Also on Sunday, Stephen Boyes chose to run the Waendel Walk Marathon in Wellingborough instead of taking the more usual option of walking it. He was pleased with his time of 5 hours 29 minutes and the fact that he only managed to get lost once and visit a village not on route which added an extra two miles. He didn’t mind too much as he saw it as extra training for the Forces March in 10 days. Visit Steve’s Just Giving page to support The Veterans Charity.
Meanwhile, Steve and Judy Davey took a trip to Combe Sydenham Country Park near Taunton to take part in the Black Death Run. This boasts itself as a very challenging off road run taking in over 2800 foot of climb. It was the first time they had taken part and they did find it tough. Despite this, the views were beautiful on a gloriously clear sunny day meaning you could see for miles. The run is so named as the route passes through a hamlet wiped out by The Plague in 1349. It was disconcerting for runners at times as they kept coming across marshals dressed as Grim Reapers pointing the way. Steve finished in 1:30:44 in 30th place and Judy finished in 1:37:55 in 60th place. The race was won by Martin Shoots in a time of 1:17 and there were 261 finishers.