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Temple Newsam 10 miles

Report by Katherine Richardson

Grim up north running are renowned for their good ‘bling’ upon completion, but they’re also known for lapped races so they can cater for all distances of running.
In my case this caused my mind to play games on me, wanting to give up and drop out early – my ankle was hurting and my legs felt tired from the summer social the night before. The whole course was up and down and some very boggy patches.
By mile 3 I’d given up and decided to get round the first lap (5 miles) and call it a day. Until I got to the lap finish / start of lap 2 which was slightly downhill, and one of the marshals shouted I was currently 3rd lady. Hearing this along with the slight downhill gave me the boost I needed to push on through. The whole course was tough but it was a beautiful setting and I managed 3rd lady after all, with a time of 1:29.