Once again Stowmarket Striders held an excellently organised Scenic 7 this year. Thought to be one of Suffolk’s most beautiful races, unsurprisingly, it sold out in record time with 430 runners actually finishing the race. Conditions were perfect: a light breeze, sunshine and cool temperatures - only the infamous Onehouse Hill cast a dampener on the day and I could hear many Pacers vowing to attend Steve Atkin’s Tuesday hill sessions with more regularity from now on. We had great results too: 1st Female was Odette Robson and 2nd Female, Angie Joiner-Hardy. First Female Vet 60 was ably defended by Carolyn Haworth and Howard Beaseley was first in MV55 category. Female Team Winners went to Pacers also, the team being: Odette, Angie and Jo Curry. I urge you to book early next year as this race will no doubt sell out even more quickly.