Wednesday, 22 June 2011

The Chevening Run

On Tuesday evening I attended my secondary club for their annual event called the Chevening Run, this is a major event in the Club's calendar which can see up to as many as 100 runners taking part.

Chevening is famous for the large manor which is the grace and favour house of the incumbent Foreign Secretary and is surrounded by some beautiful scenery which takes in vistas of the North Downs and the Wealds of Kent and is one of my favourite areas to walk and run. I started off with the middle group and ran to meet the slow/short group, a distance of approximately 5 miles which was a long and continuous up hill with a height gain of about 480 feet. We then continued on, picking a few other runners and continued on to the North Downs Way and down the escarpment where we bumped into the fast group and then the slow group coming in the opposite direction.

At this point someone estimated that there were approximately 100 runners descending or ascending the hill, an awesome sight with the majority in bright yellow club vests....brilliant. At the turn around point we grabbed water from the tap and hosepipe of Chevening Church and then reclimbed the hill towards home.

At mile 10 I suddenly found my legs were fluid, my lungs clear and my breathing good so went for it raising my pace. I soon found myself in the zone and pegging back to base ahead of the pack.

A wonderful run, with a great group of people but WOW a 100 person pack run, just brilliant

1 comment:

  1. Sounds really great. You certainly had a good run.