We seem to of been waiting for Battle of Sedgemore 10k for ages, we’ve been out a few times to practice the route, in small groups, joining the Langport Runners for a medal Wednesday, as well as an on mass practice in the rain the other Monday.
In the end 16 (and Mark) signed up for the event and made there way to Huish on Sunday Morning. The weather was blistering, and the line for numbers was a bit manic, with over 400 runners taking part, admin took the brunt of the success, but coped well and the start was only delayed for 5-10 minutes.
Before long Nikki Small the RD was out on the balcony, dishing out race instructions in her own formidable style. After a quick cheesy warm up (I don’t do warm ups!) we were off.
I won’t go in to a blow by blow route dissection, but after a busy first Half a kilometre the pack spread out enough to get into a good groove, kilometre two and three both see the two big climbs of the course, but running on the marshalled road was a lot nicer than open to traffic the last time we did it.
Once the second hill is out the way, the turn onto the quiet country lanes is the enjoyable part of the run, weaving through the quiet villages, sneaking in a water spot just after 5.5k and heading back to Huish via Mulcheney.
Heading back to the school and across the great balloon finish line. All in all a great road race, brilliant support from spectators on route and well organised and marshalled by the Langport Runners, add ice cream truck, burger wagon, lovely cakes, oh and a brilliant medal, and all in all a great local race.
The BHAM! Runners, crossed the line in style, with plenty of PB’s, and support from and for each other… and looking awesome in our new vests… glad they arrived in time!
An extra well done to Jasmine who came forth in her category in the Fun Run!
(Where it reads Tamsyn, should say Rosie, should be changed by Tuesday.)
Thanks to Jasmine/Jake, Karen and Claire W for all the photos