◪ 1:16:17  9.66 km (7:54 / km) +379m 6:36 / km
ahr:182 max:197 shoes: Inov8 X-Talon 225
Felt poor again going into this. Set off and wasn't focused again, not sure what's wrong with me can't seem to race at all this weekend. Losing time in small ways all the way though but just sooooo slow. Hated the 1:15, never had a problem running at this scale before but couldn't really read the detail and kept getting caught out by bits in the circle that I just couldn't see. Eddie caught me after a big mistake at 15, went through a couple of controls before he bonked then I dropped him moving the fastest I had all day (about 7min/km) and was scrappy and slow (dream combo) through the last few. Really quite frustrated to have such a poor race again but makes sense with being a bit ill. Can't seem to shake this illness has really been on/off since the JK Long and making running a huge effort.