HOOHAAH THETFORD FOREST 10k 11/03/2018
Myself, Elly Young, Sonya Wragg, Joanna Cottrell and Jackie Gooch made the trip down to Thetford for the Hoohah Thetford Forest 10k. Hoohah events raise money for a chosen charity in this case Addenbrookes charitable trust and runners have the option open to them to raise sponsorship although this is completely voluntary and not compulsory.
The race village itself is based at St Helens campsite a short drive from the A11 car parking is on a field so can get interesting if it rains ( as I found out when it came to leave!!), We took the short walk to the start where after picking up our race numbers we met Paul Rodgers bringing the Jags tally up to 6, A line of portaloos is on hand for any last minute calls of nature and a Gazebo is provided for Baggage storage.
At the start line we were met by the very enthusiastic Ben who led us through a very energetic 5 minute warm up before handing us back to the race director who unleashed 511 of us on the forest at 10am, The course winds its way around the forest over the occasional moderate incline on mixed terrain of tarmac and dirt track and is a really nice route to run with a water station at the half way point and people dotted around the course cheering everybody on.
I was first Jag home finishing 12th overall closely followed by the lovely Elly Young who scooped the 2nd lady trophy for her efforts next up was Paul then Sonya followed by Jo who managed to secure a place on the day Jackie completed the Jags charge on the forest finishing shortly after. Post race we were treated to a bag of crisps, bottle of water delicious home made flapjack and of course the race medal. Post race massages are also available as well as a coffee stall we opted for the latter and headed for home all in all a great morning out highly recommended.
|Nick Hudson||43.27||12th place|
|Elly Young||44.22||2nd Female|
|Paul Rogers||45.18||24th place|