A perfect Autumn morning, with a crisp Wedgewood blue sky, prevailed over the beautiful Meon Valley across the water in Hampshire as super duo Peter and Jodie Wilmott took on this formidable half marathon.
Starting at Meon Hall, our super speedsters Peter and Jodie Wilmott stepped out from their camper van Gus into the glorious winter sunshine onto the startline to set out on this small but friendly race.
A quaint old train track saw them through the first couple of miles before the 512ft of elevation started to kick in.
“It was tough,chalky, steep hills mixed with energy sapping, slippery, wet and muddy farmland sections thanks to the previous night of rain” said Jodie.
And from two experienced off road runners, you know that means it was no picnic.
Onward they both continued, Pete Striding ahead into the countryside toward Hen Wood and East Meon.
“The course was really well organised, signposted and friendly. Everyone was so chilled and happy”
The pertinacious pair negotiated some huge inclines along the way, but were rewarded with some glorious vistas across the Solent to our beautiful island home before descending on a well earned downhill couple of miles to the finishline back at Meonstoke.
Peter finished in a fantastic 1.37.40 24th overall and 5th in his age category.
Jodie was over the line in 1.53.36 7th female and 4th in her age category.
Looks like they are returning to form after periods of injury for both of them.
Great running #teamwilmott