As a community we owe a huge debt of gratitude to the volunteers who spend weeks and months planning and putting on these events. It is their hard work that allows us a community to come together and have fun!
I know there are some people who take the downhill run very seriously but most of us do it for fun. I think it is really wonderful to see so many families running together. Secretly I'm pleased so many youngsters do run - as it gives me more of chance to finish higher up the field than I really deserve. This year I was 113th!
The 250 or so of us doing the downhill run were very fortunate with the weather today - we had the sunshine! We even had the weather celebrating the 10th anniversary of the event in its present format.
I have to say a huge thank you to the Community Centre, Forest Hills, Roundtable, Scouts Rotary and the army of volunteers who made today possible. I also have to say a personal thank-you to my daughter Sarah who stood at St Laurence church and took 260 or so photographs of the runners. She's captured most people- so if anyone wants an action shot of the race drop me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll share access to the photographs with you.
|The leader at the Ringers|
|accelerating round the bend!|
|It is a wonderful family event|
|Dilys has run in every downhill run... a legend|