As would be expected, David and Nadine started at a pretty sharp pace. They were always in sight, but gradually got further and further away as the race progressed. I was surprised by the 4:33 first k, as it didn't feel that fast. However, it didn't take long for the pace to catch up with me and all 'feeling' returned. There were hopes of a sub 23, as I've yet to do that at Gunners. However, an improvement on the previous parkrun was the main goal. I did try and maintain pace with David and Nadine, but they started to get well and truly away at the 3k point. Next goal was to try and catch pram lady in front of me. Sadly pram lady showed no signs of slowing down and I just couldn't reel her in. To add insult to injury she was making it look so easy (and she ran a PB)! When I saw the 4k split I knew a 23 would be a big ask. In the end splits were: 4:33; 4:40; 4:40; 4:46; 4:38 for a total of 23:11. It was an honest run with HR in the 160bpm range for kms 2-5. A pretty good result off no interval work other than running up steep rocky hills! Ruth ran a Gunners PB (after doing a tough 10000m at the track on Thursday night!) and David ran the same time as his Gunners PB. Well worth their trip over from Belco.
|Speedy Ruth supported by Dave. Speedy Margaret coming in as|
I head out on my cool down jog.
30 David BAUSSMANN 22:25 VM60-64 74.13 %
31 Nadine MORRISON 22:31 VW45-49 70.54 %
33 Julia ANDERSON 22:42 VW40-44 69.31% New PB!
37 Janene KINGSTON 23:11 VW50-54 72.32 %
87 Ruth BAUSSMANN 28:02 VW60-64 72.29 % New PB
104 Margaret MCSPADDEN 29:41 VW65-69 71.48 %