Tuesday, 13 July 2010

The 10k race

Team FODAD - Gav, Dan, Beck, Danielle and Tom - completed the Frampton 10k event last night.  After a hot weekend, the conditions were perfect and with large crowds gathering on the village green, there was a sense of anticipation as we warmed up at the start line.  Some were contemplating setting personal bests; others just finishing. 

We set off and waved as we passed all our followers - if there were a prize for the best supported team, we certainly would have one that!  As the race continued, experience began to show with Dan and Beck striding forward and up there with the leading pack.  For those of us who had never done 10k before, we were now regretting our lack of preparation!

Meanwhile, the supporters started munching on a picnic, the scale of which drew envious glances from many around.  But 40 minutes later, the smoked salmon had to be put aside as Dan entered the finishing straight and, despite having been ill, was the first team member across the line followed closely by Beck.

A while later, Gav put in a final sprint to cross the line in a time much better than he had ever expected followed closely by Danielle and Tom who had put in a herculean effort and had to run the last mile with no trainers.

It was a great evening out for both runners and their supporters.  There are too many people to thank individually but thanks to the generosity and support of our sponsors, we expect to have raised well over £2,000 for The Friends of Della and Don.

And there's more to come... Don & Tess doing their 10k walkathon and David and the gang at Nature.com with their 10k in September!!

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