Basingstoke Parkrun # 239

Only a few Saturdays left this year, and nearly a month since my last parkrun. I’m enjoying that I don’t even have to think about whether I’m going until 8:35 a.m. and don’t worry if I’m not feeling 100%.

Result: 18:54 (7th/166 overall)
Date: Saturday 8 December 2012
Format: 5km run (2.5 laps of tarmac, grass, mud)
Event website:
Full results:

We’ve all got blocked sinuses and crackly lungs. It’s that time of year. Decided to set off at same pace as last time and see what happened. First km was 3:31, the next was 3:54 and the third was 3:49, so I was running within a metre or two of the ‘virtual me’. 🙂 I tried to push on in the fourth km, but it wasn’t happening, and I slipped back to a 4:02 as Graham Hall came past me. I offered some encouragement/abuse. I didn’t try to pick it up, and the fifth km was a 3:38.

I know I’ve got a faster time in me, but perhaps it’s not going to happen this year.

(Right now, I’m shown as Unknown ATHLETE because I didn’t have my barcode. Ah well.)


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