The Uckfield Runners parkrunners were on tour on Saturday, with eight of our runners visiting Bedgebury Pinetum Parkrun near Goudhurst (first two pictures) as a change from our normal Parkrun at Shinewater Eastbourne. This was a very scenic location passing a lake on the way to the start. Following a briefing for new runners to the event but the race director Liz we set off the with an undulating route through the Pine Forest. The route was well marked and marshalled and the surface good underfoot and the sun came out without being too hot. The run was followed but well earned tea/coffee and cake outside the cafe by the lake. A very enjoyable start to the weekend. Running from Uckfield were, Graham West 21:13 (1st V55, 5th overall), Chris Lugg 26:36, Sara Patience 34:18, Charlotte Lade 37.16, Phoebe Kedwards (age 8) 38:41 (first 5k run), Samantha Kedwards 38:43, Lauren Scordilis 43:42 and Lorraine West 50:47.
Graham and Lauren were also out on Sunday for the Seaford Triple Challenge (second two pictures). Graham ran the half marathon finishing second in 1hr 40:49 whilst Lauren completed the 30 mile cycle ride. This was an off road evetn starting on Seaford Sea front and going up on the downs to Firle Beacon and Bo Beep. It was thick fog at the top as you will see from the picture below, they had marked the route with blue flags, at times you could just make out the next blue flag and head towards it hoping you would then see the next blue flag: the views would have been great if you could see more than 10 metres. It was a good event though. On the last picture you can see Lauren in the back ground.