Usually I’m the one running up the mountains but at the latest Maverick Trail race in Oxfordshire I did photography instead. The following day I had my own 21 mile run (which included the Stroud Half Marathon) in preparation for the Valencia marathon in 4 weeks time, so grabbing my camera and stretching my legs around the beautiful Stonor Park was a great chance to be outside and be at the Maverick Race in a different capacity. Thankfully Storm Brian had run out of puff for most of the day and it turned out to be a cracking autumn Saturday!
As you’ll know from my previous blog about the Maverick Race in Powys the lads that organise the event always chose the most stunning locations and of course, Stonor Park was again right up there. The house itself has been home to the same family for more than eight centuries and is nestled neatly in the beautiful Chiltern Hills. The park that surrounds the house is home to a herd of fallow deer and around the park (where the runners would be sweating it out) are Almshill Wood, Balham’s Wood and Kildridge Wood.
Donned with the starting timer in one hand and my camera in the other, Ben and Justin set the runners off into the muddy, wonderful wilderness of Oxfordshire. With plenty of dogs running and lots of spectators this event is a great day for all the family.
Well done to all of the runners who took part, the organisers, volunteers, spectators, canines and the owners of Stonor Park for another great day out in the countryside.
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