Shouldham Woods XC Series – Sunday 16th October 2016

It was a proper family outing to Shouldham Woods on Sunday 16th October in the first of the Ryston Runners Cross-Country series.  Billy Life’s little brother ran in the Under 9s, his sister in the Under 11s, Billy in the Under 13s and Mum and Dad as Veterans.   The distances varied with the adults being the longest at 5k.  The course wound through the trees, sometimes muddy, sometimes grassy, sometimes sort of sandy.  There were several uphill parts and an occasional downhill!!

Billy came second in his age category and keeping it in the family so did Mum Vicky.  The next race in the series is 13 November and is a 9k, the following race is 6.5k.  You can register on the day and it costs £4 for adults and £2 for children.  Details are on the Ryston Runners website. We hope to go back and it would be great if there were more Jags next time.  One thing – don’t expect any changing facilities, or toilets for that matter – there are plenty of trees to hide behind.