Saltwell 10k 2010

[Sat 18th Dec 2010] 


Twas a cold and frosty morning and a week before Christmas and I decided to do a race instead of shopping, no brainer there you say.  The Saltwell 10 K is the oldest running race in the UK, the first one taking place in 1911.  This was the third time I have done this race but my first proudly wearing my BRC vest.  The course was well gritted and the marshals were an encouraging bunch.  The race is over three and a half laps and the hills really start to make themselves felt by the 3rd lap.  It was slightly disheartening when the leader flew past as I was 2 1/2 laps through the race and he was miles ahead of the rest of the field, as there was no more lapping, thank god!  Finally finished in a respectable 46:22 and this will be my one and only race where I will be 1st for the club, woo hoo !.  As I finally crossed the line I received a shorts glass and a miniature whiskey for my trouble, until next year,  Merry Christmas everyone.


Steve Dobby