Up to Cannock Chase for the West Midlands Relays. Not a huge turnout, but a good atmosphere. And a run-in that will go down in O lore as one of the toughest ever. The last 200 metres was straight up hill – 50 metres of climb!

I was running in an Ad Hoc team with George Chambers and Julian Green and we came a respectable third. My time was 44 minutes for 3.1 km, which I was pleased with, considering there were five climbs altogether. Another Harlequins team, Hoc Chocolate, came first. Well done, guys! here they are, Lester, Nigel and Laura:

Congratulations also to the Hoctegenarians, Colin, Barry and John for winning the men’s Supervets contest. This year’s Men’s Open Champions are Michael Barnby, Mikey Hopkins and Iain Stamp of Walton Chasers, who completed the 16 km in 118 minutes.


Photos and more photos

My route: