On a very hot day and still heat exhausted some weeks later after the Thames path I knew this would be a tough one. Ultimately I was using this or a good hard training session and a local race. With a few hundred on the start line, a local community feel and recognizing some local running clubs and neighbours. Braving the front of the start line and at speed from the gun to make sure I could get a good gap.
I struggled with the speed still lacking the leg turnover from the long-distance running and training. Netherless carried on with the 2 lap course for the 10k. The off-road and weaving of bridal paths and round cones made this not a fast course, but still very pleasant. I wasn’t contested at the front by anyone else but did finish is a slow 38.56. There were bigger fish to fry in a months time with a 24hr race.