Action Heart 5, Dudley – 26 Feb 2012

Jude Glyn reports: Described on Runners World as ‘Flat/undulating’, at 5 miles – well that’s less than 10K AND with a T-shirt for all finishers – I thought this would be a splendid way for a novice runner to spend a Sunday morning- even if I couldn’t convince anyone to join me!

It all seemed pretty well organised , there was plenty of free parking and we were soon off- albeit rather slowly due to the combination of congestion and traffic ramps in the hospital grounds! After the first two miles of a steady uphill climb I definitely felt Martin'(Foster)s remark ‘I believe it’s hilly’ summed things up rather more accurately than ‘flat/undulating’ but luckily for me I’d had the benefit of a couple of Hill Rep sessions this year (thank you coaches)-those were certainly put to good use 🙂

A welcome downhill and a flattish stretch through scenic Dudley led to a rather unwelcome final uphill climb towards the finish-nasty! As I approached the finish I was spurred on by a shout of ‘Come on Bournville’ (although I’ve no idea who that lovely person was!) My time was 42.30 which put me in the top half of the results- I was happy AND I got my first ever race T- shirt 🙂

Full results

4 Replies to “Action Heart 5, Dudley – 26 Feb 2012”

  1. Well done Jude! Great time, great report and hopefully, great tee shirt!! x

  2. Well done Jude, what a fantastic time you shoudl be very proud and thanks for the lovely race report. Congratulations!

  3. Well done Jude. This sounds like a testing course and your time & postition were great. Congratulations.

  4. Congratulations Jude on getting your `first ever T-shirt,` and on successfully completing what clearly was quite a demanding course —- there is undulating and undulating!