We're back safely from yet another Big Fetch Mile, finding yet another huge chunk of sunshine despite the thunderstorms sweeping the UK. It was an excellent day for collecting new stickers, and I felt at home with a nice collection of old and new Fetchies.
After more than the usual amount of faffing with banners and flags in rock-hard ground, we were finally ready to go. Our first race saw our first Nordic flier, with Liebling zooming along; and a brave debut mile from Aimee from the Lagerweij family.
Out of 41 finishers, 28 managed to beat or equal their predicted times, and Donswoj tore up the record book with a new Big Fetch Mile record of 4:44, exhibiting a wonderful running style in the process. Fairy clogs led the women's times with a hard-fought 6:42.
Photos from the event are available on Facebook. Please tag and share with your friends to help us spread the word about Fetcheveryone.
Thank you all so much for coming along and making our day a great one. Our site, just like our mile, is entirely free for everyone - we are funded by voluntary donations from happy users - thank you to everyone who contributed on the day.
If you're new to Fetcheveryone, please check out our training log, our race listings, and our wonderful forum, where you'll find a good deal of support from runners, bikers and swimmers from all over the UK and beyond.
We hope to be in Manchester next (more details on that soon), and then we move on to Cardiff in November. Sign up for Cardiff and keep up to date here: fetcheveryone.com/bigfetchmile