The 14th October saw a sudden dip in temperatures and a foggy start ahead of the Lea Town 10k. These were hardly ideal conditions to entice Tracey Dutton away from her birthday celebrations to represent the club over this undulating course. Her resolve was rewarded with sunnier skies and a dry morning by the time of the race start.
Tracey was using the event as another stepping stone on her way back to fitness and was aiming for a steady, injury free race as her primary target.. Although billed as “undulating”, Tracey found the course to be fairly flat excepting the odd rise over a canal bridge. Once underway she found her pace and settled in to a solid performance. Whilst 42:07 is far from her best performance it was still enough to place her 3rd lady and 27th overall. This also made her first FV0 too!
After recovering with muffins and coffee Tracey used the 3 miles warm down to jog to her sisters house for more birthday presents! The race goody bag did include a huge bar of milk chocolate which was immediately spotted by supporter in chief Michael. It isn’t clear if Tracey saw much of that particular chocolate bar!