I didn’t run well but it was a good event and other than my shocking pace (or lack of) it was very enjoyable – seemingly taking inspiration from the Olympic athletes and their decorated, kit matching nails does not help you run like one!
It’s a relatively small event with about 360 runners in the 10k race and less than 100 in the 5k route option (we all set off together and they did 2.5km up the loch then back). It was well organised, plenty of parking available at the park, proper toilets with no significant queues, chip timed, decent goody bag including a water bottle and some snacks, a medal and technical t-shirt in ladies sizes and fit (yippeeee!). The focus of this event seemed to be very much about running being an all-inclusive sport and encouraging women to run but without some of the pink girlie “fluff” you get at other women only events! There weren’t many club runners, and definitely no elite finish times so it would make a really good entry level event or first 5/10km race, and run/walkers would feel very comfortable. Pacers were provided for 50, 55, 60 and 70 minutes and with a relatively flat course it has definite PB potential.
The ERN ladies had a great morning out with a reviving Toby Carvery roast lunch before heading home.