Run Frimley is an annual 2.5k and 10k run. It is a small local event held in Frimley, Surrey. The event is in aid of raising money for Breast Care Appeal, hoping to raise over £70,000. Last year they ran a last minute trial for the roller event with much positivity, so this year it was the first official Roller 10k race.
I was still feeling a little achy from the previous weekend's Tough Mudder so thought it may be best to sit this one out despite already paying my entry fee. With a bigger marathon skate in two weeks I thought this was the right decision. However I still made the trip down to support my friends who were also partaking in the skate race.
The event had a very nice small community feel and everyone there was filled with positivity. (My only gripe was there weren't quite enough portaloos). Best costume group is without doubt the Wizard of Oz people. Great effort!
After the skaters shot off at the start I made my way to the hotdog tent ran by the local Scouts. I then had a little wander around before figuring out the best place for taking photographs.
Feedback from my friends with the Roller event was that the surface wasn't particularly smooth but it was sufficient. Sometimes it was easier to go on the roads however the traffic could be too busy at times to do so. There are quite a few hills. Everyone said they'd definitely do it again next year however they would not recommend it to anybody who are not use to street skating.
My friends did really well and took quite a few podium positions.
Woman's 10k Roller:
For the Men’s.
The event was really enjoyable even though for a change I was spectating. Everyone I met that day was really friendly and down to earth. Hopefully the Roller event will gain popularity next year and it would be great to see other running events involve the skating community too. As in terms of logistics for road races, it's only a case of holding the track open for that little bit longer. It'll be great one day to see the London Marathon do the same, just as they do for the equivalent Berlin Marathon.
What Frimley is doing is a great thing, so I look forward to taking part in the Run Frimley 10k Roller 2015..
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