On Sunday 20th July, Ian Jolliffe completed the Wellington 10, bravely chosing the 10 mile race rather than the 10k course.
The announcer at the start of the Wellington 10 said that it was a 'challenging' course, but the last 40 metres were flat. There were, in fact, a few other flat bits but mostly it was up-and-down through the Somerset country lanes. A very pleasant course if you don't mind more hills than the Ryde 10.
The highest point of the course was about halfway, so the second half, which also had something of a following wind, was faster than the first. Ian Jolliffes time of 72.38 was his second slowest ever 10, but he was pleased with it and he finished 60th out of 257 finishers (1st V60). There are some much nippier oldies around though. One place in front was the first lady over 55, and only 40 seconds behind Ian, and before the second V60, was the first V70.