The second of the club championship of the year saw 10 Croft Runners setting out on this fast paced 5k run.
Pre race advice from Mike involved not going too fast at the start, as it was the only bit of uphill challenge along the whole course and to make sure that we were aware that the finish was not as soon as you return to the leisure centre but around the track.
It was, as promised a fast paced race, along Roman Road the sun was low in the sky and blinding but apart from that there were no hidden surprises and it was possible to maintain a steady (and in my case, tiring) pace.
John Barnes, now running for Cheltenham Harriers came in first with a time of 16.15 and first lady home was Christine Jones of WVR in 20.28.
First Croft Runner home was Stacey in 4th place in a time of 17.05 , Toby Austin 11th in 18.08, Sam Mayglothling 17th, 18.34, Garry Gunner 22.01, Jo Marriot 8th Lady, 22.10 , Nicky Turvey, 10th lady 22.55, Sam Harper 23.33, Tom Davies 24.45, Liza Austin 25.28, Rachel Nelson 25.35.