Race The Brace!
The I Beat Steve challenge was part of the R4W Virtual Challenge Series, a set of virtual events designed to provide a motivating incentive to train and race during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The virtual 5K race challenged runners to race Cardiff Half Marathon Race Director and Olympic Marathon runner Steve Brace over the popular parkrun distance.
The former winner of Paris & Berlin Marathon’s has a 5K PB of 13:59, clocked in 1995, but after a hip replacement is more often seen in high-viz than running shorts, directing Run 4 Wales events, local races and the weekly Porthcawl parkrun. He came out of running retirement especially for this new virtual event.
Entry included a commemorative finishers medal and training advice from the man himself. The event ran throughout October and November 2020.