Well I did run a PB for the 3000m and I'm happy about that. Time was 10:29.38. A 3 second PB over last years 3000m.
They ended up having 5 races for the males so I was in the E race. Started off ok and was running mid pack after the first 200m, slowly worked my way through the runners until I was in about 5th after the first k. This came up in a too slow split of 3:25. I needed under 3:20 for the sub 10 mins. Bugger.
Didn't run any better for the next k and passed that at 7 mins flat or a 3:35 k rep. Not happy with that. Got myself up into 4th spot for the last k and was happily cruising behind Sportsman by about 5 m. That was until the last 300m where I moved up behind him.
Ron waved me past at about the 100m to go and I sprinted for the line.
Did the last k in 3:27.
So you could say you ran a PB so stop complaining. That is true but I really did not run as fast as all the training has given me.
I did finish 3rd in the race.
Thanks to Ewen for all his help with training for this race. Sorry I ran like crap.
In a good note, both Tucks and Tom31 broke 9mins for 3k. Excellent! And Keith Bateman broke his State and National 3k Masters record running 9:09.