Posted: 24/05/2014 at 12:33
My current 5k PB of 18.08 was set at hilly fields parkrun this morning in the torrential rain. The clue to the course is in the name4hrs kip + belly full of beer & crap food + slowing down for muddy stretches + not knowing course = new 5k PB
Some steep uphills on tarmac and muddy grass. I was out on my own for the majority of the time. 4hrs sleep and slightly hungover after watching Arctic monkeys in Finsbury Park I reckon this would have been a sub 18min on a flatter course. Mark hill ran 18.18 @ rother valley this morning and I'm 40sec plus faster at hillsborough/hallam.
Now marathon training is over im working on speed with the coach at Sheffield running club. Current official time for 10k is 36.58 but ran 36.09 in a flattish 10k training rin not long back.