Running race 22:18  4.1 mi (5:26 / mi) +25m 5:20 / mi
Northern Road Relays - Leg 6 22.18 (+2)
Would have taken averaging under 5.30 if you'd have offered it me beforehand.
Ran a sensible race, the guy who started 4 secs ahead from Durham, finished 4 secs ahead, despite being about 25secs ahead after a mile (and despite what results say!)
In between a guy from Holmfirth came past and I let him go to, but was back ahead by the end of lap 1, feeling strong but not in the red yet. Knew was running about 5.30s so happy to hold that pace.
Onto lap 2 and at the same point Holmfirth came past, Penistone came passed. That part of Yorkshire must have it in for me. Anyway, struggled to keep with this guy, as he reeled Durham in.
As 3 miles ticked by was surprised to see pace hadn't dropped and in fact I was able to pick it up, 4th mile at 5.22 was my quickest.
So hadn't put myself in enough trouble early enough basically, which is bad on the day but a good sign overall.
Oh, and the wind and rain only arrived on last leg of course
Team 30th which was disappointing. 1:10 away from qualifying which if Mike B hadn't had to move up to A because someone stubbed their toe (??!!) we would have done.