Well done to those West Midlanders who ran well at BOC today. Foremost among them are new national champions Andy Hemsted (M60), Sheila Carey (W60), Jane Christopher (W65) and Hilary Simpson (W70).

Meanwhile I’m here in Birmingham saving up my brownie points for the JK weekend! It’s been a relatively quiet week – I ran in Stourbridge on Thursday night, another good run, and last Saturday I took Catherine to Coventry for the busy event at the scout camp there. OD are rather generous in their course classification. The “yellow” course we went round was a very pale shade of yellow indeed!

Update: successes in the relays… OD 4th and 5th in the men’s and women’s premier respectively; HOC 7th and 4th in the men’s short and M40 respectively. OD 1st in mixed-12, M14, W14, W40 and  mixed-60. Congratulations – the Droobers maintain their winning ways!

Although we Harlequins aren’t as competitive, the club has an excellent participatory spirit and I’m looking forward to being part of one of our eleven teams at the JK.