A few of us ran the Eltham 10k on the 13th Jan.
It was organised by MCC promotions and took place in Sutcliffe Park near Kidbrooke. The race started on the track and then took in some loops of the park and finished with a lap of the track. Pretty well organised and friendly marshals on the changes indirection along the route. Stewards enquiry over the distance though, we all had it 100m short.
It was a pretty grey day but the conditions were good other than a head wind when turning South (that must’ve meant a tail wind heading North).
We all went well, all set PB’s. 48:21, COD 46:21 DL and big up to Jamie Craggy for finishing 11th in a time of 45:51. All really pleased with how it went and we retired for a coffee in the Better Gym Cafe next to the track. Winning time was 40:27. I
A decent way to spend an hour on a Sunday, coupled with the fact the event took place on our doorstep, which meant we had to represent!! I think this was the first race organised here and we’ll definitely be on the look out for more. It’s a good way to keep check of our sharpness and you cannot replicate race day nerves, so all experience can be used in a beneficial way.
That’s all. Keep going, keep the consistency and you’ll definitely reap the benefit. February is another 4 weeks to grow into the year, up the ante and move towards your goals. Whatever they may be.