Saturday 9 February, 09:01
VR meet-up to celebrate Karen and Caroline running their 50th parkruns. Rain at the start died away but strong wind persisted.
Ran easy with Jo.
Total distance including WU and WD: 4.3 miles
Official parkrun (5k) time: 29:28
Sunday 25 March, 08:40
3C rising to 8C, cool, sunny. A 10 mile trail race with 1000ft/300m of climbing. The ground was still muddy and sodden from the rain and snow of recent weeks.
Pic: sunrise at Bakewell, view from race registration
Right hamstring was a bit stiff from the start, but heel was fine 🙂 Flat for the first km then started climbing. Passed a few runners uphill and walked the very steepest bits.
Descending off Chatsworth Estate there was a long gradual slope with a few twists and turns. Loved it, I powered down and left some runners behind. Missed one sign and went 100ft off route, laughed about it and carried on.
In the last couple of miles I was feeling great and had plenty left to push to the finish across boggy ground.
Ideal running weather, bright sun and no wind. Great organisation and I think I did ok.
Felt hamstring again later, and I also foam rollered right calf which had a few tight spots.
Distance: 10.14 miles
Avg HR: 141bpm
Avg pace: 9:14 min/mile
Trainers: inov -8 x-claw 275
Race position: overall 52/154 and in age category 7/18