The final race in the Harriers XC series, the aim of the event is to improve upon your time from one of the previous in the series. Athletes are given a handicap time based on their previous race and set off in staggered intervals. Alison Butcher was our only runner who set off on the challenge. And a challenge it would be, after two races and several weeks of rain the course resembled a mud run rather than a XC event. ‘It was definitely quieter than previous years, the mud was deep, fields were squelchy and wind was gusty but I enjoyed it’ Alison said. Still she did a tremendous job on the difficult course finishing in 1.13.38 and making the top ten ladies in the event! ‘I was a minute or two slower than the January one, on the last lap I nearly lost my shoes!’
Great job Alison!