3rd Anglo-Dutch Representative Match The Hague Half
Sunday 14 March 2010
A team of seven travelled out to
Publicity for the event had been posted on the CSAA website and issued by the CSSC, including an article in Leisure Scene, in an attempt to make the trip accessible to all members of CSSC and not just to our athletes. Although there had been a marked increase in the cost of flights and hotel accommodation, CSAA were delighted to find that six representatives were keen to make the trip who, in turn, were delighted to find that a small subsidy was available from CSSC to offset against their costs.
On the night before the race there was a reception with our Dutch hosts and the CSAA team enjoyed a meal and hospitality at the local Irish (!) bar. The next morning, we reported to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs where their excellent sports facilities were made available for our use including pre-race refreshments, marvellous changing facilities and showers and the services of several sports masseurs. In addition we were all given bright orange representative vests bearing the name and insignia of the Ministry. All this only 5 minutes jog from the starting point.
Conditions on the day of the race were pretty good,
although there was a very cold wind blowing. Steve Norris elected to run the
10k and was reasonably pleased with his 38.23 after being held up at the start
with the large numbers running. In the Half
At the presentation after the race, the representative
from the Foreign Ministry thanked the British contingent for their support and
expressed his hope that the close ties established between his department and
VROM (the Dutch environment agency) and the CSAA/CSSC would continue to grow.
He promised that a large group would be making the trip to
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