I met a friend during packet pickup and again right at the start of the race. I was a little concerned how it was going to be at the start as the Halloween race was a nightmare, too busy and it took a while for the race to spread out and acquire some gaps to run into. The horned sounded and we were off, walking slowly, but by the time we got to the starting line, there was a little space and I could actually get to my 10k without a great deal of difficulty. The run went as well as I could have hoped for, what with being hungover and out of practice. I used the aid stations for drinks and didn't walk. I was a little disappointed to see my old friend 'pace creep', was back as each mile was slower than the previous on, I even didn't have it in me for a kick at the end.
Finished in 53:34.2, which is about 30 seconds off my PR, so not too shabby
Nice route, well marshalled, not too busy, cool medal, plenty snacks at the end. All in all quite a good day out
|White tech shirt with green side panels,|
one of my favorites.
How Garmin saw it - http://connect.garmin.com/activity/159077478
Results - http://www.everalracemgt.com/results/full.php?2012/shamrock-n-roll-10k.html# 9
41st out of 101 in my age group; 376 out of 1322 overall, not bad...