Head to head with a train
Running out of steam doesn’t apply to Salisbury Partner Mark Sim, who was among more than 830 contestants in this years’ ‘Race the Train’ event, a 14 mile multi terrain run in mid-Wales. He said: “The aim was simple, on a blast of the steam train the runners and machine went head to head”.
While the train had the advantage of journeying along a smooth gauge track, Mark and his fellow runners had what he calls “unforgiving, wet, muddy, ankle-twisting and lung-bursting terrain”.
Despite this, Mark managed to achieve a time of one hour, 47 minutes and 9 seconds. The train? One hour, 48 minutes and 27 seconds. ”It was far to close for my liking!”, he admits.
Taken from Chronicle: Volume 72, 21st September 2012.