While looking for my photo of Birches Valley I came across this pic of the HOC event by the Severn the following weekend.


After saying that I’d never retired from a race, I discovered in an old AdHoc that I’d retired from the club championships at Postensplain in 1995. I can’t remember the circumstances, but I’m guessing it was either because my knee went, which it does from time to time, or because the course closed before I could finish.

Anyway, the results show that I got round okay ten years later, though 47th out of 60 on Green was nowt to write home about. Interestingly (?) Winsplits shows that my run was purest mediocrity, with no leg 20% worse than any other. In those famous words: Slow but sure wins the race. (Not.)