Eastville Park Run farce
Stomach recovered overnight, sadly I am not remotely the runner i was, and even worse, this parkrun a) had poor marshalling (at the crucial turn, the woman in yellow stood there wasn't marshalling - just clapping & saying "well done!" - all the leaders carried on; people behind turned right; I was in between so nearly all my lot swore and had to change direction, I cut across playing fields - lost 20-30 seconds).
Then later on, as the leaders caught us (having done full lap), there was a mini lap and again people were splitting - FARCE! the now extra marshalls were saying "which lap did you do first time - big or small?" - I'd done neither; had another c~10 seconds stand still conversation there.
Felt shite - the gradual uphills were really tough (so unfit); yet the gradual downhills were awful, due to my LH hip displacement thing, so LH calf felt it was nearly tearing plus LH hamstring pain.
Early kilometre splits all sub 4 mins, which I'll take as a positive; otherwise, far & away the shittest run I've ever had in a ParkRun. Took at least an hour to cheer up. Sociable, which was more important.
(Even Garmin fucked up on me at the start - spent 1st 100m+ trying to get it to work - what's going on there???? - after it failed on me 2 days ago). - this explains why my own time is 7 seconds quicker than the time they've given me; I probably "raced" 5.2km. What ever. WHATEVER!!!https://www.strava.com/activities/1343047201http://www.parkrun.org.uk/eastville/results/latest...
551 runners (Pomphrey hill was cancelled) - utterly BONKERS.