Result for the Stourbridge Stagger, 07-Feb-2016
Jackie Stuart completed this 10.4 mile, multi-terrain race, reporting:
On Sunday 7th I drove over to Stourbridge to take part in the 25th Stourbridge Stagger. The weather was good, cool but clear and dry. I parked in Stourbridge College (plenty of parking) with loads of time to spare and walked down to the start.
This was the first time I had taken part in the longer race; I have run in the ladies only 7k on about 3 occasions. Both runs start together in Mary Stevens Park and follow the same route for about 2 miles before splitting off. This is a multi-terrain run so I expected mud – I wasn’t disappointed! The route goes around football pitches, across a golf course, up and down muddy trails and paths, up some hills (sliding down some hills), around fields and a few roads before returning to the park.
I actually enjoyed this run more than the ladies 7k, even though I fell over. Lucky that there was a bit of mud to land on!There was more variety in the terrain and great views. It was well signed and marshalled, especially at road crossings. All runners received a memento at the end – a bright red towel which I will be showing off in the changing room after training. Sorry guys, ladies viewing only!
If you want to do this run be aware that it fills up early.
Photo by Tim Gardner (https://www.flickr.com/photos/31173840@N04/albums/72157662095054004):