Posted: Yesterday at 17:17
RFJ will be happy with his day, I think...football-wise at least! As will Wabo be.
About 6 degrees and damp here, which seems to be a recipe for chest infection compared to the crisp cold weather earlier in the week.
What: 5k pacing L65.
Why: I had promised.
Things didn't go without quite a few hitches! Flat tyre on the way to the race followed by being unable to find the venue. The sat nav was not helpful but we were rescued by a local.
A couple of ks warm up; thought we were going along the route but had headed in the wrong direction. Quite a narrow course which, apart from a few turns early on, was straight out and back. Tarmac path which may once upon a time have been a single track railway line. Path unfortunately wasn't visible due to all the leaves on it!
Set off a little too fast: had little choice as if we had slowed we would have been knocked over, it was that narrow. First k was 4:45: taking into account the twists and turns this was slightly adventurous and L65 suffered a little on the second k which was a shade outside 5 minutes. Big complaints from her here: remember I have been ill (she has, twice in the last month) but she then got a bit of a grip after the turn around point with the last 2ks in the mid 4;40s. 24:27 on my watch which would move her to 14th on the ranking list if correct, and ahead of a local rival. Pleasant little race and we will go back when conditions, and health, are more favourable.