Sunday, 16 November 2008
The Gill Pimblott Memorial 5k trail race
Originally uploaded by jumbly
Originally I was going to ride over and dump my stuff in Jumbly's car but Ali decided she didn't want to ride to cheer me on but drive and that I was coming with her. Then there was a change of plan where she decided she might run so put her running kit on. We got there and she entered and it wasn't long before the start. I got away a little quicker than her and Jumbly at the start so I was waiting for them to come past me when I started struggling. The whole way round I was tracking the same guy which made me run hard but I could still breath and could have just responded if someone spoke to me. Coming into the finish I was expecting Ali to do her usual sprint finish so I kept pushing and finished in front of her.
Distance: 3.09miles (So I registered just under 5k but it does sometimes slightly under-measure)
Pace: 8'05 min/mile WOW!!!
Official time was 24'53" Which placed me 6/12 in my category and 58/80 overall
Well done to Jumbly who won her category!
At the end I got my picture taken with Ron Hill, who finished a couple of places ahead of me.