Posted: Yesterday at 08:29
Hi Martin - never done the Ipswich half, it always clashes with holidays or other things. I think the same is true this year. I've heard it is pretty undulating and harder than the Norwich half. Shame about that 1 second at Wroxham - hope you get under next time!
So after the scrum of the Norwich parkrun I tried a different one last Saturday - Fritton Lake, which is out towards Great Yarmouth. Really nice one, much smaller with between 70 and 80 runners typically. And a great course, although slower than Norwich. Mainly grass and woodland tracks, some gravel path and pretty much no tarmac to be seen. Twists and turns and a few ups and downs, but really good fun. I was actually surprised with my time of 21.25, as I felt really comfortable and thought it would be slower. I don't think it'll ever be a PB course but definitely preferable to Norwich for me. And I was 1st lady which will never happen in Norwich
My only problem was as I was walking to my car afterwards my right calf cramped badly as if it was pulled - it was OK for Sunday's long run but has been troubling me since so I am taking a wek or so off running and cutting back on the speedwork for a bit.
I have entered the Diss 10k, but it's only a couple of weeks away so will see how my calf is doing before I make a decision. Martin - it's definitely one for a good time, pretty much dead flat.