A nice foggy morning out at Smithfield. Hands were cold for about the 1st k of the run. I ran the 5k today for the first time after many trips out to SMC over 4 years.
The start was pretty quick across the wet grass and I settle into third place behind what it turned out were two 10k runners. I had Garry Womsley for company on my shoulder for most of the trip out to the turnaround.
As I turned the two 10k runners Matt Thomas(CR Ben-hur) and Peter Truscott continued up the hill back into the fog. I heard a couple of shouts from some 25ker CR's as I turned as well but didn't see who.
Garry had a go to try and drop me just after the turnaround but that didn't work as I had decided I wasn't getting beaten today. Ran off up the hill and past the bus way to drop him and then had that lovely long 1k back home.
I was waiting for someone else to come but luckily I held firm for my first ever win.
Ran a 2 second PB to finish in 18:26. Getting that number 1 handed to me at the finish was sensational. Yeehah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks to the Runners who kept yelling at me from the 2.5k back to the finish. Kept me pushing hard.