Road running race 34:11  10.0 km (3:25 / km) +90m 3:16 / km
shoes: Mizuno Wave Musha 5
Run Through 10km, Brockwell Park
Entered this (or rather was encouraged to enter this by school friend Dan) as a Berlin marathon prep race, a speed test to see where I was in my training and fitness. I'd not done a 10km (excluding Brutal 10s) for at least a could of years, certainly not since my return to form, so was curious to see whether I was back in the 33:20 shape I last achieved in 2007.
Alas, as I should have known from previous visits to Brockwell Park to swim in the lido, the course was not flat. Not to say it wasn't enjoyable but the 1 small and 2 big laps featured a number of inclines; nothing savage but enough to slow one down. The race itself wasn't too competitive. 200-odd participants but as I'd guessed from the results of the May Run Through 10km at Brockwell, Dan was my nearest rival. I went off reasonably hard from the start and, while Dan wasn't too far back going into the 1st big lap, he ultimately faded a little. I won in 34:11, he was 2nd in 35:40. So, am I back to the form which saw me achieve my PB 6 years ago? Could I get sub 33:00? I'll have to wait until another time.