Mild, 13C, slight drizzle at the start, brightening up later. Did the race with Jeff, and it was a good run. The hills were mostly gentle and undulating. Our pace in the early km was faster than the planned 6 mins a km, but we kept it steady and kept going. I felt surprisingly good in the first part and the middle of the race. After 11 miles I started to tire a bit but kept up a decent pace and managed a sprint to the finish line to get in just under 2 hours. My best recent training time had been 6:29 slower, so a big reduction. A very well organised and fun race to do, along nice traffic-free roads and paths including Clumber Park. Think I might be back to do this one again sometime in the future 🙂
Distance (Garmin): 21.59km
Avg HR: 162bpm
Avg pace: 5:33 min/km
Avg cadence: 88spm
My peak HR going over the finish line was 186bpm, which Garmin Connect says is 106% of max!