Mitch and Jackie Timms completed, according to Mitch, “the only Midlands’ race that mattered yesterday!”. I think they must have gone all Goldilocks, thinking the Ashby 20 too far, the Coventry half too short, but the Banbury 15 just right!
Nice run through the Oxfordshire countryside today for eight of our members. Perfect conditions for it too. No breeze, no rain, cool to start, warming up later, but never too uncomfortable temperature-wise, which is more than can be said for the course itself. A pan-handle rural route, with tough hills at 3, 8 and 12, but I suppose what goes up must come down, though you never really appreciate or remember those bits do you? The only ‘disappointment’ was the low turn-out this year, probably due to the Warwick Half just down the road. Finallly congratulations to Fi, who today completed her longest ever road race, great preparation for next week when she runs her longest ever road race – again!