Posted: 15/11/2015 at 12:59
Epsom 10 mile race this morning. We were spared the deluge of last year but it was very windy, to make up for that. After a descent for the first mile, the rest of the first half is broadly uphill, and hard work into the wind. By 4 miles I was on my own in fourth, with 2 others around 50-100m in front. I kept thinking I was gaining on one of them, then he'd pick up a bit and pass his mate, who I then thought I'd be catching until he repeated the cycle. In truth I never really got close.
I was hopeful of getting inside the hour, which I haven't managed for a couple of years on this course, but coming round tattenham corner we hit a massive head/crosswind coming across the Downs and I just missed it.
So fourth and first vet which isn't bad. Good to catch up with CL who picked up the team prize.