South Downs Relay

What a fantastic day we had! As a first timer I was extremely nervous and my preparation had been not quite as I’d hoped. But the whole day was about participation, determination, and a team spirit that was true to the Henfield Joggers ethos. Everyone supported everyone, from the fastest runner ( Andy) to the Fingerpostslowest (me) no one did anything except encourage, there was humour, and at the end of the day there was alcohol! It was great to finish leg 6 at Saddlescombe and see the welcoming faces of the Henfield Joggers marshals, though how we picked up Hugh along the way no one is quite sure yet? The photographs are all live in the gallery for everyone to share in the day. The sun shining was, of course, the icing on the cake. How lucky we are to have the Downs on our doorstep, there really is no other part of the country like it, and to see the whole length in a day, some of it ‘up close and Start Grouppersonal’, was a total joy. The 4.30am alarm was a bit early, but being at Beachy Head at 6am with the sun on the sea was fantastic…… 1.30am Sunday morning the bus was a little quiet though! There are so many people to thank for making this happen that I can’t list them all, and the many previous years that teams have run are all part of where we are today. However Mark and Richard must have a specific mention, because without them it wouldn’t have happened, Thank You! We had to cut down to only one team this year as people weren’t available, but we hope that we could run two teams again next year, if enough people show interest and if we’re allowed. I want to do it all over again, it really was that good!