Well, today I ran the Fittleworth Flyers 5, a 5 mile primarily trail run in the pouring ran. I hadn't expected it to rain quite as much as it did….
It was a lovely run, a bit hilly in places, but after the hill training I have been doing I did manage to run up all the hills and quite often overtook people going uphill 🙂
This is the first run in the local fun run league that I have taken part in with the club, I have always felt I would be too slow up to now…
I'm not sure what my official time is yet but I recorded 45:53 on my garmin. My slowest mile was the first one, I started at the back….. But my overall average was 9:09, this is getting close to my target HM speed for November although I am now thinking that may be a bit optimistic but the November race is flat and on roads, this was primarily on trails and hilly. But it dies show that I really need to keep up with the training !
Another thing I learnt today is that when you have run the tread off your trainers they really do lose grip….. A shopping trip is on the cards….
A slightly different gift at the finishing line…. A smallish microfibre towel, certainly not big enough to dry me out after today though !