Lewis 10k WSFRL

Report from Steve Feest

A group of 20 Striders were out in force this Easter Monday for the 2nd West Sx Fun Run League (WSFRL) event of the year, the Lewes 10k.

The 11:00 am start means you have to arrive early to get a parking space or park a little further away and jog in for your warm up.

Not that a “warm up” was necessary as the temperature soared to 20 degrees at the start.

The course starts at the running track then goes out along tracks and trails in to the countryside, South of the A27, to Iford village and back.

It’s a scenic, fairly flat, course with one a few “undulations” to test the legs.

The usual soggy “paddy field” section is no more as the route has been changed slightly (still 10k), and now goes easier along a gravelled path.

Lewes AC hosted the event and did well although it’s an easier course to manage compared to some.

Cries for water on the course went unheard as the unusually hot weather caught many out.

The pre-race instructions, (worth reading), did not mention water, except at the end, and it might be worth investing in a “water belt” for such future events; I wish I’d brought mine, (thanks for the en-route swig Paul!)

As a Lewes AC fella said to me, at the finish, the runners would have been be crying out for “Space blankets” and heat lamps had this race been run a week earlier in the freezing Easterly wind that plagued the Brighton marathon!

Overall it was a lovely run/social event with plenty of well-priced cakes and tea in the sports hall after.

Look forward to seeing you next at the Portslade WSFRL race on Sunday 12th May.

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