By Therese Hurly
It was so good to have had a wonderful Stella presence at the Westville Time trial league race on Tuesday 21 August.
Cool nights might make people want to stay home, but they are perfect for running and walking.
The two walking teams, led by Michael, their styles perfected by Frankie, are all very motivated, and are still on top of the walking league ladder.
Having some good runners now as well, we feature quite prominently on the running charts – with most categories represented.
The beginning of the year started off badly for Stella running teams – with only one or two runners in the men’s and women’s teams for Queensburgh and Savages time trials. Since then, thanks to the committee for their encouragement, and Stella stars, more runners are joining us.
There is a really good spirit at the time trials, and it is always a lovely change running in a different area with lots of people running along the way; the serious runners, the jokers and the moaners who are relieved afterwards that they did it.
Everyone doing Westville time trial had heard about Heartbreak Hill there was a lot of talking about it along the way, and the whole run was geared towards conquering the hill the last 750 m, which left us all with a great sense of accomplishment at the end.
Hoping all Stella members can join in these enjoyable races. The next race is on 20 September at Sydenham, there are some challenging hills there and it is also a very enjoyable route.