Posted: 30/06/2016 at 22:02
Evening! And a pretty soggy one at that! Started raining about an hour before the start of tonight's 5k...and is still pouring. Saw OL as I was sheltering, but didn't even see his back after that!
What: pacing L65 around 5k race
Why: had promised. Didn't entirely go to plan! Being flaming June we had planned on a little sun and a dry evening; in the event it was decidedly wet and the course wasn't at its fastest. In the warm up my garmin, fully charged earlier n the day, decided that the battery was low, so it was a case of running "blind", so to speak. Nice steady start saw 1k in around 4:50, and then next k in a similar time. L65 never really seemed to get going though, and the third and fourth ks were around 5 minutes. Final result was 24:54, enough for first in the age group and moves her into the top ten in the country. Course record is 24:33 and that is more than possible. 542 in the race which meant it was quite busy early on!
LMH: Mandy Vernon ran 18:06 to break the age group course record.
One of my friends ran 19:43 to set a new M70 Irish record, taking over a minute off the course record.
170 broke 20 minutes. Decent standard!