Last weekend saw me running around Hickstead Racecourse in the pouring rain….. This was all in aid of helping the club gain some points in the West Sussex Fun Run League.
As well as gaining points for the club Steyning AC also runs it’s own handicap system for these races and in the ones I have managed to get to this year I have come first in all but one of them and in the last race I beat my predicted handicap time by four and a half minutes ! The slightly worrying thing is that to keep this going I just have to get faster and faster…..
I know every runner says this but I just haven’t done as much training as I wanted to over the last few weeks. I’ve had a bout of “man-flu” ( or a bad cold to most women 😉 ) so my mileage has slipped a bit but it does seem as though the training I have done has paid off.
At last weekends race we had some of our Tuesday night runners; at each race we are persuading 4 or 5 of the new runners to take part and the feedback so far has been great. There is something about the feeling you get when you cross a finish line that just can’t be beaten !
This weekend is the last race of the leagues season. A very hilly 5 miles across the South Downs from Lancing. The plan at the moment is that I’m going to run there and back adding another 5 miles each way to make up the distance I need to be doing for my long run. It does depend a bit on the weather and quite how knackered I feel after the race (I can always hitch a lift home with someone) but I really want to try and improve on my 1:59 half marathon PB in November…… time will tell all I can do is my best on the day 🙂
Anyway, I can’t add a post without a photo; this is one of the sunsets we have been having recently….. this is why I run.