While Eliud Kipchoge was faffing about at the front of the Berlin Marathon field on 16th September, there was a significant run further back as James Graham made a tentative return to competition after a quiet period of racing.
James reported: "The conditions were ideal, sunny, not too hot and with a gentle breeze to help with cooling. I managed 3:21:49, which I was extremely pleased with as I have been struggling with various injuries for the past couple of months."
Despite his race rustiness, James was fourth out of 453 M65s in the race.
The full results are here.
The hastily-arranged trail run at Penshurst was blessed with excellent running weather with for groups led by Pauline and Jim. The Penshurst route is one of the least hilly but still features fabulous scenery and a handy venue for parking and coffee.
Although the next scheduled trail run is not until Saturday 8th December (from Godden Green), further runs will be arranged when the KFL cross-country dates are available.
Andrew Hutchinson was fastest and Graham Dwyer most consistent at the Knole House Relays organised by John Denyer on 3rd July. It was a great summer evening event in fine conditions enjoyed by all the participants. John writes:
Here are the full results for the Knole House Relay for you to mull over. Well done to our winning team of Laura, Simon and Marion who all ran very consistently throughout. It was I think our closest competition so far with just 34 sec covering the first 5 teams.
Many thanks to Josie for helping out with the timing and we all hope to see you back running regularly soon.