Peter Harris made the long journey to Crewe for the South Cheshire 20, a small race with a maximum of 200 entries, in preparation for an October marathon.
Whereas there are plenty of 20 mile races prior to spring marathons, this appears to be the only one available in the autumn.
The majority of the course is on small rural roads and it is also quite severely undulating, providing a good tough final preparation for the marathon distance.
Peter struggled in the first half but recovered to move up steadily through the field in the later stages. In fact, he completed the second half of the race 5 minutes quicker than the first, despite the second half having the bigger hills.
He was pleased to finish 1st M65 and chuffed to have beaten the M60 winner too.
The facilities included changing and decent showers, the organisation was very efficient and the other runners were very friendly.
There were 169 finishers.
Official Results: 1st Jason Cherriman (Leeds City) 1:52:11, 13th Zoe McLennan (Chester Tri Club) 2:13:19 (1st Lady), 79th Peter Harris 2:48:24 (1st M65, ER M65 record).