Winning time today was in 17 and a half minutes roughly. I mean the fast chap was literally jog lightly jogging to get 19 minutes something today but am sure he could probably run 15 minutes if going for it. Awesome improvement in such a short time there and don't doubt you will reach your aim of sub 17 minutes eventually, It might just take a bit longer than another 3 months though! Good luck with Bournemouth next weekend, got a few friends running that too, hopefully the weather will be kind for it!
My PB is a bit over 19 minutes on this particular Parkrun course (overall PB under 19 at 5k) so I'd be a bit deluded to have any aspirations of that sort of time hence referring to the casual jog he appeared to be having at my all out pace!
Haha not quite Runner Jonnie! But the runner in question I knew was fast locally and a bit of power of 10 stalking also shows he's ran sub 30 minutes for 10k and under 49 minutes over 10 miles! Maybe I didn't phrase my last post very well but this runner finished 14th while I was seconds behind in 15th just watching him literally in first gear by the looks of his casual style! Always careful not to get too downhearted we are all capable of our own level and its pointless being like that unless you suspect you aren't doing well enough within your own capabilities! My Parkrun today comparitvely wasn't too bad considering I've felt quite tired recently from 3 successive weekends of races!
Well today was the first and probably the last time I will finish a place behind someone with a sub 15 minute 5k PB. Awe inspiring and yet equally demoralising watching someone glide past at a casual jog at 19:XX pace whilst I'm panting away!
Looks like it will hold right up to the end of the month. Just got a funny feeling though that it will break with a spell of very unsettled weather when it does right in time for much of October! The Daily Express is great for a laugh on their weather predictions!
I did Cardiff almost 4 minutes quicker two weeks following Bristol so think a good improvement is possible. I don't think Bristol is the best course for a PB either with it being twisty over the last 4 or so miles - there is potential for adding to the 13.1 miles too due to this more twisty latter section. That said it is a good half to do and nice to run along the causeway. Mentally I was gone from about 6 miles onward and couldn't wait for the finish. I haven't done any HMP pace work recently and should really have used this as a strong 'training' run as initially intended (threshold and HMP efforts in there). Two races over the previous two weekends probably didn't help either but enough excuses, it just wasn't good enough on the day. I'll make sure I have much more rest and days off in the week leading up to Cardiff - something I deliberately haven't had much of up to now...