just a quick post as i'm SO sleepy but off to visit mum in a min, may find a use for that comfy bed !
it was very sunny here first thing and i walked the dog, feeling hot and wishing the cloudy weather forecast would arrive! dropped him off at dads and off to Smallbrook Stadium for the Brading 10k! i was worried i wouldn't know many, but there were lots of familiar faces, and a nice surprise as my friend Lisa was one infront of me at the queue to sign up! we sometimes run together as are a similar pace and i find her nice to chat to.... So we started off together and luckily it HAD clouded over and had an enjoyable first 5km together with a bit of a chat except on the hilly bits! it was on roads still open to traffic so i think the stream of 143 runners may have caused slight delay around the back roads of Brading! but most motorists seemed fine headed off towards the long gradual hill of Beaper shute, and i got a little ahead of my friend, and she had said to go if i felt like the hill was going well, so i did! consoling myself with the fact that i could cheer her through the line at the end..... that was a long old road but i was feeling ok and when we got to the end of that there were just 2.5k or so to go! nice bit of down hill but remembered the words of someone who had said earlier"don't forget the hilly-ish last 1k" and kept steady! with the last 300m to go we entered the circuit and did a lap to the finish! was with chip timing and my result was 106.59! not so bad for what was definitely not the flat-ish 10ks of previous ones! they had a meet in the bar afterwards(pint of lime and soda for me with ice!) and awards given out, the winner came in at 35mins! wow! i was 123rd but with lots of club runners there i felt that wasn't so bad, and it was nice to do a local race! was 9th out of 17 in my age category
I was So sweaty with it being humid so headed back for a lovely shower and out of that sweaty gear! my hairband was sodden! Had lunch and felt SO tired, early night tonight i reckon!
off for a lie down now at mums!