Ray and Sonal Shine at Black Cap

Saturday 2nd July 2011

Nineteen runners entered this annual club handicap race over the five miles from Ditchling Beacon to Black Cap and back. Not quite the perfect weather of the last two years but a wonderful evening no less. The starts were staggered according to our estimated time. Ian Moss was first back across the line and the fastest times were run by Sonal Chaudhary for the women (41:08) and Ray Matthews for the men (32:16).

As ever, the handicapping and timing were expertly handled by Liz Halliday, Sue Hudson and Dave Howe with Anita Jones a genial marshall at the turnaround point.

The full results can be downloaded here. One amazing stat: Tom Farside's race estimate was 34:00 and his actual race time was … 34:00! Now what are the chances?

Quite a few of us ended the evening at the Bull in Ditchling. Keep a look out for next month's event and social. See forum.