Lesley Pymm reports: This was the second event in the Police and Services League and the first time I have run this one. The race briefing was certainly different. We all stood on the start line and then a loud siren/foghorn sound went off. We were told that if that noise was heard during the run it meant that a plane was making an emergency landing. If we were on the airfield we had to run towards the woods and if we were in the woods -stay there. We were also warned not to drop any litter at all as this can affect the engines of planes.
This is a 3 lap XC course. It starts with a run around the airfield and then we dropped onto a muddy track that we followed until we dropped down a ditch and onto a path through the woods. This leveled out and running was flatish – but very muddy. After a while we had to run up the hill again. This was quite a steep and long hill through the woods and I was gaining on people.
Again it leveled out and it was easier running before we got to another shorter incline and then around some buildings and onto a path that took us back to the start area,
Two more times round and I did overtake a few runners. It was just short of 6 miles. A really interesting course and an enjoyable run.