Not the roman IX - Sunday 30th January 2022

This was a friendly, efficient event organised by Stratford-Upon-Avon Athletic Club. The first half of this course was predominantly uphill with the second half from Loxley downhill or flat to the finish.

The course was partly on the Banbury Road with the rest on quiet country lanes. This event began as a 9 mile road race back in the day but the route changed so it was no longer 9 miles, hence the name. 

It’s now a distance of 7.5 miles (a rare 12km). All runners were supposed to receive
bespoke socks from Italy as a memento but unfortunately they were held up in customs and were not due to arrive until the day after the race!!

Vikki Sivertsen finished in a time of 52:08 and was first in her age category (FV55-64)
and I finished in 1:03:06.