I ran my first race this evening the Park Hall 5k organised by the Oswestry Olympians. I had three objectives, to finish, not to come last and to come in under 30 minutes.
All three were achieved and with my new Garmin forerunner I know my split times
1 - 5:58
2 - 5:59
3 - 5:41
4 - 5:50
5 - 6:03
Not sure what happen to the 5th Km as I had targets in site to chase down but could not find the extra pace. But it was a good evening and the sun shone. Not sure how many runners there were but was over 125.
I was a little surprised to find I knew two other runners and also one of the stewards, my post man
Ellesmere 10k is now in the diary for August. But back to the local roads in the mean time following the Liz Yelling half marathon plan with the Great North Run as my target for September.