Trail Running race (Cross Country) 48:39  7.32 mi (6:39 / mi) +100m 6:23 / mi
National Cross Country Championships - Callendar Park Falkirk
Couldn't make up my mind all morning whether to take part or not. In the end decided to start and drop out if I felt any problems with the ankle. Trying to fit a run in any other time was looking tricky anyway!
So did no warm other than a 50 yard jog. Then started super slow, almost coming to a stand still up the first hill. Took most of first lap pretty easy and after the first big hill picked up lots of places all the way. Ankle felt fine so stretched out a bit more on laps 2 & 3 but never too hard. Strava lap times (slightly shorter than full lap) - 16.33, 15.38, 15.22. Really pleased to finish with no reaction from ankle which was aim no.1 and really pleased to have completed my 20th National. Great day out at a classic event. Scottish Athletics are doing a great job of raising the event profile.
Result = 212th out of 566. Think I was well down in the 400s going round the loch on the first lap!