Report from the ‘Sway Five’ – 4 July 2010
David Long reports.
Well, where to begin with
this race? It was hot, undulating; the occasional gust in the face yet
very enjoyable, goodness only knows how that works. It had all the
ingredients for a brilliant race, hard yet not haunting. This consisted
of forest trails, the odd hill or two, some sand tracks and the
lovely gust of wind into your face, just for good measure. To make
things even more brilliant the final mile was a combination of
everything. Uphill, sand and wind into your face. Making it an
unbelievably easy finish. (Don’t worry; I’ll save some more
sarcasm for later on).
The race saw an all right
turnout with enough runners for you to tag on to, with many different
levels being performed. The WACer’s also had a good attendance with four
showing up to race. One being Nick Solomon whom always has a habit of
turning up to races along with us; it’s beginning to seem like the
The conditions were hot,
windy in places and hot, (did I mention it was hot?). This meant
that the race was much helped by the trees from the forest and provided
some shade from the sun, what happened to the good ol’ British summer
eh? That always seems to happen when you don’t want it too!
Overall, it was a fun
race. It provided a brilliant chance to put the racing shoes back on yet
challenged me enough to make it into a hard session (sesh!). I
would definitely recommend it again next year and of course encourage
you to partake in the runningtree series itself.
information found at:
–Roy Long – 30:44
–David Long – 34:01
Nick Solomon – 38:37
–Claire Scammell – 45:36