Posted: 21/04/2013 at 18:24
So let's get the most important race report of the day out of the way. Bushy Park Run is a massive event, over 1000 people on the start line. Bit of a tricky one this as I didn't know the course and there were no km markers on the way round. Set off at a pretty good pace but had to make my way through the crowd for the first km. After approx 1pm I was in about 10th place and feeling good. Some of the Southern Softies were struggling with the pace and by 3kmhad moved up to 5th. Still feeling strong but not quite certain how much further to go. Went round some posh fountain and surprised to see the finish line in the distance. Unfortunately my initial pace had been too conservative and despite a final sprint could only hold 5th place and a Park Run pb of 17:16. My attendance at the race had clearly been leaked as I was handed a glass of champagne as soon as I crossed the finishing line. Someone had gone to the effort of baking cakes as well. My daughter had a great race with a 2min pb of 21:26, followed 3min later by my son who also got a big pb.
Apparently there was some other poxy race going on in London today but can't imagine anyone is interested in the results of that!