The day started early, with the runners setting off shortly after 7am. The weather was incredibly changeable, starting off as sunny and humid, followed by bouts of pouring rain and thunderstorms, interspersed with more sun! Fortunately, the runners had plenty of support from other club members and family who met them at various points along the course to provide fresh clothes, snacks and endless amounts of cheers and encouragement.
All six runners completed the course, some in the dark! Charlotte was the first HRR finisher, completing the race in a very speedy 12 hours 16 minutes, giving her 106th position overall and 24th woman. She was followed by Lucy (13h 33 mins), Simon (14h 20 mins) Nicola (14h 58 mins), Zoe (16h 8mins) and Rachel. It was a great day out and, as spectators, we were inspired by the incredible achievements of the runners who were tested to their limits – both physical and mental. While they are enjoying a well earned rest from intense training, many of us spectators are tempted by the idea of entering next year’s race!