The Grizzly 12 March 2017

Twentyish muddy, hilly, boggy, beachy miles of the multiest-terrain running experience.
IMG 2619  Walking down from Race HQ to the start IMG 2620  Runners assembling on the sea front IMG 2621  Sue Stileman, Sue Sleath and Mike Sleath IMG 2622
IMG 2623 IMG 2624 IMG 2625  Trump's Wall IMG 2626
IMG 2627 IMG 2628  Jeremy proudly displaying his Oxfam shirt which he will be wearing in the London Marathon IMG 2630  Through the yacht club IMG 2631  Back through the start and up the hill
IMG 2632  Still got energy for cavorting but then it is only mile 2.  Thank you drummers. IMG 2633  Up again! IMG 2634 IMG 2636  Through the caravan site
IMG 2637  and head for the hills IMG 2638 IMG 2639 IMG 2640  Hey it is going down.  Some mistahe surely.
IMG 2641 IMG 2642 IMG 2643  Time to find out how heavy the shoes are when wet. IMG 2644  More lovely drummers
IMG 2645  and a piper. IMG 2647  Thanks very much to all the cherrful and encouraging marshals IMG 2648 IMG 2649
IMG 2650  More players - thanks very much IMG 2651 IMG 2652  Lots of primroses and dafodils and, of course, the wonderful wild garlic IMG 2653  Smile please!
IMG 2656 IMG 2657  First sighting of a swarm of bumbles bees. IMG 2658 IMG 2659
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IMG 2664 IMG 2665 IMG 2667  Time to tighten the laces - bog ahead! IMG 2668
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IMG 2682 IMG 2683 IMG 2684  Thank goodness for the rope without which I'd have slipped down.  This slope is steeper than it looks. IMG 2685  Oh dear - shoes have got a bit muddy
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IMG 2691 IMG 2692 IMG 2693  Thanks very much for the lovely cheering from the people at the pub IMG 2694  and thanks also to the band
IMG 2695 IMG 2696  Drummers just clearing up.  Ho hum I am a bit behind schedule. IMG 2697  A place to pause and remember IMG 2698
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IMG 2703 IMG 2704  Downhill from here ... IMG 2706  Well apart from the odd up IMG 2707  Bumble bees in the fisjh and chip shop after the race.  Note the pearls 'cos Pearl's a Stinger.