Running hills 46:21  6.62 km (7:00 / km) +300m 5:42 / km
H&D Tollymore. Had a bit of an internal battle with this one. Calves were tight and tired so I was think I'll just take it as a training run and then the klaxon went, and my brain switched into its a raaaaace. First 1.5 k wasn't too bad (downhill and flat) and I thought, huh I might be able to race this. Then we hit the first hill and my calves would not co-operate. At that point I did switch to training run mode. Staggered up the hill and over the wall, but as I came down the far side my right calf cramped really badly so I stopped for a minute to let it relax/stretch it out. Set off gingerly along the wall with a plan to cut out the hill if I still couldn't run properly but everything settled down so I headed up the mountain with no name. Downhill was pretty painless so I just cruised back off the top of the hill, didn't want to push it to hard since I was getting twinges in the calf. On the plus side I did overtake 5 people on the hill up to the finish!
Course was 200m shorter than 2 years ago and I was 1.30 slower this time round, which considering my break by the wall and then the jog from there home I'm not too disappointed about.