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The Black Rock ‘5’, a traditional Friday evening event, now in its 25th year. Not quite 5 miles, undulating course, mixed terrain. Can’t be all that bad, right? If you’re a runner who likes to keep your feet dry and your racing flats pristine, then perhaps not. If you’re a runner who is allergic to sand and a bit of cold sea water, then it’s probably not for you either! But if you like the occasional unusual event to break up the monotony of your regular training runs and mass participation events, then this one might be for you. And, if you like the idea of a free beer when you finish, which you can wash down your post-race burger with, (you can even have the burger before you run if you like, eh Murdo?), then you are probably already checking the tide charts to work out when next year’s race will be held.
Another excellent turnout of ERN members for this always popular event. A breezy and chilly spring evening didn’t appear to have put off the runners, or the healthy number of spectators, and perhaps helped by the very low tide, some excellent times were achieved. The thought of the beer and barbecue at the finish probably helped a few people get round too! Well done everyone!