Fittleworth Flyers Five – Race Report –
9 Joggers turned out on this cloudy, humid Sunday morning. Despite a slightly rocky start as the Fittleworth Flyers had no record of our entries, we managed to get everyone a number just in time. A quick dash to the starting point and we were off! Some of us had heard dirty rumours that this was as challenging as the Roundhill romp, and luckily I think we all decided it wasn’t that bad… I mean challenging. It does however have enough hills to make this run rather demanding, and by no means ‘easy’.
The course has some lovely wooded parts and also goes through some beautiful country lanes. At one point there was even a lovely cheering squad who didn’t seem teamist and gave encouragement to all runners.
It was great to see the return runners going past and we were able to give each other encouragement. Alan led our team to victory, followed by Fabian and Kieran. We all gave each other a quick well done as we passed each other and luckily I wasn’t the only one to mistake Louise for Nikki as these sisters could pass as twins!
At the end of the race, in true Henfield Jogger Style we all rewarded ourselves with a cake from the amazing selection that the Flyers had to offer. We all agreed that the true reason we get involved in these fun runs has nothing to do with personal fitness, getting points for the club or being competitive. It is of course just to have a reason… no an excuse… to eat lots of lovely cake.
ALAN BARWICK: 41.27
FABIAN KAELIN: 43:22
KIERAN LEVER: 47.34
DANIELLE KAELIN: 49.06
LOUISE LEVER: 49.09
GILL HAMILTON-ORR: 49.35
NIKKI HARGREAVES: 50.23
LIZ PAMMENT: 53.12
ALISON TURNER: 53.15