|right near the end, me in the yellow, I had a bit of a speed spurt and was able to make up a few places|
The Gosforth 10k is a local run seen as a fast course with many people heading there looking for a PB. I've stayed away from road running and particularly trying to go fast for a while now as I've worked out that it aggravates my plantar fasciitis.
Jonathan was heading down to the race and I thought, why not. We had done the SBU35 on the Saturday and this was the following Tuesday. Jonathan and I agreed to have an easy run around but once we got going, we felt pretty good. Our planned 9 minute miles turned into a 7 or so minute mile. After a few miles, I told Jonathan it was a bit fast for me and dropped back with him surging on and coming in a good two minutes ahead of me.
It was a beautiful night and the course covers some gorgeous ground. Towards the end, I had a bit of strength left and started to pick people off. I was pleased not to be overtaken at the end apart from by one person who had a real sprint finish and came in just before me.
Considering the miles in my legs, the finish time of:
was very satisfactory. Afterwards, we had a pint and hung out for a bit at the pub. Good times.
Joss Naylor was there for the little award ceremony afterwards. I didn't harass him.
|Hardly AC infiltrating Cumberland AC at the start|
|photobombing Lucy's picture of her sister Rachel, who got a PB|
|me and Jonathan sporting his and her inov8 jackets|