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Bedford Harriers Half Marathon
(11th December 2005)

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-Photos by Phil Gray-

Phil Gray reports on the race:

'A crisp December morn at Wootton Upper School as over thousand people were expected for the Bedford Harriers Half Marathon over a demanding course. Atmosphere incredible as I and a host of other people appear to have spent most of the weekend in Wootton. Clock ticking down as the Bedford Town Band played some festive tunes and Mr Motivator in the guise of Steve Gaunt got the runners warmed up before the main event at 11. Yours truly took his leave to get the Fun Run underway as a thousand hardy souls addressed a demanding 13.1 miles through the Bedfordshire contryside and among their ranks one Tracey Morris of Valley Striders and Great Britain. Tracey was part of the GB ladies team that addressed the Olympic Marathon in Athens 2004.Enough said as the Fun Run began a little after 11.15 and over 30 hardy souls addressed the event and I located on the course to capture the action. A major thanks to all Harriers who gave up all or part of their weekend. to those who went the distance on the day and to three exceptional musketeers in the guise of Brian McCallen, Kevin Willett and the driving force behind the event - Steve Crane. What a way to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of perhaps the biggest athletics club in the South East.'

 Philip Gray