Posted: 20/06/2016 at 09:18
Great achievement, Lorenzo - I still can't contemplate any event where the reporter states "as I got to 65 miles I decided that more of a DBS approach was needed " . .
Nice mile, Philip (that's easier to comprehend - although I guess there was at least a couple of minutes pain invovolved) !
Normanby Hall 10K yesterday for me, in North Lincs, near to my daughter's base. Build up to this was an 11 day streak up to & inc Thurs of 81 miles, rest Fri, 6 easy on Sat. However, impromptu dinner invitation was issued late Sat afternoon, which was followed by drinks at friend's place. Bed at 4:15am, alarm set for 5:45, drive to daughter's, then on to venue !
Felt a bit light-headed during my 10 mins warmup jog, and then bit odd in the first K, but adrenaline did its job and I just ran as hard as I could! Went through halfway in 21:50 ( just 5 seconds slower than last week's parkrun), but faded 2nd half to finish in 45:02 gun time (44:58 on my watch). In all honesty, I don't think the lack of sleep slowed me down that much - apart from a recent couple of parkruns, this was my first race effort of the year, so job done - and no reaction from the niggle issues of this year. 74% WAVa acceptable.
81st overall from 373 finishers. No Vogit categories in results (just 1st male & female vet). The first running of the event; I was quite inpressed - pretty flat course, well organised, cake & bottle of water at the finish !