Despite the challenges to organisers to put on events for the race community in the face of the pandemic, it’s great to see them starting to appear once more on the calendar. It’s a much needed boost in morale for those of us who are used to punishing ourselves on a regular basis! The Hitchin 10k as expected was well received by the local community as well as participants from further afield; and was organised with safety in mind aligned to recommended guidelines, but not to the detriment of the fun carnival atmosphere. A lively town centre start and finish, coupled with a scenic course out into the local villages were standard trademarks; whilst organisers and marshals greeted you with a smile and words of encouragement. I’ll certainly be back next year, and I hope to be quicker!