Bewl 15 Mile

Dave Silk took part in the Bewl 15 mile race. He was the lone representative from GYRR which isn't surprising as Bewl is 177 miles away (near the English channel in Kent). The terrain was mostly off road and was unrelenting in it's ability to sap the strength from the fittest runners. It had huge muddy hills, nettle filled grassy pathways, stiles, stones and pot-holes, roots and quagmires from weeks of heavy rain. On race day however the sun came out and hit 20C. Dave managed to finish this extreme test of endurance in a very respectable 2 hours 34 minutes and came 441st out of 775 finishers. This was the hardest race Dave had ever taken part in and was followed by a 4 hour drive home.