost Athlete, Linda Franks, so we keep our costs to a minimum in order to maximise the donation which we can make to local charities. All this is a long-winded way of saying that there won't be any medals However, there will be a small goody bag containing (non-shiny) food items for all participants, and we also sell a fabulous selection of homemade cakes in the community centre to replace the calories burned. If we can tempt you despite the lack of medal, then you can enter in advance or on race day, if you prefer. We hope to see you there!