Nipped down to Tintern Abbey for the Offa’s Orror race this morning; 20Km with 1600 ft of ascent (nice mix of units there, taken from the race web site). This web site is sticking with shillings and quarts.
I took Lois with me and she put fliers for the Brecon Fans races on all parked cars in the area, some of which may have belonged to runners.
Last time I did this race, in 2007, Mynydd Du took team prize with 2nd (Martin Shaw), 3rd (me) and 4th (Dave Finn), but this year most members donned the colours of their road/XC clubs. And while I ran 1:25 in 2007, this year I was pretty pleased with 1:28 (old age and injury taking their toll). But talking of old age, this did not stop Martin Cox (V40) winning easily overall. Rob Gordon was 3rd in about 1:23.
In the ladies race, Emma ran well to take 2nd, behind some scrawny lass from Cornwall with an impressive 6 pack.
I made all the ladies swoon at the finish, partly with my devastated looks, but mainly with my bleeding nipples…
Results are likely to appear on the Chepstow web site race page in due course.