running warm up/down 12:00  2.0 km (6:00 / km) shoes: Inov8 X-talons 200
running race 1:41:06  24.9 km (4:04 / km) +380m3:46 / km shoes: Inov8 X-talons 200
Hennops trail race.
A lot faster, flatter and less technical than I was expecting which wasn't ideal, but probably what I actually need to be working on at the moment anyway. Still really nice trails though, with 90% of it on singletrack
Went out pretty steady trying to make sure I didn't blow later, but still ended up being off the front for the first few km. Tranquil came past at about 4km and ended up just letting him set the pace and trying to hang on.
Together until about 17km where the elastic broke and I started dropping back a bit (some 3:30km's around the 12-14km mark were probably not ideal..)
Just tried to get round the rest of the course without losing too much time and ended up finishing about 1min or so back.
Happy enough with that. Some pretty solid pace considering the altitude and my lack of recent fast distance, but definitely have a lot of work to do before African x if we want a chance of a podium.