A fantastic turn-out for the inaugural Port Sunlight 10K, perfect weather and a great atmosphere. It was my first race since the Liverpool Marathon and after 7 months of doing next to no training, it was a relief to know my legs remember how to do it!
Aside from the beautiful houses and stunning Lord Leverhulme architecture, the camaraderie from runner to runner, club to club and the residents left the lasting impression in my mind. Having moved to East Anglia, I’d forgotten what a warm and kind running community exists in the North West. So many friendly faces exchanging thumbs-up and nods of recognition.
The course was a speedy, flat two lapper surrounded by beautiful green lawns, well-wishing residents looking on from their deck chairs and powered at the mid-point and close to the finish line by a much appreciated Samba band in glittery blue costumes.
You couldn’t fault the organisation. There was no shortage of water, food, free massages and even a merry-go-round for the children. The marshals were great and metres away from the finish gantry was a stunning fountain spraying a fine mist to the delight of young spectators and sweaty runners alike!
Well done to Val from my aqua-jogging class and Eunice from Penny Lane Striders. We’ve all been out of action since the marathon and hopefully this lovely race marks a fresh start for us this season. Keep up the good work ladies!