Race The Train

Date: 15th Aug 2009
Distance: 14 miles
Full results: http://www.racethetrain.com/race-results2009.html
Type: MT

Tywyn - not quite Ibiza but it does have a SPAR and a few take-aways!! About 1000 runners come into town for Race The Train weekend (4 races), so book rooms very early.

As for the main race (Rotary Challenge) it's quite tough, especially the second half that was very slippery and muddy this year due to morning rainfall. I wore road shoes whereas everyone else had fell shoes so that cost me a few minutes in the race. I only fell over twice though (excuse the pun)

I once asked Barry Burlingham if he had any tips for this race and he replied 'grow one leg longer than the other for the steep grassy slopes'...trust me...he wasn't kidding!

Do this race, its good fun plus the organisers put on a great event and beating the train was an added bonus!

1First runner1:21:18
64Raj Sharma1:41:24
152The first train1:47:59
959Last runner3:34:14
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