He lined up with hundreds of others and jostled for position trying to make sure they could run free when they could
A shot rang out and suddenly as if in panic the whole crowd of started surging forward fearful of those running after them.
There was jostling and pushing trying not to fall over and being crushed by the others desperately trying to catch them.
On and on they went through the crowded streets, up hill, across bridges with everyone trying to flee those thundering behind.
Younger, fitter ones overtook him and didn’t even glance to see if he was safe being so much older than the rest.
Finally after many miles, worn out sweating and gasping for breath he finally felt he had made it and crossed the tape for he had completed his first run in the City-Bay run and finished in nine hundred and twenty fifth place.
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