Posted: Yesterday at 10:46
Ah, I was thinking metres
(M = mile, m = metre, min = minutes - this is the sort of thing that buggered the Mars lander )
Parkrun this morning - first one for ages. We started off at what felt like a steady pace, and I kept with a group of 3, feeling like I wasn't pushing too hard. After the first mile I tried to push on and leave the group, but a lady runner kept with me and then overtook me. I managed to stay with her for the next mile or so, even briefly overtaking her on the steps, but in the closing 3/4M she pulled ahead by a fair way and I couldn't go any quicker without retching. She looked comfortable and nearly caught a young lad who just pipped her to the finish. So, 3rd place and 18:11 helped by being paced for me - pretty pleased, as I wasn't expecting much under 19 today. I didn't think I was in good form, the course is pretty slippery in places with lots of grass and I had fish and chips and a fair amount of beer last night! 18:12 is currently my best time on that course, so it may be a course pb - will see what the official time comes out as!