Posted: 02/02/2014 at 17:09
My last two trips to Ryde involved freezing at the start of the Ryde 10 and getting soaked then baked at the IoW Half - so today's weather made a pleasant change .
I left to get an earlier ferry without trying to push through the huddle to check the results board - so I assume your undisclosed 'nice time' means you ran fast enough to expect a telling off on here for running hard so soon after the illness?! Were you in SAC stripes - I didn't notice you at the start?
I did alright today, I don't think anybody was ahead whom I wouldn't have expected to be, and I don't think I beat anybody I wouldn't have expected to - so a par performance and a nice day out on the island. Over a minute faster than same course last year, but slower average pace than HM PB from November - but then the HM was flat so tricky to draw comparisons. Wasn't really race fresh after XC last weekend and Stubb 10K the weekend before. No racing for the next couple of weekends so should be in better shape for National XC Champs on 22nd.