38 people (and some dogs) turned up for Monday’s social coastal, with a revised Alnmouth to Craster (or anywhere in between) out and back run. Two members went for an extra early start with a Craster to Alnmouth and back route (joining everyone as they left Alnmouth), taking them up to almost 16 miles as they avoided the early high tide at Seaton Point.
Despite the cool start, everyone was in great form and set off promptly (well – most slightly early as they were getting cold waiting). Most were aiming for Boulmer, with a reasonable proportion doing more than planned and 12 managing the full route. Water and sweets were provided at Seaton Point, Boulmer and Craster – thanks to marshals Geoff and Louise for their time. Everyone made it back safely, I was told Zoe didn’t get lost this year which was a first and that it was good running conditions, although the return part had a headwind. I guess that meant the first part had a tailwind, but no one mentioned that….Back to the Hindmarsh Hall for delicious catered homemade soup, focaccia and cake and coffee. Many thanks to Chris, Grazia and Wallace for doing the catering in a safe and enjoyable manner. And finally, thanks to everyone for coming and making it a grand day out.