Groggy Doggy Cross Country Run – 26 December 2016
Groggy Doggy Boxing Day XC Run, Outney Common, Bungay
Billed as being set in a rural riverside setting with plenty of mud!
Indeed we were not disappointed, there was plenty of mud. This was Adele’s 4th time competing in the Groggy Doggy XC and it has become a favourite of hers.
This year Adele was the only Jag running in the event, although was accompanied by two of her children, who ran in the junior event.
It was a very mild day for the time of year, 15oC, but also very windy which made it feel a lot colder than it was.
The senior race consisted of 1 or 2 laps a total of 5 miles. There was also the option of running in fancy dress and/or with your dog. This year, runners with their dogs started 2 minutes behind the start of the senior race. This was so much better and avoided any dog tripping accidents at the start.
The route took you across muddy fields, up paths and through a river, although there was the option of a foot bridge for those that didn’t want to get their feet wet. The race was hard going, but good fun, and there is something exhilarating about running through the mud. But if nothing else a good way to ‘blow away the cobwebs’ and burn some extra calories from the excess consumed over the festive period.
Adele completed 2 laps without a dog or in fancy dress in a time of 48.38!!