by Susan Johnson
After several off-road training runs with Tuesday’s B&I group I decided to look for a race that would have at least some off-road element. On Sunday I ran the Stopsley Trail Race, a 5 mile trail with a 10 mile option too. I was joined by James and Sara Lowe, both also B&I runners. The race is organised by Stopsley Striders, starting and finishing at the Inspire Sports Centre (and what a stunning facility that is!).
The race starts in the leisure centre grounds with a loop that then takes you out onto a country lane. Just after a mile the route turns onto a farm track running along the edge of wheat fields.