On Sunday 15th February 2015, an intrepid team from Blackwater Valley Runners attended the Bramley 20/10. Some of them completed the 10 mile course, while others went for the 20 mile course. Whatever was run, it’s clear that a massive amount of effort was put in and our members are well on the way to their marathon and half marathon training. Well done to everyone who took part.
The weather was pretty close to perfect for the run with an undulating two lap course. A cool start took us all out of Bramley and up the first hill as we turned onto the main loop away from the town. We then weaved in and out of some country roads and up a couple of hills at 6 and 8 miles, before the long downhill back towards Bramley with a cheeky little uphill about 1/2 mile from the end. Those people doing the 20 miles got the joy of being told to go right and do it all again.
Congratulations to the entire team that completed the course and there were some fantastic notable performances. Scott Kennedy managed to run the 10 miles in 58:07 (chip time) and came 7th overall. Amanda Bailey ran 1:37:59, nearly 10 minutes faster than when she last did it and Claire Stevens broke 2 hrs for 10 miles running 1:58:24 (great achievement).
In the 20 mile runners Ed Bailey ran a magnificent 2:26:43 and Linda Radford running her first 20 miler ever did 3:31:04.
Great effort by everyone and all feeling it now. Here are a selection of gorgeous images of us in full flow.