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Our Patrick Dunlop takes on the Bed Race!

 


Patrick Dunlop: Stray FM's Head of News and volunteer Bed Race runner!

Seven around the bed and the newsreader said...

Having done absolutely no serious running before I started training, I did wonder what on Earth I'd let myself in for!!  However the guys on my team - the Scotton Scorchers - were very patient from day one and have kept me going with their words of encouragement.

At times, it has been REALLY tough and in the early days I considered giving up once or twice, but persistence eventually paid off.  I can now run the course without feeling too out of breath and the aches afterwards aren't as bad now!

Bed RaceThe Scotton Scorchers and Patrick Dunlop

As Bed Race Day has got closer, it's been great to see so many other teams training around Knaresborough and there's certainly a buzz in the air.  One thing that I have found bizarre is how people in their cars patiently follow us as we hurtle down the middle of the road!!  

Bed RaceIn full training mode!

So I've done the final training session and it's very nearly time to race for real - wish me luck!

Hear how Patrick felt after his first ever river crossing:

 

Check some of the other pictures of the training session!

Find out a little more about the Scotton Scorchers >>

 

Author: Patrick Dunlop

 

 

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