Egham and Thorpe 10K

Race Date: Sunday, 02/02/2020
Race Distance: 10 Km

A RunThrough organised event starting and finishing at Egham Cricket Club. 400+ in the 10K running alongside a half marathon. Only saw James in his Windmiler top in the distance. Fittingly for the first weekend of the Six Nations I lined up behind the Royal Holloway University Students Rugby squad in their full (green) kit. Made for a fun run. First passed the open side flanker and left wing. Then the number eight. Outside centre and second winger next. Fullback taken on a small climb. At 7K we started a 2K shallow drag up alongside the M25. Was surprised when the fullback passed me early on this drag as I'd increased my pace. So my end game was in place ... catch the fullback. Kept the distance at around 30m. One last turn and there was the unmissable RunThrough blue Finishing Arch. Fullback thoughtlessly decides to go slightly faster so lots of effort to reach his shoulder. Fortunately whilst he was rugby fit I think he was distance exhausted so I was able to pass him. Never caught the fly half, blindside flanker or (with special kudos) the "modern day" prop. No sign of any Locks and I expect the scrum half was doing short shuttle runs at the start line!