Another day, another race. Bob alerted me to this series of 5K races in Lincoln, which is on a very flat yet twisty course and attracts a decent field with 50 people going under 20 minutes at the last race. So this seemed like a good opportunity to attempt sub 19 and possibly 18:45, decided to go out at 6 min/mile and see how long I could maintain it for.
Ended up finishing in 18:58, so an average pace of 6:05ish. the last 0.1mile was at an average pace of 5:02 where I was determined not to let a guy come past me (and to make sure I got under 19 mins!)
I think without the wind, a course with fewer twists and turns and having a bit more confidence in myself 18:45 is probably there but I'm not sure I'll get chance to run a 5k again anytime soon.
July has been quite successful having set PB's at 5K, 10K and 10 miles, also if the summer league race had been 5 miles not 4.9 I'm sure I'd have a full house. Think I probably need to do some training now.
Bob, true about the mud. Plus the hills. All good fun though! I will probably do 100, 200 & 800. Yes without Graham you'd be favourite for sure, having said that, I think you vs Jack in the 800m could be pretty interesting...
That picture looks grim! Has everybody got their eyes closed?
Looks like a good session for you DT. Good effort. Going back to your earlier note about the National XC champs, someone else told me that they were at Donnington Park this year but can't find it anywhere officially announced. On the subject of XC, Bob, the location of the combined Notts / Derbys has been confirmed...Shipley Country Park on the 9h January. Deep joy.
Lit, I'm working just up the road from St Andrews on Wednesday/Thursday this week.