Excellent race. Fantastic marathon prep but I enjoyed it and would do it again as a stand alone race as well. Organisation was spot on and marshals all great. Thanks very much to all involved. A great deal of effort goes into making a race of this length work so well and I am very appreciative. Hit hoped for marathon pace so good confidence boost for Chester. Definitely on my calendar for next year.
I am doing Chester and am really pleased to find this 20 miler. I did the Preston Guild marathon last year but with the Autumn Spitfire disappearing couldn't find an autumn 20 race which I think would really have helped with confidence. Great addition to the calendar.
I was out running my usual route along unlit country roads at 4.45am this morning when an oncoming car didn't alter its course at all meaning I had to dive for the verge. They very nearly hit me and slowed down and flashed lights and blared horn as they went past. I run with a head torch and covered in hi-viz and the road at that point is wide and straight and you can see oncoming traffic for a good mile and a half so there is no way they didn't see me. I have run that route without any problems for 4 years and this has really shaken me. I didn't get any of the reg number but it was a light coloured SPV with a GB sticker. Do I just hope not to see them again or should I report this to the police to put a marker down in case of further incidents ?