Running race (Scottish 10 mile Champs ) 1:00:21  10.0 mi (6:02 / mi)
Race day - conditions perfect with very little wind and enough heat in the sun to remove the edge from the 3 degree temperature that it was. Tried to set off as steady as possible, it was my fastest mile but I was holding back the whole time and trying to ease into a pace/rhythm. I found it difficult to know how hard to go out as there were people in front of me who I have kept up with in the past but figured that I’d push hard but keep it controlled. Next few miles were good but struggled with my rhythm as there was someone running directly in front of me and not moving to the side. There was a steep hill going from mile 3 to 4 and overtook one of the girls going up the hill and was switching places with another lady who ended up overtaking me over the next few miles and ultimately finished in front of me stretching her lead in the last 2 miles. Pace fell off in mile 8 and that was probably where I lost my sub 60. Tried to pick it up over last two miles but damage had unfortunately been done. Splits were: 5:45, 5:52, 6:02, 6:10, 5:51, 6:07, 6:00, 6:23, 6:13 and 6:16.
Overall happy with my performance especially when looking back to Inverness 3 weeks ago. Really looking forward to Grangemouth 10k in 2 weeks as feel like the speed could be there over a shorter race just now