Saturday, 14 July 2007

Sandy Slither 10k

13th July 2007

Soggy Sandy Slither - 6 mile beach and coastal path run from Lower Largo to Elie in Fife. Very wet and windy throughout, with headwind most of the way.

Set out with lead bunch of John Hargreaves, Chris Russell and Jeff Farquhar. The pace seemed slow, but running into a headwind, I didn't want to go off the front, so just sat in across the first bay.

After the caravan park and coastpath the other 3 made a slight gap, but I caught Jeff on the slippy steps after the mast hill. Jeff caught me back just before the final mile of beach, and it was pretty much neck and neck until the last few metres where I just managed to open up a slight gap as we hit heavy soft sand for the run into the finish.

Torrential rain scuppered the post-race barbeque. Instead we were crammed in the Ship Inn with steam rising from the recent activity.

Race Profile Race Route The Start The Start Race Winner - John Hargreaves Soggy Finish Megan Mowbray - 1st Lady Thanks to Adrian Stott of Run and Become for taking the atmospheric photos!

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