Saturday 27 September 2014

Warrington English Half Marathon

I ran in the Warrington English Half marathon last Sunday just 1 week after finishing 2nd at the Lake Vyrnwy Half.  Originally Lake Vrynwy was to be my target race with an aim to win and hopefully a pb and then do Warrington Half a week later with an aim to hopefully win but not worry about the time and enjoy it.  With having a cold leading up Lake Vrynwy I was happy with my position of 2nd and my time which was slower than originally planned.  So I then decided that perhaps I could try and target a fast time at Warrington instead.

Although I have done this race for the last 2 years I had forgotten how its not really a course for a fast time.  Lots of long drags that aren't too steep but enough to slow you down!  Its also got some twisty parts too.  After a couple of kilometres I decided that although I was feeling good (and in the lead) that a fast time wasn't going to happen.  

I really enjoyed this race.  For most of it I ran with 3 other men and they helped me stay focused to not let them get away from me.  

I finished in 1st place for the 3rd year running and was 8th over all including the men.  My time although wasn't fast it wasn't too slow either (78.58) and is the fastest I've done at this race. 

A really good atmosphere and well organised race.

It was also quite a boost to see my picture in Athletics Weekly!

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