Well, after a slow week and two 3 Km runs in the dark, I got to Keswick in the 4C cold this morning, ready and raring to go. The bright sunshine really helped (sorry no running pics, but this of my mountains on my way back to the car). ☺
A small field of 155, and surprisingly no first time park-runners. Race director said he thought there would come a day when there were no 1st timers left! 😃
Despite it being my 13th run, no bad luck ensued, and I did a personal best time of 32:35, which is a fantastic improvement (for me) on my previous 34:18. I have to credit a lovely young lady who ran most of the way back with me chatting as we ran. She went ahead as we crested the last rise, and seeing her disappear into the distance made me attempt a sprint finish. In the end she beat me by a metre.
Pos Time Age Cat Age Grade Gender Pos Club Note Total Runs
127 32:35VM65-6952.94 % M 72 NHS Couch to 5kNew PB! 13
I have to say that the night running (6:30 am, and 5:30 pm) with a lighting harness has worked out very well. I'm not confident to run off-road with it yet though. This is the harness I got:
although I got a warehouse package-damaged one for half price.
Have a great weekend.👣👣👣👣👣👣👣👣👣👣👣👣👣👣👣👣