Whilst some Hotfooters were improving their map reading skills on Bethan’s navigation course Emily, Shazza, Lucy, Martin and Addy decided that this cheeky 7 mile fell race would be an excellent day out. After all, what could be more fun than 4 grueling uphill miles to reach the summit of Sugar Loaf mountain before charging back to Abergavenny?
The free bottle of ale for every finisher attracted a field of over 100 runners. Martin was first back in 1hr 07mins, Addy next at 1hr 12mins and third in Shazza at 1hr 16mins. Sadly poor Lucy and Emily got lost, went seriously off course, ran through snow and finished in just under 2 hours. (No doubt they will both sign up for the next navigation course to avoid a repeat occurrence!) Addy was the first Under 23yr old and won a magnificent jar of the finest Monmouthshire honey.
As we all know, proper nutrition is the key to every elite runner. And so it was that some Hotfooters, whose identities will be kept secret to avoid accusations of gluttony, refueled with the following food items in a nearby cafe… Apparently, cakes have less calories after races. A superb way to end the day!!!