A scorching day by the seaside for the 9th Man on the Run at Herne Bay on Sunday. Temperatures were already in the mid 20`s by 0900hrs when I was out setting up the race signage for the course. Despite (or because of  ? ) the heat a great turn out with a record 443 runners taking part and fantastic support from friends and relatives on the approach to the finish – especially for the many youngsters taking part. Great to see so many gutsy runs from relatively inexperienced runners and reflect on the potential for even better times with a properly structured training programme .Well done everyone !