Slaley Hall Trail Race

23 rd August 2020

Despite the soggy August afternoon, two female Alnwick Harriers enjoyed a  challenging but fun 10k trail in the grounds of the outstanding 1000 acre Slaley Hall estate near Hexham.
Jo Clemmit and Jo Powell laced up their trail shoes eager to take part in this socially distanced trail race organised by Wild Deer events. 
The race was allowed to go ahead due to a staggered start pen system being in place.
The rain came down heavy on this undulating course which included some extremely wet trails and forest tracks on the edge of this championship golf course.
Jo Clemmit finished very comfortably inside the top half of the 139 finishers in 54 th place despite having to stop and wait for someone to tell her the way ! 
Jo Powell delighted to be taking part in an event as lockdown eases, finished third female in 24 th place.
As the rain eased and the sun made an appearance, runners were rewarded with tea or coffee and a hot sandwich on the hotel terrace overlooking the finish.
Big smiles on many happy faces showed that these socially distanced runs can go some way to getting us taking part and having fun in organised events again.
Jo Powell (24th) 49.54
Jo Clemmit (54 th) 57.51

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