Mission: To beat PB of 52.32
Running Background: 3rd 10k race, (previous Langport & Mersey Tunnel Liverpool) running since May 02. Gym on and off last 4 years.
Personal Background: Age 47, From Liverpool (Well the posh bit across tghe river, The Wirral !!!)
Weather: Could not be better, (I had packed me wellies after the rain yesterday !!)Fine dry morning no wind, brillant.
Before driving down I decided not to wear my running shoes & socks,as I thougt my socks might get...well you know nerves and all that.
Felt good , had me bagel and honey as suugested by Runners Mag for breakfast and Pasta for me Tea last night !!!
Course:2 1/4 laps - Worries about a hilly Devon course completely unfounded, apart from a small climb between 2 & 3K, and 6 & 7K an excellent flat course.
The best bit was getting my running socks wet !!!, getting to the start across farmers fields, bridges etc.Should have worn me wellies !!!
The Race: Bit of a narrow start!!! Reached 1k in 6.02.....panic I was aimimg for an average of 5.10. 2K 10.35..panic Have I gone too fast ? Reached 5k in 25.42...Yes on course, although legs a little heavy..7K 36.02..Hang in...8K ..41.11, suddenly my legs come back to life, the end is near, PB in sight, I am going past a few runners ( well 2 actually).The rest is history as they say PB of 51.11.
Perfect day, Mission accomplished, Excellent organisation & course, and all for a good cause. It does not get any better than this...well until the next PB!!!