Wednesday, 29 August 2012

3rd place at Crosby Lakeside 5K

41 runners turned up for the second Lakeside 5k.
A slightly overweight Ben Johnson won with just over 17 mins, Gerry was second and me third about 30 sec back with 17.58.
 I think it could be a fast course on a calm day but we did have to fight the wind a bit tonight!
 Full results will be on the Southport Waterloo A/C website soon!
5k's are really intense, you have to push it to the red line from the start and hold it there close to the point of blowing up!
I enjoyed the effort but kind of enjoy trail racing far more these days!
 The hills naturally push you harder and then the downhills let you use your technical skills to run faster.
But on a flat road course like today its all about holding your pain threshold and not giving in!
I really think I'm more of a trail runner these days!
As a point of interest my age graded time would give me 15.51
My best ever 5k which was on the track was 16.48 set when I was 43 years old.
But I've run 21.31 for 4 miles on the road twice when I was 42 years old which I'm sure would have given me a faster 5K ?
The weird thing is I feel as good as I did back in 2003! 


Ewen said...

Nice running Rick. What I'd love would be a poing-to-point trail 5k on a technical course that gradually went downhill :)

Yes, I feel exactly the same when I'm racing a 5k as I did 20 years ago - just now I'm 4 minutes slower!


A downhill 5k sounds like fun ;0]

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