A windy, cold and flat race at Eton. Placed 4th in a time of 1hr17m18s. Not bad after the biggest week of running I’ve ever done. Certainly wasn’t feeling fresh and struggled to get the HR up to normal levels for this race distance (normally can hold 170 but was down at 161 average). Funnily enough I did think I had a chance of winning at the 12 mile point. I was only 50m behind the eventual winner and was in 3rd place at the time. Finished 40s off the winner in the end and was overtaken by a flying young chap in the last half mile. Reasonably happy but slightly disappointed about not getting under 1.16. Probably the first time I’ve ever raced a half marathon and not had an easy week before hand. There’s discipline!!
Even if you double the 1.17 and add 10 mins that equates to a sub 2.45
On tired legs!