On return to the hotel we discovered that the maid had tidied the Crazy Germans' room and had cleared out all the empty water bottles he had packed and carried from home. So Mrs Crazy German and I went on another Tesco dash to purchase bottles that met CGs very specific requirements.
There were a total of 33 starters, including 23 internationals - with teams from England, Scotland, Wales and one from Ireland.
The first few laps were pretty easy, so we checked supplies and sorted buckets and sponges (which was the best idea ever!) and chatted with other teams. We ended up adopting the Irish team, which consisted of one sole runner, Keith Whyte and one super-support, John Collins.
|...and Gail's glory lap|
|Gareth, celebrating Sonic's glory lap|
|Scottish 100K champs. R-L, CG 1st Sonic 2nd and Matt 3rd|
England Smalls 7:25:04; Holgate 7:26:12; Scotney 7:40:27 22:31:43
Scotland Loehndorf 7:28:32; Consani 7:51:28; Williamson 7:55:54 23:15:54
Wales Scanlon 8:50:22; McCormack 9:18:19; Mower 10:09:06 28:17:47
Ladies International Teams
Wales Gelder 8:05:07; Salter 8:56:05 17:01:12
England Wykes 8:45:09; Hathaway 9:33:13 18:18:22
Scotland Knox 9:13:12; Murdoch 9:25:57 18:39:09
Race Stats: 33 starters, 26 finishers