Thames Trot 50

On Saturday 6th Feb ER Craig Holgate ran the Thames Trot 50 mile race for the 5th time. A tranquil run along the Thames from Oxford to Henley. Ever changing scenery on the river and Red Kites frequently seen soaring overhead.

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On Saturday 6th Feb ER Craig Holgate ran the Thames Trot 50 mile race for the 5th time. A tranquil run along the Thames from Oxford to Henley. Ever changing scenery on the river and Red Kites frequently seen soaring overhead.

The event should be pleasant, following the route along the Thames Path footpath from Oxford to Henley. However, as the race is in early February it is rarely pleasant and this year was no exception.

The weather wasn’t quite as bad as BBC had predicted but it was still very windy with gusts of up to 45mph. the rain mostly held off, but the course was still very muddy which meant the running was tough – especially so since there was a head wind for the first 30 miles.

Craig fell over 3 times during the race. The first time was within the first half mile (which was a bit embarrassing) but luckily it was just past the race photographer.

In addition to the first place position Craig has a nice collection of bruises and cuts – but overall got through it without too much damage (if not a bit drained).

Official Results:
1st – Craig Holgate 5:49:19
7th – Susie Chester 7:01:44 (First Female)

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