A very hot and windy homebush track greeted us tonight. They had so many males enter (75) that they added a 4th race which I ended up in. Ie- the slowest race.
I didn't have any expectations for the race at all. A good way to run sometimes. No pressure, no PB's to chase. Just run!
Settled into my state 3k race position of last. Hopefully I'll catch someone eventually. The seeding was a bit dodgy or maybe the filling in of recent form as Luke Sky Runner belted past me at the 2k mark heading for a 16:41 PB. Think he should have been in the 3rd race.
Mouth was very dry from the 2k mark onwards and everytime we headed down the back straight we were met by a strong headwind. The wind seemed to disappear by the time the 2nd race was run. I did manage to haul in EJ who was 2nd last by the 2nd last lap.
I rounded the bell at 18:57 and put on my Kenny Bekele sprint to finish in 20:21. A masterful performance if I do say so myself. I'm glad that finished I ran out of fingers counting to 12 and a half laps.
A great run by Tom H on the night with a 30 second PB. Would have run 15:30 if not for the wind and heat.