Tintern Trot – 4 July 2019

This was the second in the Chepstow Harriers series of 10k (ish) races and the only evening one – the other two were on Sundays.  It was a lovely run – but I did find it very hard and came very last!

It started very close to Tintern Abbey and went off over the bridge over the river and then along trails.  Initially these trails were alongside the river and pretty easy, but we started to climb and the couse became a lot harder.  I was still suffering with some pain in my foot and some instability when running off-road, so I got to know the sweeps very well.

There was a lot of running on uneven, tree-root strewn paths in the woods, which was really lovely if difficult for me.  The weather was good, which was just as well as they let me finish.  Had it been bad, I suspect that I would have been sent back a shorter way.

I really did enjoy the run and the atmosphere back at the race HQ was so good.  As usual with Chepstow races, the quality of cakes was good.

These are races organised by club runners for runners – they do not cost much, but there are no rubbishy goodie bags or medals – just good events with cake!  Thoroughly recommended.

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