Running race 32:18  3.42 mi (9:27 / mi) +380m 7:01 / mi
shoes: Red Inov-8 Mudlaws
Kaim Hill Race - beautiful spring evening with great views over to Arran.
Started out at what felt like 10k pace. Was in front of the pack for the initial 400m of road but lost places when the hill started but lost a few places once the hill started and settled in to the top-10 just behind Gwyn Bellamy.
The ascent was a lung and thigh-burster, I'd forgotten just how difficult hill-running is. Traded places with Gwyn on the way up, got to the cairn about the same time and managed to open up a lead on the descent. All went to shot when I had to stop and tie my shoe-laces half-way down, allowing Gwyn to shoot past me and open up a gap which, despite doing some of the best descending of my life, I couldn't quite close. By the time we crossed the burn and got back on to the track I knew I wouldn't catch him so lost heart a bit. Finished strongly on the road section. Finished in 8th place with a 15s PB.
Really enjoyed my first hill race in nearly 10 months. Stupidly forgot to stop my garmin so not sure at the moment what my time was. Felt strong throughout.