January Jaunt – 13/01/2013

The weather turned obligingly cold, sunny and dry for once for the January Jaunt 10km.

Musketeers squad of aces Johnny, Donna, Nicole, Mark P, Guy, Chris W, Vic, Eroy, Bryan and Louise K took on what is traditionally the first race of the year for many.

First Musketeer was Eroy, well ahead of his colleagues and looking very strong after an injury lay-off.

The race is one of the few 10km races in Plymouth and is considered by most coaches to be the basis of longer distance training, preparing you for the Plymouth Half Marathons, for instance. 10KMs are excellent in giving you speed and stamina.

The January Jaunt is well organised by the Round Table and includes the climb through Saltram grounds that Plymouth Half veterans are familiar with and a trail section along the river and return. Very little of it is flat and includes a variety of surfaces, so is excellent for an intro to running on multi-terrain and topography. It is also a great circuit for training during daylight.

By Guy