Running1:04:16 6.7 km (9:36 / km) +424m7:17 / km ahr:127 max:162 shoes: Inov8 XT190(blue)
Running27:51 5.61 km (4:58 / km) +415m3:38 / km ahr:157 max:179 shoes: Inov8 XT190(blue)
Screel Hill Race - 3rd
Happy with that. Got a bit carried away at the start and lactate levels went a bit high but managed to control it and get into a groove mid-way up the climb. After a bit of jostling for position in the first kilometer, settled in behind James E with Tom and Sasha ahead. Past Tom on the ridge before the top as James and I took a quicker line. Managed to stick close to James for most of the descent along the technical single track then took a tumble on one of the tight corners of the gravel path soon after exiting the forest. The stones slid under foot as i took the corner and all i could do was go into a roll with my shoulder taking most of the impact. Got back up straight away but had lost about 30m on James, then slowed almost to a stop on another corner to avoid a second fall as James pulled further away. Held about the same distance behind James to the end on the fast run in to the finish. Luckily had a bit of gap back to Tom in 4th who had taken the descent with caution having just started to make comeback after injury.
Got seen to by ambulance crew at the end to clean up the wounds, closely followed by a few others. Only minor scrapes and grazing but had scraped quite a bit skin off the shoulder. Managed to avoid bashing the knees unlike Robert S who fell 5m into race and went on to finish 5th with a nasty looking wound.
Really enjoyed the race/route and nice to be close to the old record which was smashed by Sasha.
Running58:03 8.63 km (6:44 / km) +412m5:26 / km ahr:136 max:162 shoes: Inov8 XT190(blue)
Warm down with Stewart, Dessie, Mike, Neil, Nigel and Helen. Thought we were just going for a short jog up the track but ended up doing a trip out to the neighbouring hill top which was further away and higher than Screel - got back long after prize giving when most had departed.