Road Running Report – 26th August 2020

As you can see from the results section Steve, Kelly and Elspeth were the first to try one of Nice Works new race format under their Covid restricted guidelines.

Kelly has kindly written a race report below.

Well the course was a tough one – very hilly, but so well organised. Staggered start times, every 5 mins 10 people went off. Not many people entered so we had some gaps in between too which helped parking and toilets etc. Our temp was taken before we were allowed through to be called to the start line, we then were called forward individually and had to stand on an allocated spot which was 2 metres apart from the others in the group and then we were told to start. They placed the faster runners at the front so no problems over taking etc. At the toilets we were all given a antibacterial wipe to use for handles and door etc and they were well stocked with anti bac gel. Only 1 water station on the course for those doing the 10 miler which involved a table of water bottles that you picked up yourself and the same again after the finish. To be honest everyone took their own supplies so wasn’t needed, but good to see some if you did  forget. Medals will be sent out after the event in the post and no loitering afterwards. 

Although it was a completely different atmosphere as you would expect and it wasn’t very busy, the marshals were fab, you felt safe and at no point did you feel as though you were putting yourself at risk. It was just so nice to be involved in an event again and take part in something that was so well organised, we will definitely go to another.

For anybody interested after reading Kelly’s update Nice Work are organising further events of this type at Rye, Folkestone and Tunbridge Wells in September with further events planned. See the Nice Work website for details.

John Tolhurst

PWAC Road Running Rep

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