Well done to our two teams who competed in the British Masters relays at Sutton Coldfield today. It was drizzly and chilly, so we were very glad of our smart new gazebo - even though there was some trial and error involved in setting it up correctly.
The format for this high-quality national event is legs of a fraction under 5k (with added hills in the first mile due to a course tweak this year), with 6 runners in the 35-44 age group teams and 4 in the 45-54s.
Our 'youngsters' finished in a superb 8th place with a combined time of 1.46.30:
Jim McConnel 16:34
Ed Price 17:06
Ryan Smith 18:28
Stuart Overton 17:50
Darren Matussa 19:00
Adam Bowller 17:32
Our less young team was incomplete due to last-minute injury, so Nick M heroically ran the first and last legs. We knew this meant we would not be included in the final rankings, which show us as disqualified:
Nick Malpeli 18:54
Andrew Leach 16:44
James Walsh 19:44
Nick Malpeli 19:38
There are some photos on our Flickr site - link from the homepage.