On a wet and windy October morning, some 182 stalwarts assembled outside Wythenshawe Hall for their weekly five kilometre workout. Luckily the massive branch had fallen across the path before we set off.
Before the run I chatted with Fast Michael and agreed to try to spur him on to a sub 24 minute time. He was doing well, pictured below leading the pack, when passing the obstacle on the first lap. After that I managed to encourage him until we caught up with Young Joe at the end of the first lap. I then handed the ‘keep Mike going’ baton over to Joe, on the grounds that he shouldn’t allow himself to be headed by somebody who is well over 50 years older than him.
Sadly, Joe failed in his task. He headed Mike by a second, but they finished just a few seconds outside the 24 minute target. Nevertheless, given the trying conditions Mike should be pleased by the consolation that he came home second on the age related list. Well done! I finished some way behind them both. The results are here.
Meanwhile, you’d think these ladies would get dressed before arriving at the start. Wouldn’t you?