Running 1:05:08  7.3 mi (8:55 / mi) +754m 6:45 / mi
shoes: VJ Irock
SCOTTISH ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIP
A race! An actual race! I was in the "3rd wave", setting off at 11.24 - all very precise organisation. In all honesty I felt rubbish on the start line, not as fit as I'd hoped to be and a terrible night's sleep last night. Very nearly didn't start but, seeing as I was here, thought I'd give it a shot, see how it goes and not put too much pressure on myself.
Started off gently at the back of the pack. Slowly worked my way up. Swapped places with Will Bowers and others, but slowly burned them off. A warm day and the final climb seemed to go on forever. Got caught by Kirsty Dickson a mile from the end, but managed to catch her in an exciting sprint finish.
Cloud inversion on the summit and warm enough to sit around taps 'aff - a brilliant day!