Posted: 18/05/2015 at 10:59
sk - you're too quick to see the markers
mamafox - Great run, more importantly did you beat Jocelyn ?
Good to see Shades & Keith yesterday, don't envy that drive Shades!. Had concerns about the weather, but neither the wind or rain made an appearance.
Lovely course, with plenty of lumps and short sharp ups and downs. Decided to go for a sub 4 and settled into 3:40 pace , difficult to judge pace with the hills so just ran on feel. Halfway in around 1:50 and feeling good, passed a hobbling 10in10er and gave her some support, felt fine all the way to 20 (2:55) and really thought sub 4 was in the bag and was wondering if 3:50 could be done. Started to slow over the next 3, but still at 23 in 3:25, but here my legs gave up and I had nothing. Time frustratingly ebbed away & the last 5k took me 38mins! so finished in 4:03:31 , 4 min pb on a tough course so happy with that, but still a bit gutted about sub 4. Liverpool in 4 weeks to try again.
Kids enjoyed themselves, plenty for them to do, high ropes course, 1m fun run and we took our Kayaks as well. Access to the lake was easy, the boy managed to lose his shoe in the lake within 5mins of getting there!
Legs not too bad today, calfs a bit battered & end of my toe also. Bet shades has been out already, day off for me and I'll head out tomorrow.