Running race 17:55  3.1 mi (5:47 / mi) +50m 5:30 / mi
Corby parkrun - 1st, 17.55
Nice course, and 100th parkrun win* straight up the middle on a path, slightly uphill, then 2.5 laps from there round the outside of the park, the first 40% being a path, then grass, a long flat bit across a field, then 30m along a road (!), uphill through a small wooded section, and gradually back up round the edge of the field to complete a lap.
Nobody went with me at the start, but I wasn't really feeling great so told myself to hold back a bit and stay relaxed, as we joined the main lap the wind was in my face, though it was gradually downhill, even so I was amazed the first mile was 5.23! The next two were slower of course, and tougher terrain with the grass and that, so I just focused on breaking 18, which I did, just.
Groin/hip flexor very tight after despite core exercises, so day off tomorrow.
* the parkrun police will get me for that