Sunday 2nd April and it’s time to go to the forest … Winterfold Forest that is. Winterfold Forest is in the heart of the beautiful Surrey Hills and as the name suggests … well it’s not a flat run but it is a stunning place to run.
So team BVR come out in number …12 of us and all adorned in our club kit – what a great sight. Some of us decided to walk the course before the run started – I’m not sure if I’d recommend this or not … I was quite tired after walking it but it is a good way of getting to know the course and what’s to come….
So what was it like? Well we were running on good condition trail paths and there was actually quite a bit of tarmac too. Mostly the paths were quite wide so no need to worry about bottlenecking or such things. Marshalls were at regular points on the course so you never had to worry about going off course … and a cheer or two was welcomed as we went around. There were a few hills (that’s the elevation profile below). I have to say it makes it look quite bad … yes it was by no means a flat course … but we weren’t climbing Mount Everest either! BVR were also in fine voice at the top of that last hill which really couldn’t help but make you smile … then up a bit further to more cheers at the finish.
Now this (in my opinion) is one of the tougher of the MABAC’s but that did not deter our members as four of our twelve were joining the BVR team at their first ever MABAC – well done to Ian, Cyra, Bryony and and James and I hope this hasn’t deterred you from joining us at another one!
So how did we get on …. ?? Full results can be found at http://www.mabac.org.uk/results/17winterfold.html
As a team we were 3rd today and our overall position in the league is below. Sorry I couldn’t get the image to be any clearer but if you scroll down the page on the link above you can find a clearer version.
How do the points work? Well the first six men and the first three women in the BVR team earn points for their position and the rest of us will earn the BVR team 5 points for completing the course. I think we can definitely improve our position in the league so why not join the BVR team by coming along to one or two or more this year.
Each running club in the MABAC league organise one run in the year and the BVR one is next month on the 21st May … we will need help setting up the course but we also need runners as with other MABAC events so why not come along … you don’t need to pre-register … just turn up … details of the next one can be found on our facebook event or on the MABAC website.
Hope to see you at the next one…..