At 8am this morning, I didn’t know this race existed. By noon, it had been entered on my list of races to repeat. Its distance may only be approximate, but it was small*, local**, low key***, cheap**** and absolutely teeming with familiar faces.
Thank you, King Danny, for the (inadvertent) heads up.
* Around 100 runners
** Organised by the Stragglers Running Club and based at the Cabbage Patch Pub in Twickenham
*** Manual registration and timing, marshals at key intersections, white arrows on the ground to mark the way and race numbers co-opted from the Claygate Country Five*****
**** The entry fee was either a Secret Santa gift (in exchange for a gift at the end) or £5 for the race with no gift.
***** Now on my list of races to try