Jump on for the Flying Fox 10
The penultimate race in the NSRRA programme.
Remember, remember the 7th of November which is the date for the Flying Fox 10 race on quiet country lanes in the Staffordshire countryside. Starting at 10.30am from All Saints First School, Standon, this is a testing 10 miler for the legs and lungs with NSRRA points at stake.
The Flying Fox 10 miles is Race 19 in the NSRRA programme of league races for 2021. A well organised event from Stone Master Marathoners (Stone MM) where runners can go like a bat out of hell – on the downhill sections - it is a favourite with many people who enjoy the course and scenery. A good way to spend a Sunday morning in the company of like-minded souls and a few inclines...
For those looking to ‘go hard or go home’ and have a crack at the course record, it currently stands at 53:35 (set by Ben Gamble). Not an easy task by any means.
The course consists of one small lap and one larger lap and is a challenge for the experienced runner as well as the newcomer to the distance. Leaving Standon it continues through Weston, Bowers, Chapel Chorlton and Maer before finishing outside the Race HQ at the school.
There are prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female, age group awards and teams. Every finisher receives a memento.
Then relax over a hot drink and food with others, taking the time to have a catch up after 18 months of stress and uncertainty caused by the pandemic. Thankfully, we are (almost) back to normal.
Tempted? Enter the Flying Fox 10 at the AV Timing website.
Image courtesy of Paul Glover.