Running27:25 5.3 km (5:11 / km) +2m5:10 / km ahr:126 max:162
Running race 29:56 10.0 km (3:00 / km) +6m2:59 / km ahr:178 max:187
Stirling 10km - 1st.
Ground myself into a bit of a hole last week but cut back a lot and feeling a bit fresher for today. The race started into a bit of wind and I covered a few early surges from various people. After a couple of km I stretched the legs out to see who the main challengers were going to be. Grant Sheldon was the only one to come with and we got a little gap on the rest of the field. As it was just the two of us I decided that it was worth keeping the pressure on. Grant stuck in stubbornly for a long time and I was wondering whether he would ever drop off, but at around 6.5km I got a small gap and the elastic snapped. From here it was just a grind into the finish. From the shape of the course, I was sure we'd have the wind at our backs at the end, but no, from 6-9km was probably the worst wind of the whole race.. Happy to dip under 30 and get the win, which were the two aims the day.
Running20:29 3.99 km (5:08 / km) +2m5:07 / km ahr:116 max:126
Running55:03 11.94 km (4:37 / km) +81m4:28 / km ahr:121 max:139
Today's 29.56 10k means I've run <14.30 and under <30 in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Before 2016, my bests were 15.19 and 31.47. There is an element of not racing as much, certainly before 2015, but I definitely didn't think that I'd make those sort of improvements at the time (and I'm not sure anyone else did either!).