A sudden move from the relatively flat Holsworthy course to a 3 lap course down at Appin lead me to question whether I was in PB form to warrant running North Head Striders or competing for the club.
My decision to run was based on me wanting to beat the other clubs in every race rather than running against your friends in a Striders race. Both good but the Road 10k won out.
Picked up my numbers from Guzzo before the start and worked out we would be very light on for runners. I think last year it was about 30 runners from the Striders. This year less than 10.
The course was pot holed without much sun protection and had a few hills with the finish up a hill. Due to my foot injury I didn't think I would run fast today.
Well the splits proved that during the three laps.
1st 12:50, 2nd 14:00, 3rd 14:05. I actually recorded 40:50 but was given 40:55 as a time. I did manage to be passed and repassed Nando a couple of times during the last lap. Did get him by the finish.
It was 25 degrees down there and not much shade protection. Plus windy as well.
Wish I had better news but the foot is stopping me from pushing off in my stride so is not good.
I ran like crap, what more can I say. I just don't know when it will turnaround. Maybe the coach needs a kick up the clacker.