CLUN CANTER (02/08/2019)

This is a “cheeky” 5.5 mile race forming part of the Clun Carnival. It attracts a mixture of fun runners and serious athletes from the various clubs which make up the x-country league so Addy and the Gazelle thought why the hell not. Unfortunately, nobody told them about the 1,155 feet of elevation that occurs mainly during the first mile and a half!
The initial pace was irrelevant, just trying to keep running was the sole aim.
 Learning from his tactical error at Pen-y-Fan, the Gazelle had a strong lead at the summit which he managed to defend crossing the finish line in 15th place with a time of 47 minutes and twenty seconds.
Addy was just over a minute behind. However, she was not only the first female junior but also the first female overall which secured her two individual trophies! How greedy is that?
In true carnival spirit the finish line was right by the pub. All the finishers were treated to rapturous applause from numerous beer drinkers.