This evening’s conditions were almost perfect for the Springfield Striders Friday Night 5, held in the quiet and historic village of Pleshey on the outskirts of Chelmsford. Warm, dry but with a nice cool breeze (not too strong) it was a real pleasure to see the 250 athletes warming up and preparing as I performed the final systems checks ready for Gun Time.
The Friday Night 5 is the fifth event in the Essex Athletics Road Race Championship and the top 25 finishers in each age category receive points that go towards the chance for a medal at the end of the season.
I attended the event on behalf of Race Time Result to provide the race timing services for the evening. With separate start and finish lines to keep me busy, as well as the important task of providing regular results updates to Essex for the evenings awards.
A huge well done to everybody who took part and congratulations to all those who beat their personal bests (and in one case set a new course record!).