IF the winning time is anything to go by the new Doynton Hard half marathon cross country event on Sunday lived up to its name.
Bristol & West’s Rob Stewart claimed an emphatic victory completing the course in 1hr 37mins 09secs with James Thomas runner-up (1:39.46) and another B&W athlete Mark Burley third (1:40.52).
Top woman in just a shade under two hours was Mary Gaston in 1:58.27. She came 41s of the 280 finishers.
If you want a good idea of the conditions take a peek at the video clip made by Emersons Green Running Club, who organised the race.