Pacing came out at 19:57 but the Garmin measured short so the average pace it was showing was 4:00 spot on. I finished 18th which broke my streak of 3 times finishing 20th running the 20 minute pace wagon: I needed 2 more people ahead of me but they were 20:03 and 20:09. The three who I kept sweeping ahead of me as they started to fade over the last km all PBed.
BB, seems BB junior is not listed as it has an unknown beating you: I assume the buggy rider crossed the line ahead of you.
Gul, solid 20 there. That 2nd 10 miles is at a fantastic pace. Working backwards from paces to MP, it puts MP at about 6:44 or 2:56.30
Lots of good miles getting done. My summer just does fit in with such: even though our youngest is 16 we are still tied to school holidays as my wife and eldest daughter are education providers and daughter #3 wants to become a match teacher so it doesn't look like changing ever. Just back from a week in Cornwall and managed 4 runs of 6 to 8 miles on the South West Coast Path so not a complete loss on the running front.About 3 hours after having got back the wife was looking at places for next year: even larger this time: 5 bedrooms and 3+ bathrooms now seems to be the minimum as we appear to have adopted a few boyfriends who are keen to have a surfing holiday as well.
Will pace the 20 minute wannabes at parkrun this morning, then look to see if I can get something done on Sunday to make a round total.
OO, only advice is do not sign up for a long contract. The young guys who work for me seem to switch places very frequently when they first move into the centre and generally end up settling down in little communities.
Did the Inter Area Masters match 3000m yesterday. Met up with speedy for the warm up and cool down so put much of the world to rights.
Daughter #1 lives a couple of miles away and has just moved flats so it was a good excuse for me to race and for the rest of the family to come up and see her new pad.
The age groups are odd, so the first band is from 35 to 49 which means I was up against real youngsters with no chance. Only lapped once which was a plus and got an idea of the event for future years when I move up a band. Just outside 11 minutes which is about 10 seconds down on Watford open meeting a few weeks ago in the heatwave but Watford was graded so a much better field in terms of pacing whereas yesterday was pretty much a solo run. Garmin set to auto-lap at a mile so I got two split times and I did 5:57 and 5:55 pace for the two splits which is way more even than 5:44 and 5:54 I did at Watford.
Overall I don't think I took the race seriously enough. I missed running Monday so did 6 solid days and probably over-enthusiastic at parkrun but generally not unhappy with the outcome.