By Rob | June 21, 2016
Thanks to Lisa for the following communiqué:
There was a good turn out of Team Sphinx for The Arden 9. A slightly odd distance for some but the perfect opportunity for another social gathering. The late start on Fathers day meant a bit of a lie in and time to open presents for the fathers amongst us. Mitch aside who was feeling slightly concerned having not even received a fathers day text. This was soon resolved as (ailment free) Jamie and (£2 for an expresso Dave) stepped up as honoury sons for the day. A good show of Mitche’s ‘Go faster socks’ could only mean one thing, Mitch had now become style icon. They are now going on eBay for twice the value!
As we set off temperatures were soon on the up as well as spirits as we were one step closer to the pub. It was a great course which was well marshalled. As usual The legend that is Tim Numan was snapping away at mile 5. I couldn’t decide weather to work my face or flying feet so I did neither as my now bored Massey pacer ran off into the distance leaving just me, myself and I for the remaining 4 miles. I’ve been left wondering if we can fund Tim to do a photoshop course to make me more photogenic!
A few miles from home came the lake where there was an array sugar daddies with their rods at the ready. If this had been tinder I would have been swiping left and they’d have ended up in the lake.
This was Vicki’s longest run to date in preparation for a potential half marathon. She exceeded her own expectations and unleashed her inner athlete. Vicky didnt need a hand as she stormed the finish saying ” I’ve ran 9 mile for no medal” . The goody bag in itself was a little disappointing, if you were quick enough you were worthy of a banana where as the the lesser athlete ended up with a packet of buttons, a broken pen (if you were lucky) and some out of date sweets. We did receive a fab t-shirt though so all is forgiven! As we went off to local pub the White Lion we realised it had (aa) in the post code. A sign perhaps…
Photos by Tim Nunan: