Cotswold Classic Witney 10m
|Date:||13th Sep 2009|
This is advertised as a tough 10 mile one lap road race in the picturesque Cotswold countryside: it lived up to that description.
Having driven round the course beforehand, I knew there were a lot of sharp descents and ascents. Even so, when I was running I found the difficult bit was an endlessly long but gentle climb of about 90m, the gentle hill lasting for 4K from Crawley to Leafield. When quizzing people before the race, Richard had warned me about this, and it proved to be quite a challenge.
The race took part on pretty country lanes and roads where there was little traffic. It was sunny and warm, but not too hot; there were water stations at 5M and 7M. The race was very well marshalled and marshalled with enthusiasm!
Besides the individual prizes listed below, HRR (Sandra Wolanski, Sally Howard and Sarah Farrow) also won the Ladies Team Prize.
The race was also a county championship race. Sandra Wolanski, Sally Howard and Adrienne Hopkins won the Gold Ladies County Team Prize.