Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Guernsey Easter Running Festival

I targeted the local Easter 10km road race as a test of form ahead of my first tri of the year at Rennes in May.  With little specific 10k work under my belt but a couple of 5k run outs completed it was difficult to know just how well I would go.  With a noticeable breeze into our faces over the first half of the course, I had planned to run a negative split and so it worked out.  Seemingly fellow triathlete Matt Dorrian had similar ideas and was also on a similar schedule - around 35:00.

So we got to to the 5k marker just before the course turned for home and the pace increased noticeably. From that point onwards Matt just continued to apply the pressure and the elastic would stretch as we overtook some other runners.  Inside the final 1k the elastic finally broke and Matt sneaked ahead by 4 seconds at the finish.  I crossed the line in 34:14 for 9th place and first vet.

I also turned out in the cross country relay but my legs were still empty after the efforts of the 10k.