16 miles before breakfast? I ask ya!
Finish time was 1.35.11 for 10th place overall (out of 2000). So a personal worst time as I was exactly 1 min quicker in 2006. I put this down to the head to head I had with Jamie Helmer in 2006.
Results can be found at
I used the Garmin 305 I borrowed from Tim Male for this race. Unfortunately I hadn’t spent much time with the watch and it didn’t help. I set it up to pace me in for a 1.33 and thought this was on the cards until the last few hundred metres when I realised it had been telling me porkys. Or I just didn’t know how to use it.
I went off hard and finished hard. I had stuck with Eoin O’Connell to mile 7 but then the group of three got split up by a surge from a runner who came through the field. I backed off and let them fight it out. Felt very strong throughout which is encouraging. Somehow managed to lose 3 places in the last 2 miles though which was a bit disappointing.
The ITBS I picked up while running too many hills down in Cornwall has now developed into a pretty acute injury. I’m probably not going to be able to run much until the marathon. Lots of ice, rest, physio and stretching for me.