What better way to spend a wet Sunday?
Wollens solicitors Katrina Vollentine and Rachel Carter braved the elements to join around 300 other runners to take part in this year’s Exeter Age UK Superhero Run on Sunday.
The run started and finished at the Exeter Quay. The route took in the Riverside Valley park, Double Locks pathway, Bridge Road, Mill Road and Mill Lane, Northbrook Golf Course and the woodland leading to Salmon Pool Lane Bridge, Duckes Marsh, Belle Isle Park and back to the quay.
The race attracts a mixture of serious athletes and fun runners – some of whom were dressed as super heroes.
Thousands of pounds would have been raised for the Exeter charity which helps and supports over 5,000 older people and their families in the city.
They include people living with dementia or people who are lonely and isolated and with no one to turn to.
The charity says: “The people we support could be your neighbour, your parent, your partner or even you.”
Katrina, head of the private client team at Wollens, and Rachel, who is a member of the law firm’s child care and family team, are both members of the Torbay Triathlon Club based at the Torbay Leisure Centre in Paignton so running is something of a serious hobby for them.
Rachel completed the 10k course in a personal best time of 57 mins 31 secs. Katrina wasn’t far behind coming in just after the one hour mark.
Next year it’s sponsored vests for the two Wollens ladies and, who knows, there may be a Super Hero costume involved. ‘Banana Man is my favourite,” said banana loving Rachel.
We will hold her to that!