A lovely autumn Sunday morning in a picture postcard English village. This is the only race I've encountered where the runners are serenaded by a church choir (singing Jerusalem) and a prayer from the local vicar before the start.
Runners needed all the help they could get before some serious climbing - and a fast descent earlier in the race.
A lovely course made even better by some very favourable conditions. A very warm and welcoming race HQ at the local Junior school and cheery volunteers make this a fun event.
The 10k route was tough (as advertised). It is a good test of strength and stamina. A race to return to next year and, for those who haven't experienced the Frieth Hilly, one for next year.
Oh, and the profits go to a worthy cause!