Posted: 15/05/2016 at 18:59
Well done and thanks.
Hook 2 mile report
Got to the start about 20 mins before which is leaving it a bit late for me however Chris decided he wasn't going to go at the last minute as he did something to his knee. However I did get there in time to see the 10 mile runners including Charlotte Purdue go past who went on to win the ladies race. So unfortunately I didn't get to have a good look at a course map first although it did look very similar to the previous years' 2.5 mile course in reverse and missing out a chunk at the top of the map.
I'd already decided since this was the first time in a long while I'd run 2 miles I was going to aim for 11:30 min mile pace I'd take things easy and found a dad and his little girl (who was doing her first race) to run with as they seemed to start out at the pace I wanted to run at. The first mile came and went in 11:18 and then we slowed considerable for the 2nd mile (12:04). By this time we had hit the finishing straight and I was definitely not prepared how quickly this little lass sprinted however all 3 off us managed to beat Elvis and the final split (.12 miles) came in at 7:24 pace. The mum (she did the 10 mile race) was waiting at the finish for her daughter and hubby and she also had a good race. I think she said she finished either 3rd lady overall or 3rd in her age group. Overall time was 24 min 16 (ave pace 11:26 min miles).