Sunday, 14 September 2014

Erddig 10k

This was the second year of this event that is put on by Expedition Wise Ltd. The managing director goes to the same church as me and I've know Brian for a long time so I like to support his event. I won it last year after having a good battle with Lee Jones who is another good quality North Wales runner and he usually beats me. This year I felt stronger but I wasn't sure of the win because I didn't know who would turn up. When I got there I was looking around to see if there were any fast guys. I'd recognise anyone capable of beating me; "keep your friends close, keep your enemies even closer", but sometimes a these races someone travels from afar that surprises me. When the gun went, alright it was a hooter, I went off like a bullet, well alright like a fast runner, too fast, when I looked at my watch at 400 meters it said 4.43 pace whooops. But there were four other people with me. Then I realised they were doing the 5k and not the 10k. After 1k it was just two of us until 4.5k then at 5k he stopped and I had to carry on on my own until the end. It was wonderful to have my family there to support me and also most of the marshals and helpers were from my church so that was cool too. Although we were all missing the Sunday morning meeting. I'm sure God won't mind, he's got more things to sort Out! My time was 35.18. Last year it was 35.35. Not bad for a trail 10k with about 6 kissing gates I had to stop at.