Posted: 04/04/2016 at 10:40
Awesome running yesterday LMH, great report.
Hilly, sorry to read that you had that experience, hope it all mends.
Dustin, sounds like a bit of an epic trial race, good effort.
I ran a remarkable race on Saturday. It was the Dunoon ride+run but I was only running. First time I have done an event like this. The race started whenever each runner was ready - you just scan your barcode onto a wee machine and off you go! First section was flat and about 2.7 miles. I got lost on this section and lost a good two minutes of time. My mile pace was 6:20 except for the bit I got lost on, which was 8:20 as I wandered around looking for the lady with the barcode machine! Silly me, entirely my own fault. After that, you get to take as long as you want to get to the next section, which was an undulating trail run of about 0.8 miles. I ran well on this bit and didnt get lost! The third section was superb - just over 2 laps of Dunoon stadium, old blaze track, used to train on it 30 years ago and it hadn't changed. Memories of my youth powered me round and I actually won this section overall, managed the 0.56 miles in 2:45. Loved it - genuinely felt on top of the world. It was a long walk/jog to the final section, a mixed terrain. 2.1 miler and I flew along, finishing first and officially opening the renovated Dunoon pier!! Microphone pointed at me straight away - too knackered to talk properly. Because of the nature of the event, even though I was first finished, I ended up 4th overall, about 90 seconds behind the winning time. If only I hadn't got lost!!!
Another day I will never forget and a highlight of my running life. That's three in the last year - and I am not even that fit!!