BI, a much better effort than many could have done without the niggles and injuries. Solid performance that will look better in a week or so.
Gul why the rucksack? I try and avoid carrying anything, even keys. I normally hide them somewhere near where I start but made a mistake yesterday as I hid them behind my car wheel and they slid down and I ended up having to slide under my car from one end to retrieve them. Luckily it has high ground clearance.
PeteM, will be close. Sub 30 for 5 miles for a man of your age is a tough WAVA call and alongside your best. If the stars align up and the course is flat and the weather is good and it is paced well, you have a chance. Clearly should be inside 30:40 but may be low 30s.
Did 19:23 myself which is a nice step up form the 19.4x I have done the last few weeks. At the back of my mind I was hoping to do an 19.3x and then maybe get under 19.30 in a few weeks time so I consider I am a few weeks ahead of plan. Need to try and get at least 18.xx sometime this year. Looks as though I am closing in on bus as I improved by a bigger chunk than he did.
Got an email saying I was first MV50 at the Cookham 5k which is nice, but I suspect there was one or more MV60s ahead of me so a little hollow.