Resolution Run 2019 at Escot.
An absolutely beautiful day for a fun-run in the sun came on Sunday the 24th of February for the Resolution Run 2019. The Resolution Run takes place in many locations around the U.K. It is an annual event and raises funds for the Stroke Association. The participants all wear the colours of The Stroke Association which is purple, so there was not a green shirt in sight.
Our local event in East Devon took place in the scenic grounds of Escot Park. The route goes through the parkland and includes running on roadways and on tracks, with a hill and some easier, flatter trails through the woods at the top, then it’s down the hill again to the finish line. There isn’t proper time keeping as this is that oxymoron, a Fun Run, although there was a big clock at the finish.
With 100% perfect conditions at 11 o’clock, Jo Pavey MBE did the honours and started the ‘fun run’ race. The Mighty Greens, that turned purple for the day, were Carol Hounsell, one of the new intake beginners and Emma Granger who both did the 5k route in around 33 minutes, along with Jodie and her sister Chloe Hawkins. Also, a pregnant Emma Salter, walked the route in just over an hour and ten minutes. Kat Hall went solo and took on the 10k and Sarah Clapham along with Theo Burgess did the 15k. At the end, on the finish line was Jo Pavey, congratulating and awarding medals to every finisher.