You had to be quick to enter the inaugural Red Buzzard race. Not running quick, but with a limit of just 100 runners for the first race you needed to get your entry in sharpish.
In many ways it was a shame that there were so few runners. The organisation, route, marshals and medals were all fantastic. I know how much work goes into these races and it doesn’t make much difference if you have 100 runners or 500; there’s still a lot to do.
A storm on Saturday had brought down some trees and forced a small route change. This didn’t detract from what was a lovely run across rolling hills and through pretty woods.
With around 500 metres of climb across the 20 kilometre route there wasn’t anything too daunting to run up or down. Mix this with brilliant blue skies and it would be difficult to find a nicer way to spend a Sunday morning.
And, the icing on the cake was that Kelly was first lady home in a time of 1.40. I finished in a more gentlemanly 2.30.
Well done to The Malvern Buzzards for putting on a wonderful race.