193 intrepid runners took part in the 2nd staging of Cheddar Running Club’s challenging 15 mile trail race, “The Big Cheese” on Sunday 8th March. Running conditions were perfect- cool with a slight drizzle that, thankfully for the marshals, didn’t amount to anything heavier.
1st Female Angela Jones
The clear winner of the ladies’ race was Angela Jones of Fairwater Runners Cwmbran (2:01:17), followed by Jo Taphouse of Minehead running Club (2:05:28) and Celia Boothman (2:07:31- you can read a fantastic write-up of Celia’s Big Cheese Experience here).
The top runners were rewarded with 1KG cheese each, while all runners were treated to a custom-made cheese wedge-shaped medal and lots of cake of course!
Thanks to all who made the race a great success, especially Race Director Andy Rich, who put in an enormous amount of work behind the scenes to make it a fantastic day for the runners.