The Great Escape

Prison Break Foxy Style

An idea had been brewing in my head for many months about arranging a Prison Break style run for our members, originally planned for the end of May. Corona quashed a lot of our well laid plans but when restrictions eased we were able to go ahead with the planned “Great Escape” on the 12th July.

Solving clues before the off

Members organised themselves into teams of 5 or 6, named their teams appropriately (there were some hilarious team names) donned outfits or fancy dress and wearing war paint were geared up for the game ahead. A poem with clues and some photos were released on facebook at 8am. This gave them the mystery meeting point and they were tasked to get their whole team there for the start at 0845. Some teams didn’t quite get all the clues from the poem and some had difficulty finding the stone in the middle of Cissbury but eventually everyone was together (sticking to social distance rules) and the games could begin.

Win a leader

Each team had questions to answer about their leaders and were able to win a leader (if in team of five) to help them on their quest, if not they won points which went towards their grand total. Points were also awarded for best outfits, team names, first team back, furthest distance ran, team photos and getting the team to the start.

Eleven teams took part and set off from the middle of Cissbury Ring just after 9am and had 45 minutes to run as far as possible and then take a group photo in their location and send a map or pin drop for the distance to be calculated later ….. as the crow flies.

Running amok all over Cissbury

Some teams choose rural routes taking them on hilly climbs, some took to the roads and headed for the seafront, others were strategic in not running too far away so they could be first back and some went and took it easy in their team members back garden!!

It was a really hot day but so many laughs were had and they all did so well, encouraging their team members some of whom they had not met before the day. When they returned back to base, tired from the running and the heat, they were rewarded with cold watermelon and oranges and water to freshen them up.

Scores were totted up afterwards and distances calculated and MADgirlsONNA run were the overall winners. Well done to all our teams and Leaders that took part thank you for giving up your Sunday mornings

As the event was such a success and after receiving many members requests this will now become an annual event. Wahoo!

1 comment

  1. Louise Glaisyer

    This was such an amazing event – loved every minute of it, and I’m not usually a hilly runner. Fabulous fun! Thanks Julia

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