NGOC Urban,. Dursley, 9km optimum route. Actually came 1st, wow.
LH buttock sore (prob from pelvic manipulation yesterday at Chiropractor) - too early to run/race?
Wet - wore terraclaws - immediately regretted it. ran on grass as much as possible. messed up no 3 as alleyway locked - it was mapped; then lost another 30s trying to find next alleyway. Dear me!
Fine onwards,. slowly catching minute man Scott Johnson (NGOC). Despite being sore / wrong shoes, started hitting my stride around 10-11-12, getting away from Scott at 12 with a great route. 13 good. Then the HORROR of no 14...... stood still for 15 secs, utterly puzzled. How? Where? No way!!!??!?!?
In disbelief, I trudged all the way round via the car park/start/etc, and to no surprise saw Scott now a good 45 seconds up on me already on his way to 15 & the finish. Reduced to timing the gap to him to see if i could somehow not "lose". I "beat" him by 5 secs in the end! 44:16 to 44:21
In fact he had taken illegal (and ridiculously optimistic) cheating routes through unlocked "impassable" gates & they added 2 mins to his split for no 14.
Anyway, 1st place, tho only used as training, & no Adam. Owain, Eoghan, Chloe etc.
Bad guts - terrible after race. oh dear. Was v bad yesterday as well. http://www.ngocweb.com/results/results_19/SESIAC2r...