Posted: 23/05/2015 at 12:40
Cheers for the encouragement. Got to the park really early as have never run the course before. In my mind I was thinking somewhere between 18 and 18.30 should be possible. (PB is 18.00 from 2013) did a couple laps of the course as a warm up and the main hill was longer than I expected so decided to just go on feel and try and hold on. Was in 4th for the for the first 2.5 laps and saw 2nd and 3rd struggling on the final hill. Decided just to hammer the last half a mile and was 2nd finisher. Don't think my lungs have felt anything like it for a while.
Official time was 18.22 so not a PB but on a flat course I rekon I'd probably just dip under 18.
Has really given me some encouragement to focus on the shorter distances in the autumn.
Well done on the PB Westy!