Great work with the threshold Matt. Shame you can't do Chester, I'm getting more excited about popping my cherry.
Great Park running from everyone - Pete, Dachs, Iron (anyone else I've forgotten)
Welcome back to the fold Ric. Yes, like you say, I've passed the old benchmark for a club runner the esteemed 60 min. Seems to mean sod all these days to most as 10 miles is a more traditional distance and rarely raced.
After track Tuesday, I did 10.5 miles at 7:27, then Thursday did 9 miles at 7:04 average. Friday was a rest day and a sports massage. Really sorted my back out.
So today I did my first 10 miler in 4 years (old PB 61:41) so a PB was guaranteed. Was very windy early doors, 16MPH with gusts but stayed open minded. It was a two lap course so you can spot the two miles each lap into a headwind (all over 6mins).
6:13 (I'd written a good time off here)
Got to 8 miles in 48:22 so knew I need to get going, mile 9 in 5:51 and then finished with a 5:45 to give me 59:54. First sub 60 and very unexpected! Came 5th overall.
Good luck to all the London boys tomorrow. Best of luck, and try to enjoy the experience.