Race Report
Stelling Minnis 10k - 12th May 2019
Shailey Smythe
213 runners lined up to start at 10:30 with 4 FRC runners in attendance on a glorious morning, took about 30mins to get there from Faversham and there was plenty of parking at this rural event.

Race HQ in the village hall was well organised, plenty of seating, safety pins, toilets and pre race massages available. There was a fabulous cake stall offering an array and drinks available, it had something of a village fete feel to the whole HQ.

We were hearing at the start that was a nice route, with a big hill halfway which we wasn't sure was a "Faversham hill" or a little hill, so we all set off all jolly. Nice closed routes initially with a little loop around the village, plenty of local support from front gardens people cheering and clapping, before you head off down the country lanes out of the village. Apart from a few cyclists and 1 car the roads were empty, plenty of scenic views and lots of marshals dotting the route. At about 5k there was an incline verging on hill and then a water station, well manned at the bottom the other side.

At the 6k marker we started the climb, up what was actually a stinker of a hill even by some of Faversham standards, it was hard to keep going up that so a few little walking steps were needed. Then saw the 7k marker and it was then flat, back through a lovely little village again lots more supporters out clapping and cheering, with a long flat last mile home and a nice slice of cake at the end!

3 of us got PBs and we all thought it was a great race, well organised and I will definitely be signing up for next year, hope this may tempt a few of you to sign up too!