A great day out again on the track, despite not being a track runner I have enjoyed a summer of track races. Along with racing for the master’s age category. Humid conditions which was becoming common and a nightmare to get 35 miles down the road to the venue which was hidden.
Mixed race with the older men and then V35-45 ladies, I had a great run and lead from the start, although not a PB. Proceed to speed off from the line hitting through head wind and never looked back although frustrating lapped a few people multiple times and was determined to lap the last person before the finish line. 5000m finish in 18:16 which is off my 17:48 a few years ago but different track and different conditions and a lot of miles in the legs.
Although a painful journey thoroughly enjoyed the event and wished I had also doubled up in the 1500m and gained a 2nd gold medal.