On a dull and pretty cold morning I joined one other Massey runner, Peter Paprcka, for my first race of 2015 – the 10k at Fradley near Lichfield. We were ably supported in this by the presence of Dominic Lenehan, who’s shouts of encouragement were very much appreciated.
He did also point out that Peter and I would be first Massey male and female, which was hugely motivating !
It seemed a popular event with what appeared to be a sizeable and mixed field taking part.
It was a two lap run around the lovely Staffordshire countryside, fairly flat and mainly lanes; with some roads taken through a housing estate.
I started off a bit too quick, which I paid for in the first couple of miles, but managed to even out my pace and recover enough to speed up again for the second lap.
This was a very well organised run, good parking very near to the start, ample facilities in the village hall – again near to the start; and a pretty good finishers medal, kit bag, micro towel, water and fruit at the end.
Would definitely recommend to others.
Race Report by Mylénè Feeney