The journey down to Birmingham started on Friday the 13th and at the 11th hour CAAC's 13th man, Adam Priestley, stepped up to the plate to fill in for the injured Dave Simpson and help the team home in a fantastic 13th place!
What a day. Our targets pre-race were to finish top 20 and get under 4hrs25mins and both were attacked, achieved and surpassed with gusto. Absolutely sterling efforts from all concerned with Moray and BC getting into the top 10 fastest runners on their particular legs and a storming opening long leg from Dougie Selman giving him 45th= fastest long leg on the day (394 ran).
Everyone put in a shift to make it a really successful trip and the buzz surrounding the whole event was so infectious that I hope everyone is just as keen to head south again this time next year! The bar has been set high, top 10 and sub 4:20 next year...
Full results can be seen here. Congratulations to Central who ran a solid race to finish 8th and to Shettleston who made it 3 Scottish Clubs in the top 14 after a nip and tuck battle over the last 3 legs with CAAC http://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2012/nat1212.htm