Mud, Hills, Styles & 15 Miles!!
Four adventurous runners took the Boston Community Runners colours over to Harby in the Vale of Belvoir for the annual Belvoir Challenge and what a challenge it is. A 15 or 26 mile run across farm tracks, fields and trails through the beautiful hilly countryside. Simon Pickwell, Martin Tebbs, John and Sarah Burton took part. A mass start at 9am on Saturday morning saw over 1000 runners set off from Harby village hall and headed over the fields and woodlands taking in Strathern, Eaton, Branston and climbing out of the Vale to the woodland crest just outside Belvoir. The weather was perfect with beautiful blue skies and the checkpoints offered the runners hot and cold drinks and snacks and sandwiches that would be the envy of a lot of cafes! John Burton and Martin Tebbs crossed the line in 2.29.01 and 2.29.02 respectively giving them finishing positions of 125 and 127. Simon Pickwell finished in 2.31.46 in position 141 and Sarah Burton managed to complete the course in 3.26.17 in position 445 giving her a PB over this cross-country distance. After hot soup, a warm drink and apple pie at the end the Boston runners headed home having all achieved times to be proud of.