Running 30:52  4.97 mi (6:13 / mi)
ahr:170 max:188 slept:8.5 shoes: Brooks N8 CX Spikes
DUMBARTONSHIRE XC CHAMPIONSHIP
First long XC in a long long time. The course started at the school, followed a muddy trail along the Kelvin and then went for three hilly laps of Maryhill Park.
I stared out in the top-3, led the pack for a bit and then settled in behind Marc Pollock at a comfortable pace. Me and Marc swapped 3rd/4th places for most of the laps. The first lap felt hard, the second/third laps steady. Marc shot by me on the hill of the final lap and I thought 'No problem, I'll get him on the flat." I didn't quite manage that, but I was able to pass Michael Miller with 600M to go to finish 3rd.
Reasonably happy with this race - pushed hard from beginning to end and was able to maintain a decent pace throughout. Think I could've come second if I'd been a bit bolder/more aggressive, I certainly had a couple of percent left in the tank at the end.