Running race 1:02:24  9.87 mi (6:19 / mi)
Pretty happy with how the race went. Conditions were just about perfect with it being about 18 degrees, very little wind and light rain. Started off well and worked into the race. Very comfortable with my speed on the flat ground and descending however still work to be done when going up hill. Therefore found the first half of the course harder with that being mainly uphill. Maybe need to work more on my speed going up hills again.
Found the section that was off-road good and glad that I've been doing a little more off road in training to prepare me for that as it gave me ore confidence with the tree roots etc. Parts of the off-road section were slippery underfoot as the stones had a layer of water on them.
Finally last section running back down into Ballater was good. Second place was about 50-100m behind me from mile 5 so just tried to keep pushing on at this point. Going down into Monaltrie park didn't go quite as planned taking a tumble down the last hill onto the gravel path to grate ,y right shoulder, upper arm, elbow, back, hip bone and knee. Thankfully all superficial grazes and bruises and hasn't seemed to do too much damage. Also managed to get straight back up and finish in first.