After a great night celebrating at the ERR’s Christmas bash for some, four brave blue and whites shook off the hangovers and ventured out on this this bleak wet Sunday morning to run the TNT. Now in its 5th year it is hosted by St Theresa’s Athletic Club (STAC) who are proud to showcase this event. This race is one of those where places sell out fast so it was vital to get in an early entry.
The route consists of 10 miles of undulating to hilly but beautiful on and off road running staged in the grounds of the stunning Temple Newsam Estate which holds 500 years of history, the centerpiece of which is the magnificent country mansion set within 1500 acres of beautiful parkland. The course is mainly bridle and country paths. There are stunning views of the 17th century house and gardens designed and re-landscaped by Capability Brown. The course also takes in the nearby nature reserve, lakes and canals that form part of the Woodlesford Navigation. With the overnight rainfall carrying on into the morning there was mud by the boatload, puddles nearly up to the waist at times which made for some tricky conditions underfoot and slippy hills to negotiate.
The iconic TNT medal and matching pink long sleeved t-shirt and also a generous goody bag awaited each finisher.
Todays Eccleshill representatives were Julie Steele 1:40:46, Sarah Myers 1:49:55, Mick Hogan 2:00:22 and Dawn Hogan 2:00:23. Ian Storey also completed #REDJanuary day 12 and ran with Sarah.
Well done everyone in today’s tough conditions! Big thanks to Tricia, Debra, Angela & Martin for braving the weather conditions to come along and support.