‘Cooking’ Cosdon Race report

On the catch up, but determined to get back on track, before this Wednesday’s race at Postbridge. Belstone village fair , Cosdon and 27 degrees were a nice mixture. A restricted field meant a few unable to enter but what a cracker of a race.

Sam Deller leading the pack
Tim Lenton approaching the last ‘up’
A very competitive post race egg catching comp

After the short junior races, the seniors set off at 2:30pm – just cooking nicely by then. As usual a scramble for the first down the steep descent to the river, this was led by TAC runner Sam Deller who held onto the lead all the way to the top. Quite an achievement in itself as finding a non- ‘huge lumps of grass’- ‘i cannot see where my feet are going’ line up to the cairns is a real challenge. ORC Andy Vallance did his special wide berth route and still made good time to the top!

The lead changed several times during the descent, which normally involves everyone having a least one tumble. Tim Lenton (Axe Valley) doing his usual find a cracking line making quite a few places to get back into the front pack.

Eventual Winner Ceri Rees from Wild Running in 30min 37sec, closely followed by Sam Priday- ORC in 30:42 and then Tim Lenton in 30:46, Sam Deller not quite able to keep the pace ending up 4th. First ladies Lucy Walker of SWRR in 38mins 21 sec and Charlotte Walker TAC in 39mins 31 sec.

Well done, ORC, on a great race, real nice atmosphere with many runners and families staying on the green with the ponies, sheep , egg throwing, music , cake and refreshments -what’s not to like!

See you all at the next one.

Richard SWFellrunners