Devil's Punch Bowl 10k

Race Date: Sunday, 30/09/2018
Race Distance: 10 Km

A very pleasant place to be on National Get Outside Day. Organised by local club Haslemere Borders AC who posted plenty of marshals along this meandering route; comprising a short lap followed by a longer undulating loop, dropping down to the depths of the Bowl and back up. As expected, it was dry, stoney, uneven, tree debris-laden underfoot to remind you not to be too distracted by the delightful surroundings. Plenty of jolly whoops from the mini participants of the preceding three junior races. Closely followed by a 5k (for over-12s and adults) and then the 10k for seniors-plus. Glorious morning sunshine and reasonable start time allowed for the completion of the race before the masses of public descended. Credit to the HBAC last-runner-marshal Dave who chaperoned me for most of the distance bar for the last 400m when we caught up with his club mate hindered by a niggle, giving me the low-down on the various viewpoints and location history.