This year’s races were held in Gagliano del Capo, on the south-eastern tip of Italy. On this occasion runners were required to run up (nearly 400m in all) and also down (some 260m), on rocky paths, stone steps and some grassland on top. Our very own intrepid Sue D competed, over the longer 11km course (basically 2 laps, whereas the older runners ran just 6.5km), and finished 22nd out of 74 in her race, and was only just behind the first GB runner in her age group. On the world stage, in heat of over 25 degrees (more than enough when you’re racing uphill), she will be very (but quietly!) proud of her performance.
Late news – Sue won silver in the team results, for the FV50s. Fantastic (just hope Mark’s all right!)