I've been a runner since 1985 and as far as I can remember, throughout that time there have always been Sri Chinmoy races in Eastville Park. Knowing what I know now of these events, it puzzles me that, even allowing for the fact that work took me elsewhere for a few years in the noughties, I first went to a Self-Transcendence event in 2014! Such a shame to have missed so many opportunities.

Nowadays there are four races each summer - two of 2 miles, one 5k, and then the highlight of the series, a 3 x 1 mile relay, which attracts a wide variety of teams of extremely enthusiastic athletes and runners, who all make sure that every runner, regardless of their club or team, gets a huge cheer as they finish their relay leg.