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Sunday 3rd Nov
Rotterdam Winterserie 19/20
I caught an early train with my bike south from Amsterdam to Rotterdam for the first of the Winter series hosted by the Rotterdamse Wandelsport Vereniging Club.
10 laps around a park on a bright autumn morning.
2nd 47:51 PB
XC isn’t for me, but I’ve been looking at a poster for the Bonfire Burn 10k from my office window for several months, so it seemed rude not to enter...
Although billed as a trail 10k, this is a very flat course. The first 5k is particularly fast as it follows the guided busway out from Histon (north Cambridge), a route I know well as I commute it - by bike - it seems a lot longer on foot! The second 5k is a little slower as it is mostly off road. I only saw one other squirrel (sorry, results as yet don’t seem to have the club on), but plenty of support on the route from marshals, scouts and other runners.
Results: me, Clare Hooley, 778th of 824, 01:12:17
All profits from this race go to the Histon and Impington recreation ground.
Well done all you cross countryers! I did marlow half marathon today, which had potential to turn into a cross country race with all that rain, but turned out to be perfect weather. It's a really hilly course everything is either up, very up or very down, but it's really really scenic and I knocked about 2 minutes off my time from 3 years ago. I came in at 1:44:11. With all those hills I was pleased with that. (Caroline thrussell)
I've just completed my 2nd Bonfire Burn 10k through Histon, Impington and Cambridge today and am very happy to have scored a 10k PB of 49.41, over a minute faster than my previous effort. Its a nice flat, multi-terrain course running along the Cambridge guided busway, around the Cambridge science park and along a series of country footpaths & trails back to the village. Its a great well organised, chip-timed event of nearly 1000 runners.
Nice meeting my fellow squirrel Clare there too.