Route Descriptions: Very good - only got lost once due to the public signage for the turn off obscured by trees and bushes. Map also provided.
Checkpoints: Good with homemade bread and butter pudding at each stop
Volunteers: All very friendly
End: Medal and BBQ - couple of veggie burgers for me
Check event information here.
My cousin and Aunt, knew how a lady tyre should be dressed up and so Tam was made glam with a little lip stick and and some "bling bling" and so she swagged about in this event and got a 08:30:00 PB in 26.2 miles
Throughout the entire race we were seeing runners and of course loads of Fetchies passed us. Nightjar first in the carpark; Anna and GymFreak - am sure she's following me :o) - and many more whose names I don't know. In fact this was a total FetchFest! Due to the staggered start times of runners, we saw many more people than normal right up until mile 20!
About the Route
When one thinks of Stevenage, one doesn't think excitement! My aunt and cuzzy go there shopping and shopping does not do much for Tam. Although it was rather bizarre how she enjoyed the fuss they made of her. Guess I hadn't realised how girly she was!
The route started across a grassy verge, into a park and some roads, housing estates, the local football club, marshes......nothing really to report until we came to the edge of a village called Chapmore End.....A runner exited from the village muttering something under his breath about the checkpoint being in the village.
She is a natural kind of tyre-gal!
Thank you to my relatives for putting us up; Uncle Wayne for being there as always; and to all the runners who donated on the day and online. All proceeds have been given to Earthwatch.
Also thank you to the race director for allowing me to take Tam on possibly her last outing.