Another Thursday, another rankings email from BOF.. This time to tell me that my (pretty terrible) run on Saturday was my 8th best in the past year, whereas my (pretty good) run on Sunday was my 12th best.
Sadly this also means BrandNewMe got loads of points for her good time on the same course as me on Sunday...we were equal on points previously, but now she has accelerated up the rankings away from me! Although I suspect she is most pleased by the fact that she has now also overtaken Ray....
Running warm up/down 10:32 1.43 km (7:21 / km) +8m7:09 / km ahr:117 max:151 shoes: Inov8 210 July 2018
Hmmm. Not there with much time to spare...
Running race 28:11  5.95 km (4:44 / km) +70m4:29 / km ahr:125 max:138 shoes: Inov8 210 July 2018
Chacefield Wood Trail Race. 5th of 130ish.
Trying pretty hard despite HR data trying to tell me it was all zone 2&3!
Course much amended from last year, kept all the terrain and single track bits and replaced most of the forest road stuff with more terrain and single track, nice!
Almost straight into a section weaving on a narrow route through some bumpy stuff, so set off near the front to avoid getting caught...and then got a bit excited by the 'terrain for orienteers' and went from 7th to 3rd in the first few minutes. Held 3rd until nearly the end of the first lap but two people on my tail and they passed me on the forest road section. Solo second lap in 5th, a little slower than the first but not much.
Content with how it went, felt strong enough but need more pace. Better than last year's unfit effort at this race!
Running warm up/down 18:48 2.78 km (6:46 / km) +32m6:24 / km ahr:124 max:133 shoes: Inov8 210 July 2018