Junior Race Report by contestant Olivia Cox-Williams,
I missed the first race of the series, so this was race one for me. It was quite warm and I was nervous. We got there early to warm up and run the course first. I had done it a few years ago but had forgotten where it went. I wish I hadn’t as I remembered the hill! I then did some drills, but as we were so early I warmed up too soon….oops.
Before the race, Andy, one of our coaches did a warm up. It was quite fun and not like the usual drills we do, I then joined my team mates at the start. Once the race started my nerves settled. There were lots of Marshalls on the course so I really didn’t need to worry about the course before the race; it would have been hard to get lost. I ran down THE hill and to the turning point, I was really enjoying it as people were clapping us all the way. Then it was time to run back up THE hill. It’s actually quite a short hill but it’s definitely hard work for me. Once at the top I know the race is nearly done. There were lots of people cheering all the runners and I like that. I got to the finish line, but wasn’t sure where to stop so kept running. Overall it was really fun. I had wanted to go faster but I enjoyed it all the same and can’t wait for the next race.