RAF Cosford XC – Police and Services League 26 November 2014

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.

One Reply to “RAF Cosford XC – Police and Services League 26 November 2014”

  1. I`m glad that you enjoyed the RAF Cosford XC Race Lesley,and didn`t have to stay too long in the woods! Congratulations on successfully completing the challenging 6 Mile XC Course,much of which must have been akin to a mud-bath.