Nancy retains her ultra title

March 27 2020
Nancy retains her ultra title

FOR the second consecutive year, Thornbury Running Club's Nancy Harding took part in the Green Boy Ultra.

The race is the 30-mile diminutive version of the 46-mile Green Man Ultra, and follows the Community Forest Path that encircles Bristol.

Nancy was the defending vets lady champion, but faced a much muddier course on March 7 than last year, with many leg-sapping sections and a diversion which added another mile to the advertised distance.

But Nancy took all of these challenges in her stride to finish one minute faster than last year and yet again claim the vets lady title (and trophy), with the chance to make it three in a row next year. Nancy finished 34th overall in 6 hours 24:09 mins.
The next day, John Grimsey headed to East Devon to tackle 'The Grizzly Cub', 10 miles of off-road running from the Seaton seafront and an assortment of steep hills, cliff paths and water crossings before the finish line. John is an experienced runner of the Cub and the 20-mile 'Grizzly' and finished the 2020 edition in 401st place out of 580 runners in 2 hours 19:52 mins.