24 WAC runners and some very welcome supporters shared a day at the annual Ekiden Relay at Woodbridge School, a 6 runner relay over a marathon distance. From a non-runners perspective it was a glorious summer's day. From a runner's perspective it was VERY hot.
The results were close, with only just over three minutes separating our first three teams. The winner, by just over a minute, was Team Burgess (Tash Rout, Carl Hipperson, Oliver Timpson, Cindy Burgess, Andy Preston and Ivan Colman):
1st Team Burgess 3:24:19.2
2nd Team Lock 3:25:32.9
3rd Team Jones 3:27:22.4
4th Team Fickling 3:40:23.9
The best WC 5k leg was run by Danny Reeb, in 20:47, the best WAC 7.2k leg was run by Sam Russell, in 27:50, and the best WAC 10k leg was run by Andy Preston, in 40:05.
Particular thanks to Sam Russell, Andy Preston and Roy Harvey for stepping in for those unable to take up their places. Also to Marianne Defernez for timekeeping.