Kings Forest Half Marathon – Saturday 12 October 2015
Two Jags, Clive Steward and Scott Shrubsall made the trip across the border into Suffolk to run a new for 2015 Trail race, the King’s Forest Half Marathon. There was also a full marathon option but it was agreed after completing the half that neither runner fancied a second lap!
After a shortish (about 1/4 mile) walk to the start there was a race briefing and then the run was under way and straight into forest tracks through pine forest. This opened up and the early morning rain and cloud had cleared to make for a warm start to the race. Various changes in terrain followed from sandy tracks to gravel and finishing with grass, the threatened muddy section turned out to be a bit of a let down and easily missed.
Clive proved the fastest of the Jags finshing well up the field in around 1hr 45. Scott not too far behind finished in 1:50:49 – times by Garmin.
Feed stations were well stocked and runners received a race t-shirt and medal. For those running the Norfolk Coastal Marathon or Half in October you’ll be in for a well organised and enjoyable event!