No worries Skinny. If I'd have realised how close I was to Bob's time I wouldn't have eased up in the last 50 metres or so. Darn. No didn't bother with the 800m as I'd done what I set out to do, think my hammy's were grateful.
Good luck with your parkrun tomorrow. I've got the Notts 5k County Champs this evening which I'm chronically under prepared for. Oh well, will see what I can do. I also have Heckington 10 mile road race tomorrow which I'm not racing but jogging round with a few club mates then going to laugh at the comedy vegetables etc at the village show in the afternoon.
Started off with the 400m, which was fairly hideous because I don't think I'd warmed up properly. Started off a little cautiously because I was worried about blowing up, ended up finishing in 65.5 which I was fairly pleased with but think I could get closer to 60 with a bit of practice.
Then it was the 100m, this was the one I thought I stood the best chance of winning, I was drawn in lane 5 alongside the two people I thought I would have to beat to win it including the current club record holder for 100m. Then to add a bit of mystery to proceedings a guest runner from another club was drawn in lane 1. Got quite a decent start but immediately mystery guy has gained a few metres and also both my club mates are a little bit ahead...uh oh. However, after about 30m one of my club mates pulls up with a hamstring injury, mystery guy has a decent lead and I'm gaining on my other club mate. After 70-80 metres I've overtaken my club mate but no chance of catching mystery guy. Cross the line in 13.5 seconds, 0.5 seconds behind mystery guy and 0.1 of a second ahead of my club mate. Mystery guy isn't a member of our club so I am 'crowned' HPRC 100m champion 2016 .
I have our club track championships tonight. I'm entered into the 400m , 100m and 800m although given that the 800m is scheduled for immediately after the 100m I may give it a miss. Hopefully I won't end this year's event with a fractured clavicle (or similar)...
I also did the Notts 5 last night. Due to my niggling hamstring and the hot weather plus the wind I'd decided at the beginning of the week not to race it. My initial plan was to run the first half at marathon pace and the second half at half marathon pace if hammy was feeling good. However, the first mile was a bit quick at HMP, then the second mile at neither HMP or MP, the third mile back at close to HMP, I then caught one of the ladies from our club who was slowing down, I paced her to the finish, for an official PB and 4th lady with a prize of 12 bottles of beer.
Then we went to the pub and managed to find lit a gin she'd not had before.
Hamstring is feeling a lot better but I don't think it would stand up to a 16 mile fell race with 4500ft of climbing at the weekend.
Adidas keep threatening to discontinue the tempo's, fortunately they haven't up to now.
Next instalment of the Notts AAA Summer League series tonight. 4.9 miles round Sherwood Forest. Lovely course. Not net downhill as people will try and tell you. Super fast first mile. Feeling tired. Not expecting to pull up any trees. Doubt I'll get anywhere near last years time.