What a hot day to paint Fair Oak red, white and blue. Our club championships were outstanding to say the very least.
So many HERC runners turned out on one of the hottest days of the year to pound the pavements through Fair Oak and Horton Heath. Our 40-49 year old men set the pace with five of them taking the first five places.
The competitive spirit was embraced by all and the run through shower kindly rigged up by a resident of Burnetts Lane was a welcome refreshment close to the halfway point.
For some it was a first attempt at a 10k race, some of the more experienced went all out and some achieved PB's. Some of us struggled with the heat and some of us embraced it. Well done to all the winners and runners.
The support was amazing with family and friends at the start/finish and around the course. Thank you.
A special mention to our Ladies Champions who won the overall team race and to Lisa Trendell who helped a first time 10k runner cross the line in true style.
Next year will change the dynamic, ages will increase but will speed decrease? We can't wait! All results are below.
Photo's courtesy of Paul hammond