Good running Leslie - if it makes you feel better the winning time at Bangor Parkrun this morning was 19:52! I suspect a few of the regular quick runners were saving themselves for the XC later on. I managed 5th place in 20:56 and really enjoyed a battle with the 2 runners behind me as we regularly swapped places during the ra... I mean, timed run! Short of a PB too, but happy to be back under 21 mins after more longer runs recently.
TLH I find 10k the toughest distance to run - Parkrun's a hard effort for "only" 5k and halfs or marathons can be tackled at a slower pace, but there's really no hiding place over 10k. I like the sound of the Waggy races; our puppy's a big girl for 6 months and probably more than capable of dragging me to a PB at the Seeley Cup, but when she's allowed to run properly in another few months I'd love to give one of these a go.
The Seeley Cup's always a great run, pretty much finishing off the road racing season. You ran a cracking time Gregory. I was just happy to come in under 45 mins. I'd revised my target time for the race after completing one of the Wast Antrim Marathon Series events on Wednesday - 3 marathons in less than a month isn't ideal 10k prep even by my standards. I also ran Bangor Parkrun yesterday morning as 30 min pacer - I've never looked at my Garmin so much during any run, but it was great to help some other runners hit their target time or a PB. I was happy with my 29:58 5k time too! Off for a recovery run now.