Keith Hall Memorial 10k

Thank you to Malcolm for sending his report and time through:

This was my first race, apart from parkpuns, since November 2022. This race is organized by Thorney Running Club and the race is in memory of the founder and former chairman Keith Hall. The pre-race information stated that parking was extremely tight, you could be excused for thinking that the parking was the local duck pond, the March rainfall had almost filled the trailer park they were using as the official car park. The weather forecast was for rain most of the day however the rain had stopped by the time we arrived at Thorney. A good thing as the race HQ and race start and finish was 10-minute walk away at Bedford Hall which is a historic building dating back to 1848. It was saved and restored as a community resource in 1981 with the main building opened as a centre for community use. An impressive building

Picked up my number and did some pre-run stretches. The route was very simple – an out and back course starting on Station Road, outside Bedford Hall, head into Thorney turn left onto Wisbech Road turn right onto Old Knarr Fed Drove turn round and head back to finish in grounds of Bedford Hall. A flat course on fully closed roads with a strong wind blowing across the open Cambridgeshire Fens. A well organised run with plenty of marshals and support, water station at the half way point medals to all finishers.

Chip time 50:42; Placed 128 overall from 228 finishers; 4th male 70+ from age group of 8 finishers.

Malcolm Senior

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