Posted: Yesterday at 09:15
Great stuff from the Abingdon crowd
Al_P, great run to PB in those conditions, and to get a fantastic podium too. Sure you'll kick on from here in your next one and really have a good go at 2:30. Looks like you had a good group working together.
Jimbob, excellent PB, I'm sure you'll get to that sub-3 sooner rather than later. Sounds like a bit of a warzone of sub-3 aspirants towards the end there.
Dr D - your run at Abingdon sounds much like mine last year ( solo for most of it, ending up with 2:40:xx). It's a tough thing to do. Especially if you're being ignored and going the wrong way, that certainly wasn't a problem I had last year, it's pretty poor. Still, a giant PB nonetheless and surely a shoe-in for sub 2:40 next time.
Ryan - excellent run, shame to just miss a PB, but impressive marginal dipping under the 2:45. It's funny that track finish, it makes you feel like you should be mustering a sprint, but easier said than done.
TickTock and Dan A - good solid sub-3s.
selbs - careful now, that's quite quick for a taper run.
Cabbage Patch 10 for me too. Plan was go with Lev for 54:xx. Just couldn't muster that sort of pace in the end, so stayed a little way behind and worked through the field (it was amazing how many people were falling back from a fast start) to finish in 55:18 for 15th. I was a little disappointed, because I really thought sub 55 would be straightforward, but at least it's fractionally quicker than what I hit 10 miles in at Cardiff. I was also consoled a little when I saw the results, because there were some good runners behind.me, and a lot of people seemed to have a difficult day. Legs feel awesome today for some reason.