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This is my third time that i have run the race, and i got a PB of 1.33.36 on my Garmin, but slightly higher according to my chip. Well it was only slightly out this year, so no complaints.
There did seem to be a lot more people this year or was it my imagination? I just felt like a sardine in the pen, and i didnt have proper time to stretch out, since it took me ages to get to the baggage area due to all the people. Also, i found a lot of people were in the wrong pens when i started the race, meaning when i started, for the first few miles i couldnt run the pace i wanted too, since i was trying to weave between the gaps. As a result, i over compensated, trying to catch myself up at about mile 4, meaning i was using up some of my reserves quickly. By mile 7 i was finding it hard going, and when i saw a couple of people drop out, the temptation to do the same was overwhelming, but some how i kept myself going.
Well I crossed the finishing line, and even though i was quicker than last year, i was not very happy with my running. My girlfriend couldnt understand it, but you have to be a runner to understand the mentality. A f**ked up one i know.
Overall it was a good race, plenty of good support, and i will be back next year. I will get nearer the front though.